How green was my organic milk?

Think you’re saving the environment by buying organic or fueling your car with corn oil? Heather Rogers, author of “Green Gone Wrong, How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution,” says that “green” products aren’t always as environmentally responsible as they appear. In this interview with Need to Know host Alison Stewart, she discusses the reality of organic foods and biofuels, among other things.

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Comments

  • Sean

    While bringing up the shortcomings to these different approaches and issues is important, I am a little upset that you didn’t elaborate more on solutions to this other then toting the usual ‘more regulations’, which to be honest convinces no one and is in many cases just the tip of the iceberg to what can be done. I will have to check out your book to see if you do go into more detail, but I would like to see more focus on how to fix things instead of what’s wrong, otherwise all you do is offer the opposing argument more fuel to dispute or disregard any changes for the better.

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  • Shelley

    I’m waiting for products to be certified carbon neutral, humane, produced by unionized workers with living wages, organic, non-monocrop/promoting biodiversity, sustainable cradle to grave. Until then, try not to buy, buy local, avoid packaging, fewer animal products. Sooooo many things to think about; soooo many ways we participate in the abuse of life.

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    [...] e uniforme, têm de sair pelo mundo em busca de fornecedores”, explica a autora, numa entrevista (em inglês) dada na semana passada à rede pública de rádio e TV [...]

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