Tag Archives: pollution

We’re Running Out of the Grass Used to Make Grass-Fed Beef

Source: Grub Street NY

This is why we can’t have nice things: One of life’s most delicious and popular kinds of meat — grass-fed beef — is facing a new danger. The very “grass” it literally can’t exist without is suddenly far less nutritious than it ought to be. Researchers aren’t 100 percent …

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Why There Might Be Plastic in Your Mussels

Source: Grub Street NY

Congratulations, earthlings: We’ve polluted the planet’s waters so thoroughly that now even super-remote Arctic mussels subsist on a microplastic-laden diet. The sea up there, which most scientists still consider ecologically “pristine,” is apparently teeming with more than its fair share of the ocean’s estimated 165 million tons of …

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These Farmers Stopped Tyson From Opening a Plant in Kansas

Source: Grub Street NY

Tyson Foods pollutes more U.S. waterways than Exxon. Few Americans know this, but the ones likeliest to — farmers — are increasingly rebelling against the idea of having its smelly, potentially toxic plants in their communities. The Wall Street Journal dives into the biggest recent showdown, which occurred …

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Researchers Are Now Finding ‘Shocking Numbers’ of Microfibers in Shellfish

Source: Grub Street NY

Canadian marine biologists have given seafood lovers yet another reminder that those $2 happy-hour oysters probably include microplastics as a bonus accoutrement, whether you requested them or not. A Vancouver Island University team studying shellfish in the Pacific Northwest spent the last year doing a “crime lab”–level …

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Bad News: You’re Probably Eating Fleece Every Time You Have Seafood

Source: Grub Street NY

When buying your next Patagonia fleece, pick the color that looks most edible — new research suggests tiny pieces of it are going to pollute the food supply. Scientists have long expressed dismay about other microplastics, like the ones in the Great Pacific garbage patch that’s …

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