Sustainability Matters: April 17, 2015

 

Americans are officially spending more on dining out than on their groceries. [Bloomberg

 

Killing with kindness: the FDA slaps KIND bars with violations of its labeling laws. [NPR

 

McDonald’s franchisees aren’t lovin' it: the fast food giant faces a sizable backlash from its franchise operators. [Mother Jones

 

The history and psychology of our... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 16, 2015

 

Explore the wide variety of American sandwichdom. [NYT

 

Should the FDA need to approve additives in our food? [NPR

 

Eating alone can be fun, we promise. [HuffPo

 

A guide to the hottest wine bars around the country. [Bon Appétit

 

Take a look at the latest design trends for our favorite room in the house: the kitchen. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 15, 2015

 

Don’t buy seedless: why you should be saving your watermelon seeds. [HuffPo

 

Start your spring cleaning regimen by purging your pantry. [The Kitchn

 

First cider, now brandy: American distilleries are taking on the French eau de vie. [NPR

 

Despite the FDA’s attempts to restrict antibiotic use in livestock, frightening new data reveals that applications have only grown. [Mother Jones

 

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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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Sustainability Matters: January 30, 2015

 

Maple water, the latest trendy health beveragecould actually be a boon for environmentalists. [Civil Eats

 

Schools across the country are experimenting with offering lunch via food trucks instead of the typical cafeteria line. [Food Network

 

Large meat packers, facing PR and export concerns, are refusing to use Zilmax, a cattle weight-gain drug that the FDA says is legal. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: December 19, 2014

 

Asian carp are destroying aquatic ecosystems across the country. Here’s what actions are being taken to stop them, and what’s happening to the fish once caught. [Modern Farmer]

 

The World Food Program warns that infrastructure issues caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could lead to food shortages in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. [NY Times]

 

Nutrition experts are pushing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to include notes on the way our food choices affect the environment. Congress is fighting the addition with a concerned congressional directive. [Grist]

 

Aquaponics, in-house composting, and reusable home delivery containers are a just a few ways restaurants... 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: August 22, 2014

 

Another salmonella scare leads to a national recall of nut butters. [First We Feast

 

The FDA issues new regulations regarding fish consumption, but mercury levels may still be too high for pregnant women. [Civil Eats]

 

According to the CDC, nearly half of Americans will have type-2 diabetes in their lifetime. [The Guardian

 

Germans refuse chickens imported from the U.S. due to our chlorine-bathing practices… [Modern Farmer... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 10, 2014

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Far more than beef and broccoli: niche food-delivery services are on the rise in NYC. [NY Daily News]

 

In a time of drought, logistics and the law prevent water from flowing to California’s needier areas. [NPR]

 

When it comes to sugar and nutritional value, the differences between fruit juice and soda are few. [NPR]

 

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Sustainability Matters: February 28, 2014

 

When slaughterhouses are shuttered due to meat recalls, the impact can be devastating on small ranchers. [Grist]

 

Environmental groups call for restrictions placed on fertilizer use in the Lake Erie area due to an increase in algae blooms, which threaten water safety and wildlife. [NY Times]

 

The Food and Drug Administration proposes a bigger, bolder food label with updated portion sizes. [Food Politics]

 

Chipotle's new web-based series Farmed & Dangerous provides a satirical, accessible way to learn about Big Ag in the American food system. [... Read more >

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