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For a deep dive into both the political perils of the Green New Deal and the technological hurdles of decarbonizing the United States economy, check out this piece that Trip Gabriel and I did last week. And if you’re confused about what the Green New Deal is, I try to offer answers to some basic questions here.
In other news, the White House announced last week that it had ended talks with California on whether the state could retain its right to set stricter automobile emissions standards than the federal government.
The breakdown of negotiations, Hiroko Tabuchi and I reported, signals that the Trump administration is moving toward freezing an Obama-era rule that would have doubled fuel economy standards by 2025.
And in the world of science, be sure not to miss this piece by Kendra Pierre-Louis on how extreme weather can start to feel … well, not all that extreme. Happy reading!
You can also try specialized organizations, like Books Through Bars, a Philadelphia group that gives paperbacks to people in prison.
You could donate used bras to the Bra Recyclers, which has a drop-off locator on its website. Even an old mattress need not end up in a landfill. Bye Bye Mattress, for example, recycles mattresses in some states.
Have a pair of shoes you’ve hardly worn? Donate them to an organization like Soles4Souls. And Habitat for Humanity collects old furniture, appliances and even building materials.
Other lightly used possessions may still have value, if you have the patience to sell them online.
Contact your local sanitation department to find out how your city would like you to dispose of hazardous materials like latex paint, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. Many communities have drop-off days.
Even those items most likely destined for the curb, like broken appliances, may have life yet as scrap metal. The more stuff you can keep out of the landfill, the better.
By Henry Fountain
As in, bread with ground-up crickets.
Eating insects is common in many parts of the planet (the United Nations estimates that roughly one-third of the world’s population consumes them, and they are offered as street food in Mexico, Thailand and other countries), but it hasn’t fully caught on in the United States. Chefs are experimenting, and companies like Hotlix and EntoVida are making snacks and other products from grasshoppers, worms and other insects. (Can I interest you in a bag of mixed bugs?)
There are several qualities that may make insects attractive to consumers. They pack a lot of protein and other nutrients per ounce, more than beef and some other protein sources. And they get good marks from a sustainability and climate perspective — they convert feed to protein very efficiently, use little water and produce only tiny amounts of greenhouse gases. (Unlike cattle, insects emit little to no methane.)
But for many people there’s an ick factor to eating them whole. To overcome that, some companies are trying other means to get crickets into our diet.
That’s the case with Seek Food, a small New York City company. Seek sells cricket granola and other snacks, but it also sells flour mixes, including the one I used, “all-purpose,” which combines standard wheat flour with ground crickets. “It’s an entry-level approach to eating crickets,” said Robyn Shapiro, the company’s founder and chief executive.
Ms. Shapiro declined to say exactly how much cricket flour her mix contains, but said it was less than 25 percent. The resulting flour has 40 percent more protein than wheat flour alone.
In case you’re wondering, Seek’s crickets (the house cricket, or Acheta domesticus) are raised by a Texas company in stainless steel tubs. They don’t need much light or water, but the warmer the environment, the faster they grow. The bugs are fed an all-grain diet but they are not that picky — they can subsist on scraps or other food waste. “Crickets are omnivores,” Ms. Shapiro said.
After about six weeks, the insects are frozen until they are dead. Then they’re dried and milled.
The flour comes in a 12-ounce bag with a recipe on the back — a standard one that calls for yeast, sugar, water, salt and oil to make a basic loaf. The flour was darker than wheat flour, and had an odor that reminded me of malted milk powder. It mixed with the other ingredients easily, and the dough was light and easy to knead.
The recipe called for eight to 10 minutes of kneading, and I could understand why. Crickets don’t have any gluten, so it’s important to fully develop the gluten in the wheat flour to get the dough stretchy enough for proper rising.
The bread that resulted was fairly dark as well, but had a decent texture. I brought it to the office so my Climate colleagues could try it with butter and jam.
It was actually pretty tasty. I’d almost call it normal. Almost.
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