Sustainability Matters: September 25, 2015


Crop diversity in the U.S. is now lower than it was in 1978. [Modern Farmer


The FDA is ramping up their push to include added sugars in the new nutrition label. [WaPo


Nature vs. nurture: a handful of companies in the U.S. are trying to breed a tastier cricket. [The Atlantic


A new study suggests eating more fish could help prevent depression. [TIME


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What We're Reading: August 3, 2015


How brisket became king of the barbecue world. [FWF


Cookies and cream canvas: Oreos become the medium for edible works of art. [Mental Floss


Americans may finally be changing their eating habits, as new data suggests caloric consumption has decreased for the first time in decades. [NYT


Experts anticipate that the World Health Organization will announce a link between red meat and cancer this fall. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 11, 2015


You are what you drink: a new app aims to match drinkers to their perfect beer via genetic analysis. [MUNCHIES


Armed with a can of chickpeas, the possibilities are endless. [Serious Eats


Another reason to save your carrot tops and scallion ends: add a little light and water, and you’ll have a nearly unlimited supply. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 9, 2015


Warm your belly during these frosty days with a steaming cup of JBF Award winner Dorie Greenspan’s hot cocoa. [Food52]  


The USDA orders new internal oversight in response to public outcry over research animal treatment. [NPR]


With Valentine's Day fast approaching, an inevitable question arises: what wine pairs best with chocolate? [NYT]


Starbucks ups its lactose-free game by offering coconut milk as a dairy substitute. [Yahoo Food]


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What We're Reading: January 29, 2015


We love kale, but we love burgers more: Americans ordered nine billion hamburgers in 2014, up 30 million from the year before. [Grubstreet


Enjoy a stress-free Super Bowl by prepping all your nibbles and drinks beforehand. [Bon Appétit


The recipe is entering the twenty-first century through experimental technological platforms that rethink the time-honored format. [FWF]


The quickest, safest, and easiest way to melt chocolate: use a blow dryer. [... 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: 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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What We're Reading: October 23, 2014


Do your liver a favor: have a cup of joe. [The Daily Meal]

Budget-friendly tips for avoiding the most commonly over-priced grocery store items. [HuffPost]

For some restaurants, a negative review doesn't necessarily mean a drop in business. [Grub Street]


Everyone knows Elvis loved a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but what about JFK or Mariah Carey? Iconic Americans' favorite bites. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 18, 2014


Detroit’s water crisis is a failure of policy and the side effect of an antiquated water system, an issue many major cities will face in the next decade. [Grist]


The expansion of African plantations responsible for palm oil production, which can be found in countless processed foods, is linked to deforestation that threatens great ape species in the region. [NPR]


A new study finds that some food packaging contains potentially dangerous chemicals that could contaminate food through migration. [Food Politics]


Laboratory-grown meat could help to fight climate change and other environmental issues,... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 18, 2014

The science behind the myriad colors of fish flesh. [NPR


Mark Bittman looks at how we get Big Food to change its strategy. [NYT]


As the economy picks up, fast food chains like McDonalds and Taco Bell fall out of favor with consumers. [NBC]


The Brewers Association has expanded the definition of “craft beer,” leading some big name beers to sport it on their labels. [... Read more >

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