Sustainability Matters: January 17, 2014

 

Good news for bread lovers everywhere: a recent review of research shows that unless you have celiac disease or wheat allergies, consuming whole-wheat foods is good for you. [Food Politics]

 

Trying to make your household greener by reducing food waste? These websites and mobile apps can help. [Ecocentric]

 

Could debit cards could have an impact on childhood obesity? A new study by Cornell University finds that kids make healthier choices in the lunch line when paying with cash instead of credit. [NPR]

 

Walmart joins the Fair Food Program, helping to improve the lives of laborers on tomato farms with increased wages and enhanced health and safety regulations. [Civil Eats]

 

Vermont's Rich Earth Institute hopes to find a viable alternative to chemical fertilizer using another waste product, human urine. [Modern Farmer]

 

A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine calls the "obesity paradox" into question: can someone truly be overweight and healthy? [NYT]

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