Sustainability Matters: June 12, 2015

 

Is grassfed beef more drought-friendly? [Grist

 

Your gut microbiome is the life of the party: researchers have found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have less social anxiety. [MUNCHIES

 

A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that dietary guidelines are based on faulty data. [FWF

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Sustainability Matters: June 5, 2015

 

Doctors across the nation are increasingly enrolling their patients in fruit and vegetable prescription programs to combat obesity. [Modern Farmer

 

Wikileaks is offering a bounty for a copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. [Food Politics

 

A new report suggests that in this year alone, California’s drought will cost  farmers $2.7 billion and more than 18,000 jobs. [NPR

 

Congress is reconsidering allowing egg imports from the Netherlands... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 28, 2015

 

Discover why all burrata is mozzarella, but not all mozzarella is burrata. [The Kitchn

 

Are we all contributing to California’s drought by eating produce grown there? [Food Politics

 

Around the world in 16 breakfasts. [Food52

 

The surprising parallels between Brazilian and American Southern cooking. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 11, 2015

 

Scrambled eggs are great on their own, but sneaking them into a few other items could really expand your breakfast horizons. [The Kitchn

 

Global food prices are on the rise, due to water scarcity and increasing pollution. [Bloomberg

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is hoping to raise the state minimum wage without involving the legislature. [AP

 

Demand for dairy is... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 1, 2015

 

Pepsi may be ditching the aspartame in its diet soda, but simply swapping one artificial sweetener for another doesn’t address larger health concerns. [Mother Jones

 

A Maryland fast casual chain is proving that kids and parents will choose healthy options if they’re easy to order. [NPR

 

This California chef is dealing with the drought by cleaning his dishes with compressed air. [CBS

 

Pharmaceutical companies are... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 17, 2015

 

Americans are officially spending more on dining out than on their groceries. [Bloomberg

 

Killing with kindness: the FDA slaps KIND bars with violations of its labeling laws. [NPR

 

McDonald’s franchisees aren’t lovin' it: the fast food giant faces a sizable backlash from its franchise operators. [Mother Jones

 

The history and psychology of our... 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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What We're Reading: January 8, 2015

 

In the midst of Russia’s economic struggles, a black market for cheese has emerged. [Kitchenette

 

New studies suggest traffic light labeling could help us eat better. [Civil Eats

 

Don’t toss the brine out with the bathwater: unexpected uses for pickling liquid. [Serious Eats

 

It’s stout season! Break out of your Guinness rut with one of these alternative brews. [The Kitchn

 

Opinions are changing on the value of fake meat. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 1, 2014

 

A French supermarket chain aims to cut food waste by making “ugly” fruits and vegetables fashionable—and it’s working. [Grist]

 

Representative Rosa DeLaura has introduced a sugar-sweetened beverages tax act, known as the SWEET Act, in an effort to decrease soda consumption and raise funds for programs to combat diet-related disease. [Food Politics]

 

General Mills has released a new set of climate policies to cut emissions and reduce deforestation. [Mother Jones]

 

2014 could be the driest year in almost a century for California. Some scientists believe the drought could last for a decade or more,... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: June 27, 2014

 

The New York State Court of Appeals refused to reinstate NYC’s limit on the size of soda available for sale, ruling that the city’s Board of Health has exceeded its regulatory authority. [NY Times]

 

A new report reveals that untapped water-saving and recycling strategies could help California to a drought-resistant future. [Ecocentric]

 

Eat your veggies: cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and kale, could increase your body’s ability to rid itself of certain carcinogens. [NPR... Read more >

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