What We're Reading: August 31, 2015


Our deep, abiding love of waffles may be older than the Acropolis: ancient Greeks may have been firing up the iron centuries ago. [Lancaster Online


These homemade fruit roll-ups just might make your child the most popular kid in the cafeteria. [Food52


The leftover water from a can of chickpeas can make delicious buttercream frosting. [CakeSpy


California’s drought has cost the state 21,000 jobs this year. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 31, 2015


Crisis in the culinary world: extreme heat, fruit flies, and bacteria threaten our olive oil supply. [NY Daily News]


You can say goodbye to complimentary glasses of water in California restaurants. [Grist]


Trips to the farmers' market will be stress-free thanks to GrowNYC Greenmarket’s new app. [MF]

Boston supports sustainability with a new permanent, year-round, local food market. [Boston]... Read more >

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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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