Issue #104
November 5, 2014

What's in a Thanksgiving Turkey

Nearly 250 million turkeys were raised in the US last year alone. The insatiable market, which was $4.5 billion in 2011, has led to significant changes in the industry to breed and raise more fowl quicker than ever. As a result, most of the birds that will go under that Thanksgiving carving knife this year, were raised on factory farms and grossly altered for quick production. Take a read and decide if an organic bird, or perhaps skipping the meat altogether, are the better options this Thanksgi ... Read More

Bikes and Old Sweaters: A Match Made in Heaven

Recycling is the latest accolade to make the long list of reasons why bicycles are just plain awesome (and of course eco). That’s thanks to Imogen Hedges, a London-based designer who discovered that charity shops sometimes spend hours unraveling sweaters by hand for the simple reason that they can make more money selling the wool than from the sweaters. He created an “un-knitting” machine, built around an old bicycle frame, to facilitate the process. ... Read More

Healthy Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

This past weekend, my girlfriends and I went apple picking! This is such a fun autumn outing - especially if you live in a place where the winters are brutal. Here in Los Angeles, it’s fun to head o ... Read More
Issue #104
November 5, 2014