What We're Reading: October 29, 2015


This risotto swaps Parmesan for miso so it’s both 100 percent vegan and 100 percent delicious. [Serious Eats


New York City diners are embracing the new spate of Caribbean restaurants. [NYT


Is Seamless hurting the food movement? [Food52


A breakdown of the findings behind the World Health Organization’s announcement linking cancer and processed meat. [Mother Jones


Will the public embrace a GMO... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 2, 2015


Pump up your preserve game with this recipe for easy skillet jam. [Bon Appétit


The top commercial baby formula is going G.M.O.-free. [NYT


The EPA is proposing pesticide-free zones in a bid to save the honeybee. [Reuters


Some spices are worth emptying your wallet for. [Serious Eats


Processed foods have become taboo, but are they... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 27, 2015


Should you feel guilty if you don’t eat breakfast? [Food Politics


Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is expanding across the country, helping low-income families get access to fresh produce. [Food Network


The real trouble with GMOs may come from their resistance to herbicides, and what that will mean for the future of the chemicals used on our crops. [Mother Jones


The FDA has approved non-browning GMO apples and potatoes as safe for general consumption. [Modern Farmer... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 20, 2015


Dietitians are up in arms about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s recent endorsement of Kraft cheese singles. [Food Politics


Millennials are preparing more meals at home than ever before, driving sales of small kitchen appliances. [Progressive Grocer


How cereal became America’s breakfast of choice. [Serious Eats... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 6, 2015


A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity reveals that recent changes to government-subsidized school meals are getting kids to eat more fruit. [NYT


The newest method for measuring obesity in the U.S. could be the genetic analysis of sewage. [The Atlantic


As more cities move towards composting programs, produce stickers have emerged as a potential stumbling block. [NYT


Australian dairy company A2 Milk,... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 27, 2015


Swaths of new breeding programs are rolling out to combat the growing threat of a global chocolate shortage, but industry experts say we have to be careful about which types of cacao are grown to save quality and flavor. [Smithsonian


A look into the history of America’s obsession with vitamins and fortification. [Atlantic


Over half of farm workers are undocumented immigrants, but if they gain legal status, will they stay in agriculture? [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: November 21, 2014


McDonald’s, the biggest potato purchaser in the country, has refused to buy its largest supplier’s new genetically modified breed. [Modern Farmer]


A new study finds that basic agriculture practices, like crop rotation, could make growing wheat more environmentally friendly with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. [Civil Eats]


The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has released its 2014 report on youth-targeted sugary drink marketing, finding that advertising is on the rise, and social media and the Internet play an important role in sales. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 26, 2014


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association pledge to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20% by 2025. [Food Politics]


Scientists across the country are testing the impact of ozone and carbon on crops to discover to what extent climate change will affect the global food supply. [NY Times]


Agriculture giant Cargill has pledged to protect forests in the company’s supply chains and endorse measures stated in the New York Declaration on Forests, part of the UN summit on climate change. [Grist]


Following the horse meat scandal that swept... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 25, 2014


The latest trend in humane dairy production, slaughter-free milk, may be great for cows, but could take a toll on the environment. [Grist]


A growing number of large food companies are quietly removing GMOs from their ingredients lists. [NPR]


What animal product has the greatest environmental impact? A new study compares beef, dairy, pork, poultry and eggs. [Treehugger]


Photographer Henrik Spohler uses art to explore the disconnected relationship between people and modern industrial agriculture. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 11, 2014


A new comprehensive study finds that organic produce is significantly higher in antioxidants, and lower in toxic materials, than their conventional counterparts. Researchers say the additional antioxidants are nutritionally equivalent to eating an extra one to two portions of fruits and vegetables each day. [The Guardian]


From salmon to scallops: 10 things you didn’t know about the U.S. seafood market. [Civil Eats]


The Peanut Corporation of America insists the U.S. government dismiss its case against organization executives related to last year’s salmonella outbreak due to “egregious” requests for disclosure documents. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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