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The Art of Pandemic Rules in Keeping your Produce Fresh

Today, guidelines and protocols are imposed to provide safety against the Coronavirus. People can’t go to grocery stores as frequently as before because of the protocols given, making it a challenge to keep our produce fresh for a long period. Would you believe that we can also use these guidelines for keeping our produce fresh? Here are some pandemic guidelines that we can apply to keep our produce fresh. The Art of Physical Distancing Physical distancing is a method used to reduce the spread of viruses. In the world of fruits and vegetables, physical distancing is also a good practice to prevent sudden ripening and decaying. There are fruits such as apples, bananas, melons, pears that release ethylene gas which...

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Single-use and Disposable Plastic Ban

Billions of people depend on plastic for just about everything. All our everyday stuff is either made of plastic materials or have plastic parts in them. Think cars, blenders, coffee makers, outdoor furniture, even clothes. Let’s face it, plastics are lightweight, easy to source, cheap and slow to degrade, making them an ideal material to work with. They literally last – past our lifetimes! It has become an indispensable (yet sadly, easily dispensable ) part of our lives, we don’t think twice about using them. Generations later, all of us are drowning in them. Our landfills cannot hold them, our oceans are choking in them, our neighborhood is littered with them, their neon brightness fading yet not degrading to blend with...

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Is Your Fresh Produce Going Bad Quickly?

Do you find yourself trying to force-feed yourself produce you purchase because it seems to go bad quickly? If so, there are a couple reasons why that could be. The first, and most obvious, is that you’re buying produce that’s already too ripe. Unless you plan to eat it within a day or two, you may want to try and get something that will take a little more time to ripen. If the produce isn’t too ripe at the time of purchase, but still spoils quickly after you get it home, you could be storing it wrong. Below are a few tips on how to store your produce so it will last longer. How Do You Store Green, Leafy Veggies?...

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What Other Purposes Can Mesh Bags Serve?

The practice of sustainable living is on the rise nationwide. Reducing demand on natural resources by replacing what is used is not only popular—it’s necessary. To the best of our abilities this practice must become a way of life if we are to preserve our natural resources. That can mean many things. Choosing not to consume a product that adds to the destruction of our planet or is dangerous to animals is one such way we can promote sustainability. Actress Rosario Dawson is also a producer, comic book writer, singer, and political activist. She is also a sustainable fashion designer through her sustainable fashion brand Vos. As co-Founder she focuses on bringing people closer to what they wear. The rise...

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Plastic Bags: How Do They Affect Our Environment?

Gisele Bündchen once said, "The environment has always been my passion. Mother Earth is our fundamental life-support system, and by becoming aware and responsible now, we can assist in preserving the planet.” She was right. One of the ways in which we’ve been seriously damaging the environment is with our overuse of plastic bags. How do Plastic Bags Harm Wildlife? Plastic bags harm both terrestrial and marine wildlife in numerous ways, not the least of which being that the bags are often eaten by animals. Cows, for example, often die when they eat plastic bags that make their way into the cows’ grazing area. When animals eat plastic bags, they can suffer from intestinal obstruction, or they’re killed from chemicals...

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