What We're Reading: October 13, 2015


The science and magic of the soufflé’s rise and fall. [NYT


Does a bowl of oatmeal a day keep the doctor away? [The Kitchn


Mushrooms could be our best bet for saving the bees. [NPR


Get sweet on the potential of muscovado sugar. [Food52


Gooey, decadent recipes for the cheesehead in all of us. [... 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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Sustainability Matters: July 11, 2014


A new comprehensive study finds that organic produce is significantly higher in antioxidants, and lower in toxic materials, than their conventional counterparts. Researchers say the additional antioxidants are nutritionally equivalent to eating an extra one to two portions of fruits and vegetables each day. [The Guardian]


From salmon to scallops: 10 things you didn’t know about the U.S. seafood market. [Civil Eats]


The Peanut Corporation of America insists the U.S. government dismiss its case against organization executives related to last year’s salmonella outbreak due to “egregious” requests for disclosure documents. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: January 24, 2014


Quinoa may be falling out of fashion. Meet teff, the Ethiopian nutrient-rich "ancient grain" that's poised to take its place. [The Guardian]


More children are learning about agriculture, health, and nutrition as an increasing number of states pass Farm-to-School legislation. [Civil Eats]


Coca-Cola reconsiders the economic impact of climate change after closing plants due to drought and other supply chain disruptions, and other large companies follow suit. [NYT]


Plant "STDs" and honeybees: How the tobacco ringspot virus may be decimating bee populations. [... Read more >

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