For the third time, presidential elections were put on hold in Haiti. The delay has led to street protests. Government officials said the Sunday vote was halted for “security reasons”, but the political opposition says it’s a ploy by the current government to keep its power.
Globally, we waste one-third of all food produced for us to eat (1.3 billion tons), according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. For our EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance joins us with Dr. Barbara Willard of DePaul University, to bust the myth that large holiday food bills and waste are inevitable.
Many shy away from composting because they have images of rotting food, scavenging animals and neighbors complaining about the smell. But EcoMyths Alliance says that composting can be odorless. Kate Sackman of EcoMyths and composting enthusiast, Jerome McDonnell, talk with Eliza Fournier of Chicago Botanic Garden. Fournier says, "It only stinks if you're not going at it right."