Sustainability Matters: May 29, 2015


Cricket protein bars might be a growing trend, but researchers argue we need to make bugs a lot tastier before entomophagy goes mainstream. [NPR


The Trade Promotion Authority act has passed the Senate: should you be concerned? [Food Politics


A new study suggests noise pollution could lead to weight gain. [MUNCHIES

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What We're Reading: May 14, 2015


From samosa to sambar: an introduction to the regional nuances of Indian cuisine. [Food52


As the temperature climbs, indulge in the simple pleasures of the picnic. [NYT


Even if you’re not confident with your pastry skills, anyone can make a homemade Graham cracker crust. [Sally’s Baking Addiction


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What We're Reading: March 25, 2015


Experts divulge the secrets to the perfect homemade chicken biscuit sandwich. [FWF


Even cheese lovers are becoming nutritional yeast converts.[Food 52


Feel free to fry: the common belief that olive oil shouldn’t be used for high-heat cooking may be based on bad science. [Serious Eats


Pop culture has been obsessed with weight for years, but it was only in 2013 that obesity became an official disease. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: June 6, 2014


States struggle with inadequate infrastructure to reach their goals of recycling food waste. [WSJ]


NYC revives the fight for a soda size cap, and this time it’s going all the way to the State Supreme Court. [Bloomberg]


Moms Across America takes on Monsanto over the potential dangers of Roundup. [Reuters]


Donkey milk production is on the... Read more >

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Watch Patent Attorney Dan Ravicher Speak at the JBF Food Conference

Last year Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), a not-for-profit legal services organization, filed suit on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations against Monsanto Company, challenging the corporation's patents on genetically modified seed. (Since the initial filing, the number of plaintiffs has risen to 83.) Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT's executive director and counsel to the plaintiffs in the case, which is now known as Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, spoke at our food conference last week. Watch:


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