Sustainability Matters: April 24, 2015

 

Kraft au natural: the company’s iconic Mac & Cheese will soon be free of artificial dyes and preservatives. [Eater

 

Vermont’s new GMO labeling rules will go into effect on July 1, but the state is already facing legal challenges from science and food industry lobbies. [Food Politics

 

New studies published in Nature add fuel to the fire that pesticide use is decimating bee populations. [NPR

 

Blue Bell Ice Cream has been forced to recall all of its products after Listeria was found in several factories. [... 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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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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What We're Reading: December 29, 2014

 

Popping bottles in the ice, like a blizzard: a history of Champagne in hip hop. [FWF

 

The meat industry is pushing Congress to reverse a new country-of-origin labeling law. [Star Tribune

 

Get your almond butter now: California’s limited water supply may threaten future nut production. [NYT

 

MicroGreens, a new cooking initiative in Washington, D.C., aims to get kids to teach their parents healthy habits and recipes. [Civil Eats]... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 18, 2014

 

Educate yourself: what supermarket labels really tell you about the beef you buy. [Serious Eats

 

The food industry is all about “personal responsibility,” so why are they opposed to the new calorie counts regulation? [Civil Eats

 

Mother Jones weighs in on the best food books of 2014. [Mother Jones

 

An Iron Chef winner is revamping camping fare. [MPBN... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 31, 2014

 

Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, but due to significant mislabeling, it may be harder than you think to buy sustainably. [Mother Jones]

 

The Environmental Working Group’s Food Scores online database allows consumers to check grocery store items for nutritional content, ingredients, processing, and other information. [NY Times]

 

Wondering where to find a sustainably-raised turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out this guide and order now, before they're all "gobbled" up. [Ecocentric]

 

Cities across the country are making it more difficult for organizations to feed the homeless... Read more >

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