Ever since the 1950s, when color television brought us pictures from Augusta of the immaculate turf at The Masters golf championships, Americans have sought equivalent lawns. We shear our lawns … Continue reading Care of Creation: The Beauty—and Barrenness—of Manicured Lawns
Many of us will fire up a grill this summer to enjoy a cookout with family and friends. How we do it though, can make a big difference. The classic … Continue reading Care of Creation: Making the summer classic cookout.
Food systems in the aggregate, including agriculture (plants and animals), transportation, processing, refrigeration and the like, account for about a third of our global carbon emissions contributing to climate change. … Continue reading Care of Creation: The Advantages of Eating Local.
Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth, with high smoke, heat, and shelf stability. Its real advantage is commercial efficiency, since more palm oil can be … Continue reading Care of Creation: The Minuses of Palm Oil.
Domesticated livestock, mostly cows and pigs, account for some 60% of the biomass of all land mammals. Humans make up another 36%. Wild animals only account for the remaining 4%. … Continue reading Care of Creation: The environmental cost of beef.