April 2017 Green Queen Scoop: Your Global Health News Roundup

 

Green Queen Scoop April 2017
Study Suggests Vegans Really Are Saving The World

Study Suggests Vegans Really Are Saving The World

Having a vegan friend may make it harder for you to choose a weekly brunch spot, but according to a new study, the small vegan population might just have the right idea…
HKU bans sales of disposable bottled water to help planet

HKU bans sales of disposable bottled water to help planet

The measure takes effect on Pok Fu Lam campus from July 1 – and plastic bags and takeaway boxes could be next. All single-use bottles measuring one litre or less…
Sweden Opens World`s First Mall For Repaired And Recycled Goods...

Sweden Opens World’s First Mall For Repaired And Recycled Goods…

A new generation of recycling has now gone from local drop-off centers to a shopping mall that sells only repaired or upcycled products. The new recycling establishment, ReTuna Återbruksgalleria
What Is `Rainforest-Free` Clothing, And Why Should You Care?

What Is ‘Rainforest-Free’ Clothing, And Why Should You Care?

On a night before Valentine’s Day, the Victoria’s Secret in Manhattan’s Herald Square was dressed up in pink Cupid’s arrows. Visitors from around the world were shopping for holiday…
Salmon Farming In Crisis: `We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas`

Salmon Farming In Crisis: ‘We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas’

Every day, salmon farmers across the world walk into steel cages – in the seas off Scotland or Norway or Iceland – and throw in food. Lots of food; they must feed tens of thousands of fish…
Marathons May Be Bad For The Kidneys

Marathons May Be Bad For The Kidneys

Even with proper hydration, it might be best to run fewer than 26 miles at a time.

Six years ago, a study from Michigan’s William Beaumont Hospital found that about 40 percent of runners suffer acute kidney injury after marathons…
The First-Ever Green Carpet Fashion Awards Is Coming

The First-Ever Green Carpet Fashion Awards Is Coming

The first-ever celebration of sustainable fashion will take place this year in the form of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. On 24 September, during Milan Fashion Week, major brands such as…
With Arrival Of Avocado Bar, Brooklyn Has It All

With Arrival Of Avocado Bar, Brooklyn Has It All

This innovative bar is the place for avocado everything: smoothies, salads and, yes, toast. Francesco Brachetti, a native of Florence, Italy, fell for avocados while living in Mexico….
Which One Is It: Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

Which One Is It: Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

In the early nineteen-sixties, when cholesterol was declared an enemy of health, my parents quickly enlisted in the war on fat. Onion rolls slathered with butter, herring in thick cream…
No More Carageenan In Organic Food?

No More Carageenan In Organic Food?

What do So Delicious ice cream, Publix yogurt, and Pacific Foods almond milk all have in common? They are just three of the many brands with the emulsifying agent carrageenan, a common food…

 

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Sonalie Figueiras is Green Queen's founder, publisher and editor-in-chief. She is an accomplished health and eco living writer, editor and speaker. When it comes to wellness, no one in Asia is as connected or as well-informed. Sonalie is also the founder of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic producing. When she is not working, Sonalie is usually dreaming up new recipes in the kitchen for her family.