What We're Reading This Week

 

Prince Charles fought to protect French cheese and wine from a mass-produced, genetically-engineered future during this week’s climate conference. [MUNCHIES

 

The National Restaurant Association and New York City butt heads once again, this time over new sodium warnings on menus. [Eater]

 

Defying statistics: Vanessa Hanel’s story and how she’s paving the way for the next generation of female urban farmers. [Modern Farmer]

 

E. coli can’t stop: outbreaks first Chipotle, and now Starbucks. [FWF]

 

Use your food scraps in new ways... Read more >

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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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