Today is Arbor Day, and The Daily Green offers this guide to save trees without actually planting new ones.
The Daily Meal chose the weekend of Earth Day and Easter to observe that the most eco-friendly meat is actually rabbit. Four recipes for li’l Peter Cottontail are included.
From Baby Einstein DVDs to expensive preschools, parents do a lot to give their kids an academic leg-up. But will they go organic? (NPR)
Fast-food chain Chipotle faces a natural-chicken shortage. (Orange County Register) That’s bad news given research from earlier this year that there’s less (and weaker) salmonella in antibiotic-free birds that the chain favors (Cornucopia Institute) and news from this week that drug-resistant MRSA bacteria is common in supermarket meat and presents a big danger to us. (LA Times)
What’s in your make-up and personal-care products? Find out at the Skin Deep database, which was updated this week with easier search tools, more safety tips, and a refined rating system. (Environmental Working Group)
This update on the science of taste explains why we like what we like and why it’s about so much more than our taste buds. (Washington Post)
Urban renters, try these exercises you can do in a studio apartment. (Diet Blog)
This Q&A resolves at least one issue on healthcare reform: how it will help those of us with that most expensive of ailments – a pre-existing condition. (Consumer Reports)
File Under: Not Confirmed. As of this writing, Paula Deen has yet to address the rumor that she’s been hiding her type 2 diabetes. If it’s true, it’d be very sad, but less than surprising, news about the so-called “Butter Queen.” (Daily Mail)