Amaranth: Efficient Native Grain

Amaranth is an ancient plant whose seeds can be ground or popped — they have a sweet, nutty flavor. The ancient Aztecs considered Amaranth a “super food”. It was an important part of the empire’s crop base, and was fed to runners and warriors because of its reputation for providing large bursts of energy and […]

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Razor Made With Recycled Plastic

This razor is made of 100% recycled plastic (65% from Stonyfield Farm® yogurt cups). It will be available in stores this month (September 2004). It has a one-piece handle design which reduces resources consumed during manufacture. It is also recyclable, either with #5 plastics recycling or with Recycline’s postage-paid mailer — available at stores or […]

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Efficient Sweetener: Stevia

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Stevia is a herb native to Paraguay whose leaves are extremely sweet. In fact they are 10-15 times as sweet as table sugar, and refined extracts are 200-300 sweeter than sugar. I can’t abide artificial sweeteners, but I use Stevia to make lemonade, and it tastes great. It takes just one dash of the extract […]

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