A busy time in the studio this week despite GD Mizar’s absence. We covered a lot of topics and managed to get a lot of information into a fun-filled hour, from Tesla’s burning to food politics author and professor, Marion Nestle. But first . . . a fun Green Divas video product review of Quiet Home Paints . . .
Are Electric Car Batteries Dangerous?
GD Meg has been test driving plug-in hybrids and EVs for most of this year, and is just between her fun in the Chevy Volt EV, which is a SWEET little no-gas car; and her upcoming Nissan Leaf drive, which is also an all EV/no-gas vehicle. Needless to say, when the news of a Tesla battery bursting into flames went viral this week, she was concerned, but our favorite green car dude, John Voelcker, senior editor of GreenCarReports.com quickly put those thoughts to rest. He recommended this article written by a colleague in response to the panic about the Tesla burning – Surprise, Cars Sometimes Catch Fire When Crashed, which explained a lot! He wrote this great relevant article, First Tesla Model S Fire Caused by Collision With Road Debris.
So the answer is, don’t panic, lithium ion batteries are no more dangerous than gasoline tanks and maybe even less so.
Listen to the opening of this week’s Green Divas Radio Show podcast to hear more details on the Tesla burning, and other useful fodder . . .
Devan Bennion, a sophomore at Brigham Young University started a company called Inviorment with his college roommates. They are developing a solution to help biodegrade plastic in landfills in a few short years rather than 500 – 1000 years. While Plastek is still in the testing stage, we should be encouraged by these young innovators and keep an eyes out for Plastek. See what Triple Pundit has to say about Inviroment. Listen to this Green Dude podcast to hear founder Devan Bennion talk about Inviroment . . .
Check out this week’s Foodie-Phile post, 5 Fantastic Fall Foods for Health and Fun to learn the history and nutritional benefits of some great seasonal foods. of our very own Some of them I bet you haven’t even thought of cooking with!
Listen to this great Foodie-Phile podcast to learn more about these 5 Fall Foods . . .
Green Diva Feature Interview: Marion Nestle
GD Meg got to meet one of her foodie heroes, Marion Nestle a few years ago and had the opportunity to speak to her for this great interview. Marion is an Author & Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University; and as if that’s not enough, she is also nominee for James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. Basically she is a rock star. GD Meg spoke with Marion about her latest book, Eat Drink Vote: an Illustrated Guide to Food Politics; GMOs; Michele Obama; the FDA and more. Please listen to this podcast to hear GD Meg’s talk with Marion Nestle . . .