Sustainability Matters: November 6, 2015

 

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating any Dungeness crab caught along the coast, due to deadly levels of acid in their flesh. [SF Gate

 

Detroit may soon be home to one of the nation’s largest urban farms. [Modern Farmer

 

Facing a pork shortage, Chipotle’s strong “no antibiotics” stance is becoming a little more complicated. [NPR

 

It’s a bad week for burrito chains: a typhoid outbreak in Colorado has been linked to a Qdoba. [FWF

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Sustainability Matters: October 30, 2015

 

A new report shows that most of the wild-caught salmon you think you’ve been eating is actually mislabeled farmed fish. [NYT

 

It’s not about cow milk vs. almond milk, but rather what the debate says about our agricultural system. [New Yorker

 

An agricultural program in Phoenix helps international refugees to resettle and start farming. [Modern Farmer

 

Oxfam America says that poultry workers are some of the most vulnerable and exploited laborers in the nation. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 16, 2015

 

As domestic demand for coffee grows in Africa, Starbucks has decided to enter the market. [Quartz

 

Saru Jayaraman, a 2015 JBF Leadership award recipient, weighs in on tipping in restaurants. [NYT

 

Bringing big box stores into food deserts may not improve consumer habits. [NPR

 

Coke or Pepsi yogurt? Both soda titans are vying for a stake in Chobani. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 9, 2015

 

A look into the long battle for healthy school lunch, and the fights that lie ahead. [Modern Farmer

 

Talk about endless refills: an NYC coffee shop runs on a membership model, giving members unlimited coffee and tea for $25 a month. [NYT

 

Support local business by buying these products from mom and pop grocers. [The Kitchn

 

A former USDA researcher has bred a type of grape that could ease labor demand in the raisin industry. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 6, 2015

 

You’re only ten minutes away from amazing strawberry shortcake. [Serious Eats

 

Students in Winnipeg have revived an ancient squash varietal by using 800-year-old seeds. [Mother Nature Network

 

Hot dogs with peanut butter, and other “weird but good” food pairings. [Food52

 

In NYC, health inspection consulting is an industry unto itself. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 17, 2015

 

Do you really need to pony up for pricey chocolate chips? [Food52

 

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the fight over soda. [Nasdaq

 

Are today’s crops less nutritious than those our ancestors tilled? [NYT

 

Take a sip of the season with this fall-inspired cocktail. [Serious Eats

 

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Sustainability Matters: May 15, 2015

 

An Israeli company is developing a sugar substitute that aims to cure our collective sweet tooth. [MUNCHIES]

 

If history is any indication, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could have significant consequences on the health and diet of its partner nations. [NPR

 

Top toques and Silicon Valley will collide at Bite, a... 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: April 21, 2015

 

The celebrated Tartine Bakery is expanding nationally and globally, with planned locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and Toyko. [NYT

 

In the future, our soup may be cooked by robots. [NPR

 

What makes 350 degrees the magic number for most baking recipes? [The Kitchn

 

How did we all get addicted to food porn? [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 10, 2015

 

An argument against making almonds the drought scapegoat. [Grist

 

A new Youtube app targeted at kids is airing commercials that wouldn’t be allowed on children’s television. [WaPo

 

In the wake of consumer water restrictions, California farmers insist they’ve started to cut back on their water usage. [NPR

 

A Big Mac a day keeps the doctor nearby: the Physicians... Read more >

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