Sustainability Matters: October 2, 2015


A new study suggests that drinking milk won’t save you from bone fractures. [MUNCHIES


Facing consumer backlash, Whole Foods has promised to stop selling foods produced through prison labor. [NPR


Federal agencies met this week to discuss means of collecting better data on the impact of antibiotic use on livestock. [Food Safety News


Researchers have found that the key to getting kids to eat more vegetables may lie in what else is on the plate. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 25, 2015


Next time you’re eating a falafel sandwich, double check it’s not spying on you. [FWx]


Mass-producing pizza chain Papa John’s is spending a fortune to go all natural. [Grub Street]


Whole Foods may have been cheating New Yorkers this whole time. [NY Eater]


Inside the high-stakes world of restaurant foragers. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 16, 2015


A picnic is the perfect place to expand your sandwich repertoire... [Serious Eats


...but don’t forget about salads: turn over a new leaf and try some alternative greens this summer. [The Kitchn


Nightshade may have a reputation for poison, but don’t let that scare you away from tomatoes, eggplants, chile peppers, and more. [Food52


The closing of Ouest marks another casualty of the New York City... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 9, 2015


It's a soup! No, it's a popsicle! Actually, if you're in Shanghai, it's both. [Food52


The Jersey Sloppy Joe trades ground beef and a bun for coleslaw and rye. [Serious Eats


International working conditions and supply chain standards are on the docket for this week's G-7 summit. [NYT


Edible fruit and vegetable sprays could help prolong produce shelf-life, and cut down on food waste. [MUNCHIES


From harissa salt–rimmed margaritas... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 22, 2015


School districts in six major cities have announced they are swapping Styrofoam lunch trays for compostable plates. [Mother Jones


Activist groups are protesting labor and ingredient sourcing policies in advance of McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting. [NPR


Whole Foods is known for helping food artisans achieve mainstream success, but those... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 8, 2015


Given California’s drought, you may want to stock your trail mix with the least water-intensive nuts. [Grist


Puerto Rico currently imports 80 percent of its food, but grassroots campaigns for local farming are starting to sprout. [NPR


Meet Sage, the future of nutrition labels. [Modern Farmer


A Canadian grocery chain is trying to cut down on food waste by offering imperfect produce. [... 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: November 28, 2014


Looking for way to cut down on your holiday food waste? Here are some tips on planning, preserving, and getting creative with your leftovers. [Ecocentric]


Native American food companies work to preserve the land and build business. [Civil Eats]


The U.K.’s “Bio-Bus”, which uses sewage and food waste as fuel, is taking to the streets. [Treehugger]


Chinese authorities have stopped accepting corn exports that contain a specific genetic modification. Now experts are questioning if the move is to protect consumers or to protect the market. [... 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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