Q: Vegans don’t eat eggs because they’re animal products. Does eating an egg kill a baby chick that could have had a life? I am a vegetarian, and people often argue that the eggs in the grocery store are not fertilized and would never have had a life. Is that true?
Harshita S., Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Q: Municipal and individual composting operations are gaining steam nationwide. Some obvious benefits include saving landfill space, and cheaper and (one hopes) greener fertilizer. While I am an avid supporter of composting, I am curious if municipalities with composting facilities could see decreased decomposition rates in their landfills. Do yard and plant scraps even play an integral role in landfill decomposition?
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