The cost of convenience: drive-throughs

Convenience is expensive. For as long as I recall, and probably generations earlier than that, advertisers have promised that their products will save time. We all know how that turned out. Gas or electric stoves and ovens, refrigerators, washing machines … Continue reading

Saving the planet and our health at the same time

In a previous post, I pointed out similarities between the obesity epidemic and our addiction to oil. As we burn more oil, our air becomes less healthy. We cannot produce enough ourselves and have to buy it from countries that … Continue reading

Sustainability and obesity: consequences of not living green

Sustainability means finding a balance of economic and social goals with ecological awareness in order to minimize damage to the environment. Obesity, the result of an extreme imbalance of high food intake and low physical activity, serves as a good … Continue reading