Before firing up your grill for a cookout, check out these simple—and surprising!—ways to lessen your eco-impact and barbecue healthier. Did you know gas beats charcoal every time? Or that besides making meat delicious, marinades can be good for you, too? With a little planning, you can grill safer, healthier, and greener. 1. Go gas, chuck charcoal. Research shows that a charcoal grill’s carbon footprint is three times greater than a gas grill’s. Fat dripping onto coals creates that smoky aroma you might savor—but it also emits cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Plus, charcoal-churned soot irritates lungs, and lighter fluid squirted onto hot briquettes wafts up and soaks into your food. Eww. 2. Marinate meat. Cooking beef, chicken, pork, fish, and […]
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