Sustainability Matters: October 30, 2015


A new report shows that most of the wild-caught salmon you think you’ve been eating is actually mislabeled farmed fish. [NYT


It’s not about cow milk vs. almond milk, but rather what the debate says about our agricultural system. [New Yorker


An agricultural program in Phoenix helps international refugees to resettle and start farming. [Modern Farmer


Oxfam America says that poultry workers are some of the most vulnerable and exploited laborers in the nation. [... Read more >

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Q&A with 2015 JBF Food Conference Speaker Gary G. Bennett, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University


Dr. Gary G. Bennett, Bishop-MacDermott family professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University and director of the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center and the Duke Obesity Prevention Program, is an expert on the use of digital technologies in obesity treatment and intervention strategies. Dr. Bennett, who will be speaking at our 2015 JBF Food Conference, shared his thoughts on wearable technology, phone-based treatment in high-risk communities, and more.




James Beard Foundation: Right now it seems that wearable technology (and a lot of technology in general) comes with a higher price point. As prices lower, will tech and data be used to democratize obesity prevention? How?


Dr. Gary Bennett: Absolutely. Tracker makers know that they don't have... Read more >

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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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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 7, 2015


Learn how to navigate the funky waters of stinky cheeses. [Food52


Daniel Maurer remembers Josh Ozersky and his role in the early days of food blogging. [Grub Street


Your mother's recipes can be more than just recipes. [NYT


The tyranny of pizza choice is making you fat. [MUNCHIES


Upgrade your midday meal with an office lunch swap. [Bon Appétit... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 15, 2015


Don’t buy seedless: why you should be saving your watermelon seeds. [HuffPo


Start your spring cleaning regimen by purging your pantry. [The Kitchn


First cider, now brandy: American distilleries are taking on the French eau de vie. [NPR


Despite the FDA’s attempts to restrict antibiotic use in livestock, frightening new data reveals that applications have only grown. [Mother Jones


Could the answer to Mexico’s... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 27, 2015


Should you feel guilty if you don’t eat breakfast? [Food Politics


Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is expanding across the country, helping low-income families get access to fresh produce. [Food Network


The real trouble with GMOs may come from their resistance to herbicides, and what that will mean for the future of the chemicals used on our crops. [Mother Jones


The FDA has approved non-browning GMO apples and potatoes as safe for general consumption. [Modern Farmer... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 25, 2015


Experts divulge the secrets to the perfect homemade chicken biscuit sandwich. [FWF


Even cheese lovers are becoming nutritional yeast converts.[Food 52


Feel free to fry: the common belief that olive oil shouldn’t be used for high-heat cooking may be based on bad science. [Serious Eats


Pop culture has been obsessed with weight for years, but it was only in 2013 that obesity became an official disease. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 6, 2015


A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity reveals that recent changes to government-subsidized school meals are getting kids to eat more fruit. [NYT


The newest method for measuring obesity in the U.S. could be the genetic analysis of sewage. [The Atlantic


As more cities move towards composting programs, produce stickers have emerged as a potential stumbling block. [NYT


Australian dairy company A2 Milk,... Read more >

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America Cooks with Chefs: Episode Six


Last month we announced the winners of our America Cooks with Chefs competition, in which six ordinary Americans—with the help of JBF Award–winning chefs—cooked a delicious meal with fewer than 800 calories for the Clinton Health Matters Annual Activation Summit. The conference judges crowned Victoria Phillips and her chef, Tony Mantuano of Chicago's acclaimed Spiaggia, as the winners.


Today we're spotlighting the competing dish developed by chef Naomi Pomeroy, who heads up the highly acclaimed Beast in Portland, Oregon. We matched Naomi with Auburn, California native Kathy Partak. A military mom and an enthusiastic home cook, Kathy often struggles with her weight, and has had... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam