What We're Reading: May 28, 2015

 

Discover why all burrata is mozzarella, but not all mozzarella is burrata. [The Kitchn

 

Are we all contributing to California’s drought by eating produce grown there? [Food Politics

 

Around the world in 16 breakfasts. [Food52

 

The surprising parallels between Brazilian and American Southern cooking. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 1, 2015

 

Pepsi may be ditching the aspartame in its diet soda, but simply swapping one artificial sweetener for another doesn’t address larger health concerns. [Mother Jones

 

A Maryland fast casual chain is proving that kids and parents will choose healthy options if they’re easy to order. [NPR

 

This California chef is dealing with the drought by cleaning his dishes with compressed air. [CBS

 

Pharmaceutical companies are... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 10, 2015

 

An argument against making almonds the drought scapegoat. [Grist

 

A new Youtube app targeted at kids is airing commercials that wouldn’t be allowed on children’s television. [WaPo

 

In the wake of consumer water restrictions, California farmers insist they’ve started to cut back on their water usage. [NPR

 

A Big Mac a day keeps the doctor nearby: the Physicians... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 5, 2015

 

In China’s replica of Paris, no one eats French food. [MUNCHIES

 

Salvage Supperclub hopes to shift attitudes on food waste by offering dinners in a dumpster. [Civil Eats

 

From Negronis to “Frankendesserts,” the Kitchn examines the food trends of 2014. [The Kitchn

 

The egg industry is scrambling to comply with new California cage regulations. [NPR

 

A ranking of health foods to help motivate your New Year’s resolutions. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 29, 2014

 

Popping bottles in the ice, like a blizzard: a history of Champagne in hip hop. [FWF

 

The meat industry is pushing Congress to reverse a new country-of-origin labeling law. [Star Tribune

 

Get your almond butter now: California’s limited water supply may threaten future nut production. [NYT

 

MicroGreens, a new cooking initiative in Washington, D.C., aims to get kids to teach their parents healthy habits and recipes. [Civil Eats]... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: November 7, 2014

 

What’s in your take-out box? The FDA is working with major companies to phase out potentially dangerous chemical compounds that are used to make many cardboard food packaging grease-proof. [Civil Eats]

 

The US Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on “biodegradable” and “compostable” bags that actually aren’t. [Grist]

 

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver takes on the sugar hiding in your food. #ShowUsYourPeanuts [Slate]

 

What this week’s election means for the food movement across the country: soda taxes, GMO labeling, minimum wage laws, and more. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 3, 2014

 

Several years after the threat of “colony collapse” to honeybee populations, today’s beekeepers are more concerned about small, persistent hive decimation than mass colony deaths. [NY Times]

 

Ocean acidification, an effect of climate change, could cause oyster prices to skyrocket as shellfish farms are forced inland. [Grist]

 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that almost ninety percent of school-aged children are getting too much salt in their diets. [Huffington Post]

 

American and European representatives debate chlorinated chicken in negotiations over the... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 30, 2014

 

Is New York City water really that much better? [Narratively

 

A Sabbath standard with a scandalous past: the history of Manischewitz. [Modern Farmer

 

A home front campaign during WWII urged Americans to eat more organ meat. [The Atlantic

 

A look at what exactly those PLU codes on your fresh produce mean. [Mother... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 5, 2014

 

The new humane standards set to go into effect in California on January 1, 2015 raise questions about battery cages, colony cages, and cage-free systems for laying hens. [Civil Eats]

 

Programs like Double Up Food Bucks don't just help families buy nutritious, local produce. They help farmers and the environment. [Grist]

 

New studies eliminate doubt that BPA, a ubiquitous ingredient found in some plastics and coatings, is a dangerous toxin to the female reproductive system. [Treehugger]

 

The scoop on listeria: why the bacteria L. monocytogenes, which is often responsible for food-borne illness from meat... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 1, 2014

 

A French supermarket chain aims to cut food waste by making “ugly” fruits and vegetables fashionable—and it’s working. [Grist]

 

Representative Rosa DeLaura has introduced a sugar-sweetened beverages tax act, known as the SWEET Act, in an effort to decrease soda consumption and raise funds for programs to combat diet-related disease. [Food Politics]

 

General Mills has released a new set of climate policies to cut emissions and reduce deforestation. [Mother Jones]

 

2014 could be the driest year in almost a century for California. Some scientists believe the drought could last for a decade or more,... Read more >

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