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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Sustainability Matters: September 11, 2015


As climate change proves unpredictable, a Midwestern farmer looks towards the future and experiments with growing rice. [NPR]


Chef Asha Gomez talks JBF Boot Camp and how her fellow chefs can be advocates towards ending hunger. [MF]


Who thought the day would ever come: McDonald’s announces a shift to cage-free eggs. [Grist]


Sustainable Entourage: Adrian Grenier, Naked Juice, and Wholesome Wave team up to donate fruits and vegetables. [Edible... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 4, 2015


Dock to Dish launches a new sustainable seafood program that connects chefs with local fisherman. [NPR]


Climate change and a drastic loss of bee habitats will take a toll on your produce aisle. [Grist]


In the spirit of sustainability, a Massachusetts woman rents plots of her own farmland to new immigrants. [Boston Globe]


Use cold frames to extend your growing season. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 21, 2015


Oyster week education: learn how your favorite bivalves benefit our shoreline. [Edible Brooklyn]


Celebrated Seattle chef Renee Erickson talks climate change, sustainable seafood species, and ocean acidification. [Grist]


It’s time to give your organic fruits and vegetables a second rinse: they could be covered with fracking wastewater. [Mother Jones]


Rising amounts of organic foods are being recalled because of bacterial contamination. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 17, 2015


Shoot for sustainability with this fresh recipe for pea shoot–mint pesto. [Saveur]


Modern Farmer re-emerges with a down-to-earth approach. [NYT]


Winegrowers have a rough road ahead of them as climate change persists. [Huff Post Taste]


Yogurt purveyor, the White Moustache, has hit on a waste-saving solution by creating an all-natural whey tonic beverage. [Edible Brooklyn]


Contrary to popular belief, meat consumption... Read more >

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What We're Reading: Monday, June 1


Don’t limit yourself to just pies and cobblers: sweet and savory recipes for fresh cherries. [Bon Appétit]


Tech-savvy beer geeks have a new app for finding their favorite brews. [FWF


A determined baker in Tripoli is creating gluten-free local fare, despite the battles raging in the streets around her business. [MUNCHIES


Sorry, chocolate can’t actually help you lose weight: a journalist reveals how he pulled the wool over the news media’s eyes in the name of exposing junk... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 27, 2015


Should you feel guilty if you don’t eat breakfast? [Food Politics


Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is expanding across the country, helping low-income families get access to fresh produce. [Food Network


The real trouble with GMOs may come from their resistance to herbicides, and what that will mean for the future of the chemicals used on our crops. [Mother Jones


The FDA has approved non-browning GMO apples and potatoes as safe for general consumption. [Modern Farmer... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 13, 2015


Philadelphia’s City Hall has successfully gotten over two hundred Chinese restaurants to offer low-sodium options of their most popular entrees. [Philly Mag


Could the efforts of the egg industry have something to do with the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s new stance on cholesterol intake? [Food Politics


Concrete ideas for feeding the world’s growing population. [The Grist


If global food waste was imagined as a country, it would be... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: December 5, 2014


Scientists agree that reducing—not eliminating—meat consumption is important to fighting climate change, but political action to do so remains unpopular. [Treehugger]


Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, plans on opening a store that sells past-date packaged goods and misshapen fruit and vegetables. While this may seem like the next big thing in sustainable shopping, it’s hardly a new concept. [Modern Farmer]


Ever wonder about the history of human-based carbon emissions? This interactive visualization from the World Resources Institute depicts the top 20 emitters over the past 150 years. [Grist]

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Sustainability Matters: November 21, 2014


McDonald’s, the biggest potato purchaser in the country, has refused to buy its largest supplier’s new genetically modified breed. [Modern Farmer]


A new study finds that basic agriculture practices, like crop rotation, could make growing wheat more environmentally friendly with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. [Civil Eats]


The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has released its 2014 report on youth-targeted sugary drink marketing, finding that advertising is on the rise, and social media and the Internet play an important role in sales. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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