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October 2016 Issue

Greenhouse Produce; Raw Nuts Benefits

Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is recommended for optimal health, but during the winter finding an abundance of local produce can be a challenge. Greenhouses, which support the cultivation of produce during the off-season, can help meet year-round demand. Yet there are concerns that greenhouses aren’t so “green” on the energy-conservation front due to heating demands. Size, construction materials, lighting, and type of crops all affect the greenhouse’s carbon footprint.

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