What We're Reading: May 20, 2015

 

Not sure if your steak is done? Try poking your face. [Food52

 

These days, buying organic doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding Big Food. [FWF

 

Can the USDA really go through the 29,000 comments they received about the new Dietary Guidelines? [Food Politics

 

Meet testaroli, the pasta that’s also a pancake. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 5, 2015

 

You’re just six steps away from banana bread, any way you like it. [Food52

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with homemade tamales. [Serious Eats

 

A coalition of plant food producers has submitted recommendations for the new Dietary Guidelines. [Eat Drink Politics

 

Why do we sip our lattes first thing in the morning? [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 24, 2015

 

Kraft au natural: the company’s iconic Mac & Cheese will soon be free of artificial dyes and preservatives. [Eater

 

Vermont’s new GMO labeling rules will go into effect on July 1, but the state is already facing legal challenges from science and food industry lobbies. [Food Politics

 

New studies published in Nature add fuel to the fire that pesticide use is decimating bee populations. [NPR

 

Blue Bell Ice Cream has been forced to recall all of its products after Listeria was found in several factories. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 9, 2015

 

Warm your belly during these frosty days with a steaming cup of JBF Award winner Dorie Greenspan’s hot cocoa. [Food52]  

 

The USDA orders new internal oversight in response to public outcry over research animal treatment. [NPR]

 

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, an inevitable question arises: what wine pairs best with chocolate? [NYT]

 

Starbucks ups its lactose-free game by offering coconut milk as a dairy substitute. [Yahoo Food]

 

The craft beer boom has... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 6, 2015

 

The jury’s still out on nutritional differences, but a new study confirms that eating organic produce means less exposure to pesticides. [Civil Eats

 

What USDA poultry labels actually tell you about your chicken. [Serious Eats

 

Environmental groups are using satellites to crack down on fishing piracy. [NPR

 

Stanford University has just launched the Teaching Kitchen @ Stanford, a program geared towards giving college students basic skills for shopping, cooking, and eating healthily. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 18, 2014

 

Educate yourself: what supermarket labels really tell you about the beef you buy. [Serious Eats

 

The food industry is all about “personal responsibility,” so why are they opposed to the new calorie counts regulation? [Civil Eats

 

Mother Jones weighs in on the best food books of 2014. [Mother Jones

 

An Iron Chef winner is revamping camping fare. [MPBN... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 8, 2014

 

Nitrogen fertilizer run-offs are responsible for contaminating large reservoirs, including Lake Erie, leading to toxic algae blooms and dangerous drinking water. [Civil Eats]

 

The USDA’s new poultry inspection system is complicated, controversial, and voluntary. [Food Politics]

 

Restaurants in the U.S. and U.K. are finding creative solutions to food waste. [Sustainable America]

 

A Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland is successfully using the waste products from manufacturing ice cream to make more ice cream. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 30, 2014

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In an effort to reduce food waste, European Union proposes removing “Best By” labels from items with long shelf lives. [Sustainable America via Good]

 

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee votes to advance a spending bill with a rider that would allow schools to opt-out of the latest nutrition regulations. [Politico]

 

Foodie Fashion: a design consultancy based in the U.K. has developed an organic material for shoes and clothing; it can be created with basic kitchen ingredients. [Modern Farmer]

 

USDA data reveals that SNAP enrollment is in decline as the unemployment rate falls and economy improves. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 9, 2014

 

Hot chicks: a scientist attempts to breed chickens with fewer feathers to help the birds remain cooler, making it easier for farmers to maintain chicken populations in the face of climate change. [Grist]

 

The USDA will be awarding grants worth $25 million for school kitchen equipment. [Food Politics]

 

Sugar cane production and processing is linked to a deadly kidney-related illness in Nicaragua. [NY Times]

 

The World Health Organization warns that we're is headed for a deadly “post-antibiotic era” due to misuse of antibiotics in humans and agricultural animals. [... Read more >

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