The Urbivore's Dilemma: From Take-out to CSAs

In Grist's Urbivore's Dilemma blog, a New Yorker named Jennifer Prediger chronicles her attempt to eschew a diet that consisted almost entirely of take-out in favor of home-cooked meals of food from local farms. Since becoming a CSA shareholder, Prediger has written about the surprising bounty of fruit and vegetables she receives each week—as well as the challenges of actually cooking it. This week, she talks about how a "plenitude of summer with raspberries, currants, snap peas, lettuce, mint, and fennel," turned the Fourth of July into a really memorable holiday.

In New York, it's so easy to subsist on take-out and restaurants—and it's great to support local businesses. But a CSA-fueled diet is healthy, good for the environment, and easy on the wallet.

Photo by Jennifer Prediger via Grist.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

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"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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