Sustainability Matters: November 14, 2014

 

A paper published in the journal Nature suggests that eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet, limited in meat, refined fat, and sugar, could reduce the climate change impacts associated with food production. [Civil Eats]

 

The Environmental Working Group has released a sequel to its popular list, the Dirty Dozen, which outlines direct and indirect additives in food: the Dirty Dozen Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce. [Ecocentric]

 

The White House delays on signing off on multiple food, nutrition, and environmental bills, leaving their legislative future in question. [Food Politics]

 

Food giant Unilever is filing a false advertising... 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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What We're Reading: October 7, 2014

 

Artisanal Pop-Secret: Heirloom popcorn is on the rise. [NYT

 

Dirty Candy’s Amanda Cohen explains explores the lack of trust between diners and restaurants. [Eater

 

A statistical breakdown of vegetarians and vegans in the U.S. [Jayson Lusk

 

How will synthetic biology play into the GMO debate? [NPR

 

Get the down-low on the 31 Flavors at Baskin Robbin’s Scoop School. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 8, 2014

 

Not into your beer? You may be using the wrong glass. [Edible Manhattan

 

The story behind a Southern staple: the history of pimento cheese. [Serious Eats

 

Widespread changes are on the menu at NYC’s first vegetarian elementary school. [Food Network

 

Leading food advocates weigh in on the low-carb vs. low-fat debate. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 12, 2014

sushi

 

Sushi made with bare hands: food safety violation or sacred tradition? [Smithsonian]

 

Scientists finally explain why dark chocolate is actually good for you.  [LAT]

 

Why our grains are losing nutrients. [NPR]

 

Mummy bones and teeth prove ancient vegetarian diet. [Huff Post]

 

Edible flowers are beautiful, but are they safe? What you need to know. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 14, 2014

tea

 

Rethinking what's in your cup: companies pledge to improve working conditions on India's tea plantations. [Grist]

 

For lower income students, snow days can mean empty stomachs. [NPR]

 

Cartoonist Joe Mohr illustrates the dangers of Bisphenol A, or BPA, with Popeye the Sailor. [Treehugger]

 

Why is nutrition so confusing? Blame the research environment. [NYT]

 

The future of vegetarian food substitutes might lie in Silicon Valley. [... Read more >

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