Archive for September 9th, 2012

KQED’s Forum: A (Mostly) Plastic-Free Life

KQED’s Forum: A (Mostly) Plastic-Free Life

| September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2007, Oakland’s Beth Terry decided to give up plastic after seeing a picture of a dead seabird, its stomach filled with plastic bottle caps. Her decision spawned a blog, a book and a movement to make people aware of how much plastic they consume. KQED’s Forum talks to Terry about how, and why, people should reduce their plastic use, from changes obvious (carry your own reusable water bottle) to the surprising (kick that chewing gum habit).

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KQED’s Forum: Is Organic Food Healthier?

KQED’s Forum: Is Organic Food Healthier?

| September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many shoppers are willing to shell out more money for organic produce because they believe it is healthier — but a new report casts doubt on that. The Stanford University study challenges whether organic foods are more nutritious than conventional foods grown with pesticides. KQED’s Forum discusses the benefits of organic foods and the impact of ingesting trace amounts of pesticides. Do you buy organic? Will this new study change the way you eat?

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