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Morning Grind: May 6, 2013

By on May 6, 2013 8:00am EST

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

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Having groceries delivered can cut carbon dioxide emissions by at least half, compared to driving to the store, according to a new study. That’s because the delivery truck offers the equivalent of a “shared ride” for the food.

“It’s like a bus for groceries,” says Anne Goodchild, an assistant professor of engineering at the University of Washington and a co-author of the study. “Overwhelmingly, it’s more efficient to be sharing a vehicle, even if it’s a little larger.”

One of those rare times when being sorta lazy is actually the greener option?

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Both food and respiratory allergies also increased with income level, meaning richer families had higher rates of childhood allergies. Hispanic children had lower rates than non-Hispanic white and black children in the survey.

Mo’ money, mo’ problems.

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The EU says that Croatia’s Prosek, a sweet dessert wine made from dried grapes, is too similar to Italy’s Prosecco. Italy was in the EU first, so Croatia will have to find something else to call its wine. Some Croatians were pretty annoyed by the ruling, saying the names aren’t that similar and the wines are completely different products.

Last one there’s a rotten egg who can’t join the EU?

 

 

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