What We're Reading: October 14, 2015


Beefy blackout: a study in the UK recently revealed that up to one-third of British vegetarians eat meat while drunk. [FWF


Dive beneath the waves and get to know your sea vegetables. [Food52


Embrace the briny allure of brandade. [Serious Eats


When Big Food buys artisanal producers, can shoppers still trust their favorite brands? [NPR

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What We're Reading: August 4, 2015


The world’s first zero-waste brewery has opened in Japan. [Travel + Leisure


Those leftover tomato skins are just begging to be transformed into tomato salt. [Food52


Beat your summer hangover with some frozen hair-of-the-dog. [My Name is Yeh


The physics behind soggy cereal. [MUNCHIES


What does a human longevity expert cook for dinner? [... Read more >

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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 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



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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