Sustainability Matters: February 20, 2015


Thailand is one of the major suppliers of shrimp for the U.S., but new revelations about its labor practices mean we may be trading human rights abuses for low prices. [Politics of the Plate


Readers respond to the recent New York Times exposé on the caloric content of Chipotle burritos. [NYT


An Australian beekeeper has invented a honey "tap" that avoids direct interaction with the hive, opening up the possibility for safer urban beekeeping. [Grubstreet


Nestle USA has announced it is removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candy by the end of 2015. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 9, 2014


Frying tips just in time for Hanukkah. [Epicurious


Senior policy adviser on nutrition, Sam Kass, to leave White House at the end of the month. [The Hagstrom Report]  


Dairy cows on the lam hold up highway traffic. [The Daily Meal


You’ll never guess how much the world's largest truffle costs. [Grub Street


Avoid these olive oil pitfalls. [FR


Bon Appétit weighs in on the hottest new... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 25, 2014


Bánh mì breaks into the world of breakfast.[Epicurious

One man has cornered the market on the celebrity coconut craze. [First We Feast

Don’t be afraid of store-bought soup: some ideas for jazzing up Trader Joe's butternut squash soup. [Chow

Would you buy coffee from Leonardo DiCaprio? [NYT

What you never knew about carrots. [FR

Oklahoma has... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 25, 2014


The latest trend in humane dairy production, slaughter-free milk, may be great for cows, but could take a toll on the environment. [Grist]


A growing number of large food companies are quietly removing GMOs from their ingredients lists. [NPR]


What animal product has the greatest environmental impact? A new study compares beef, dairy, pork, poultry and eggs. [Treehugger]


Photographer Henrik Spohler uses art to explore the disconnected relationship between people and modern industrial agriculture. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 18, 2014



Five wine clubs that are worth joining. [LAT]


Quadruple stirs and boomerangs: the secret vocabulary of New York City's best bars. [NYT]


There's a secret Starbucks at the Winter Olympics. [LAT]


An old air raid shelter in London has been transformed into a flourishing vegetable garden, with support from a two-star Michelin chef. [NPR]


It turns out that many cows have untapped milking potential. [... Read more >

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