Myth: Monarchs and GMO Foods Are Unrelated

Why North America Is Losing in the Monarch Games Wanna talk Olympic pursuits? Every fall, monarch butterflies in eastern North America embark on an epic journey. Putting in 50-100 miles a day, they travel up to 3,000 miles from the U.S. and Canada to the fir forests of Mexico’s Neovolcanic Mountains, where they settle in … Read more

Garbage Disposal Vs Trash Can? What’s Better For The Environment?

Myth: Putting Food Waste Down the Disposal Is Greener Than in the Trash Trash Talk: Are Sink Garbage Disposals Good for the Environment? OMG hold your nose! There’s a mystery substance at the back of the fridge, and it’s scaring all the other food with its excessive stink. Now what? Pitching the moldy glob straight … Read more

Grass Clipping Disposal: Does Leaving Grass Clippings on the Lawn Cause Thatch?

How To Dispose of Grass Clippings – the Options How can you dispose of grass clippings? There are several options, depending on where your live. In many places in the U.S., you can still toss your grass clippings in your regular trash bin, to be hauled off the the landfill. For many reasons, this is … Read more

Myth: All Bees Sting

Buzz-kill: Afraid Bees Are Out to Sting You? It’s criminal—every day, in yards, picnic areas, and outdoor cafes across the country, scary bees stalk unsuspecting humans, slap-happy with sting power and thirsty for blood. Or…at least that’s how lots of people think of bees. Who among us has not frozen in cartoonish fear at the … Read more

Myth: Hold Your Nose — Composting Stinks!

“Hold Your Nose!”—Said No Real-Life Composter We Talked To, Ever Every nose has its own unique point of view, er, smell—but all are likely to turn themselves up at the smell of rotting trash. Why then would we assault our nasal passages by composting, aka, piling up a bunch of food and plant waste with … Read more

plant/garden science + tips

In or out of the garden, plants rule. They give us all food, clean air, intrigue, shelter, medicine, and more—all while looking good (or at least interesting…) on top of it. Find out why by entering the wide and wonderful world of EcoMyths-approved plant science… seed science + tips hot seed science Making the Case … Read more