Sustainability Matters: September 11, 2015


As climate change proves unpredictable, a Midwestern farmer looks towards the future and experiments with growing rice. [NPR]


Chef Asha Gomez talks JBF Boot Camp and how her fellow chefs can be advocates towards ending hunger. [MF]


Who thought the day would ever come: McDonald’s announces a shift to cage-free eggs. [Grist]


Sustainable Entourage: Adrian Grenier, Naked Juice, and Wholesome Wave team up to donate fruits and vegetables. [Edible... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 22, 2015


Holy guacamole: researchers are developing a leukemia-fighting drug from a chemical found in avocados. [FWF


Navigating the complex world of sustainable seafood is now a little bit easier with Paul Greenberg’s three simple rules. [NYT


Should you actually pay attention to sell-by dates? [LAT


Have dessert as a nightcap with this recipe for booze-infused ice cream. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 6, 2015


Curds for cash: why really good cheese is so expensive. [Serious Eats


McDonald’s is taking a break from courting millennials. [FWF


Could polenta really be as easy to make as steel-cut oats? [Serious Eats


Cashews are more popular than ever, but with that comes the cost of dangerous working conditions for harvesters in India. [Telegraph] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 27, 2015


Bad news for those of us who enjoy eating our feelings: sugar and stress are related. [NYT


Texas ranchers strive for the perfect rib-eye. [NPR


We're crazy about ramps: learn best ways to cook them. [Huff Po


Making ceviche doesn't have to be reserved for the professionals. [Bon Appétit


Famous chefs have an important message for seafood consumers: eat the little fish. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 13, 2015


Patty experts dish on how to build the best burger creation ever. [FWF


Mark Bittman is yawning at McDonald's publication relations stunts. [NYT


Restaurant pop-ups prove to be more than just a one night stand. [Huff Po


Take a peek into Thomas Keller's garden. [Yahoo! Food


Will warning labels on sugar-filled drinks stop us from guzzling them? [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 12, 2015


Let's celebrate the warmer weather with some mouthwatering layer cake. [HuffPo]


White Oak Pastures, one of the country's top grass-fed beef purveyors, is starting to look beyond beef. [NYT]


McDonald's is making a big splash with its plan to add kale to its menu. [LA Times


Score the hidden deals at your local Whole Foods. [Thrillist]


Many agronomists say sorghum is the grain we all should be growing. [... 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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What We're Reading: December 2, 2014


Check out these oyster pearls of wisdom. [FR


How a vegan butcher shop works. [Eater


Love Girl Scout cookies? You can now buy them online. [NYT


The internationally popular potato. [First We Feast


Up your pickle game with this secret ingredient. [Zester Daily


McDonald’s: now coming to a church near you? [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 24, 2014

Coconut is the latest food trend with a whole mess of labor rights issues behind it. [Mother Jones


A new poll shows that nine out of ten doctors are worried about the use of antibiotics on livestock. [Civil Eats


Dutch comedians prank food experts by passing off McDonald’s as organic food, raising concerns about the power of labeling. [Food Republic


Fearing a loss of clean water access, craft brewers are joining the fight... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 17, 2014


Whole Foods has launched a rating program for fruits, vegetables, and flowers to measure the quality of farming practice. [Grist]


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new generation of GMO corn and soybeans, angering environmentalists. [NPR]


Disease and Nutrition: JBF Leadership Award winner Marion Nestle’s thoughts on the food politics of Ebola. [Food Politics]


McDonald’s announces a new campaign that aims for greater transparency and engagement with the public. [Civil... Read more >

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