Sustainability Matters: December 12, 2014

 

The last large palm oil business has joined the no-deforestation pledge. The next step is to make sure these pledges are implemented. [Grist]

 

New concerns about BPA arise as a new study discovers that the chemical can seep into beverages stored in cans or plastic bottles, raising blood pressure within hours. [NYT]

 

Not sure what to get your sustainability-minded friends for the holidays? Check out this green gift guide. [Ecocentric]

 

Congress is using the appropriations process to include provisions in nutrition standards for WIC, school meals, and more. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 29, 2014

 

Due to the frequency of inaccurate fish labeling, diners could be getting more mercury than they think. [Treehugger]

 

A handful of farmers across the country are using tanks of bacteria and microbes to turn the methane from cow manure into electricity. [Civil Eats]

 

Energy exploration in North Dakota has led to a delay in grain shipments, costing millions of dollars in losses. [NY Times]

 

Legislation to restrict the use of pesticides on GMOs in Hawaii has been overturned by a local judge. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 14, 2014

 

Vacation like a local with a stop at America’s best farmers’ markets. [Condé Nast Traveler

 

A straightforward guide to the shelf life of food. [HuffPo

 

Lab-treated cashews might be the key to solving nut allergies. [Yahoo! Food

 

Faced with climate change, Iowa corn farmers are starting to adapt. [NPR] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 10, 2014

Chinese takeout

 

Far more than beef and broccoli: niche food-delivery services are on the rise in NYC. [NY Daily News]

 

In a time of drought, logistics and the law prevent water from flowing to California’s needier areas. [NPR]

 

When it comes to sugar and nutritional value, the differences between fruit juice and soda are few. [NPR]

 

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Daily Digest: May 7, 2014

iced coffee

 

 

Looking for the best technique for brewing iced coffee? Consider the "Japanese method." [SE]

 

Vermont is poised to be the first state to pass a GMO labeling law. [Bloomberg]

 

An Australian company is going to parachute grilled cheese sandwiches into New York City. [USA Today]

 

In Sicily, organic cooperatives strive to make Mafia-free food more widely available. [NPR]

 

Major soda companies plan to omit... Read more >

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Daily Digest: April 8, 2014

chocolate

How to lose weight and avoid type 2 diabetes: eat more chocolate! [LA Weekly]
 

The future of large-scale aquaculture: clean, green—and indoors?  [NPR]
 

Get in line! Today is Ben and Jerry's 35th annual Free Cone Day. [LAT]
 

In homage to yesterday's National Beer Day, here's a look at how American beers influence the craft of brewing around the world. [Denver Post]

 

Milwaukee's verdict on its pilot cheese-brine program for icy roads... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 21, 2014

 

A new Oceana report lists nine "dirty" U.S. fisheries blamed for hundreds of millions of pounds of bycatch each year. [Food Safety News]

 

Scientists find that chemicals used in agricultural pesticides and food products could cause in utero neurological damage. [The Atlantic]

 

Celebrate with cheese: new research reveals that there is no consistent link between saturated fat intake and heart disease. [NPR]

 

Are floating farms the future of food production? [Modern Farmer]... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: January 10, 2014

oats

 

There are no GMO oats, and that's unlikely to change. It all comes down to money. [Modern Farmer]

 

Japanese rice farmers are beginning to question protectionist policies. [NYT]

 

Gatorade to kids: "Avoid water". Sports drink game app tells children that water is detrimental to sports performance. [Civil Eats]

 

Large food companies are cutting calories: 6.4 trillion, to be exact. [NPR]

 

New and improved Cheerios, now GMO free. New formula to include non-GM corn and sugar. [... Read more >

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