What We're Reading: June 9, 2015

 

It's a soup! No, it's a popsicle! Actually, if you're in Shanghai, it's both. [Food52

 

The Jersey Sloppy Joe trades ground beef and a bun for coleslaw and rye. [Serious Eats

 

International working conditions and supply chain standards are on the docket for this week's G-7 summit. [NYT

 

Edible fruit and vegetable sprays could help prolong produce shelf-life, and cut down on food waste. [MUNCHIES

 

From harissa salt–rimmed margaritas... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 20, 2015

 

Not sure if your steak is done? Try poking your face. [Food52

 

These days, buying organic doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding Big Food. [FWF

 

Can the USDA really go through the 29,000 comments they received about the new Dietary Guidelines? [Food Politics

 

Meet testaroli, the pasta that’s also a pancake. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 7, 2015

 

You can use miso for a lot more than just soup: get to know the pros and cons of the condiment’s most common varieties. [HuffPo

 

Could vitamin-fortified candy actually be good for you? [FoodNavigator

 

Don’t confuse your Crock-Pot for a slow cooker. [The Kitchn

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Sustainability Matters: February 6, 2015

 

The jury’s still out on nutritional differences, but a new study confirms that eating organic produce means less exposure to pesticides. [Civil Eats

 

What USDA poultry labels actually tell you about your chicken. [Serious Eats

 

Environmental groups are using satellites to crack down on fishing piracy. [NPR

 

Stanford University has just launched the Teaching Kitchen @ Stanford, a program geared towards giving college students basic skills for shopping, cooking, and eating healthily. [... Read more >

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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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What We're Reading: November 12, 2014

 

Discover the difference between "sofrito" and "soffritto" with these infographics on aromatics. [FWF]

 

Unilever's lawsuit over mayo leads to a condiment identity crisis. [WaPo]

 

How Americans can be incentivized to eat more fresh, local produce. [NPR]

 

A debate on lexicon and labels: should "natural" be regulated the same way as "organic"? [NYT]

 

Business-minded foodies now have the ultimate academic haven at the... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 10, 2014

 

Tips on how to rock your gravy boat this Thanksgiving. [Daily Meal]

 

With organic foods growing in popularity, Whole Foods aims to be bigger and better, nationwide. [WaPo]

 

The myths and truths of the cast iron skillet. [Serious Eats]

 

Get more out of your spaghetti squash than just faux noodles. [Bon Appétit]

 

Iberian Double Stuf: introducing the Oreo churro. [GrubStreet]

 

How Modern Farmer magazine came... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 24, 2014

Coconut is the latest food trend with a whole mess of labor rights issues behind it. [Mother Jones

 

A new poll shows that nine out of ten doctors are worried about the use of antibiotics on livestock. [Civil Eats

 

Dutch comedians prank food experts by passing off McDonald’s as organic food, raising concerns about the power of labeling. [Food Republic

 

Fearing a loss of clean water access, craft brewers are joining the fight... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 19, 2014

 

An organic orange grower in Florida uses natural remedies to fight the blights of insects that are damaging groves across the country. [Civil Eats]

 

An algae bloom in the Arabian sea is disrupting the local fishing supply, and may give scientists a preview of the long term consequences for the aquatic food chain due to climate change.
[NY Times]

 

The Edward Jones Dome, home to the St. Louis Rams, becomes the first stadium in the NFL to offer sustainably-raised, Animal Welfare–Approved hot dogs and hamburgers. [Ecocentric]

 

Mission: Readiness, the organization of former military officials concerned about obesity... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 11, 2014

 

A new comprehensive study finds that organic produce is significantly higher in antioxidants, and lower in toxic materials, than their conventional counterparts. Researchers say the additional antioxidants are nutritionally equivalent to eating an extra one to two portions of fruits and vegetables each day. [The Guardian]

 

From salmon to scallops: 10 things you didn’t know about the U.S. seafood market. [Civil Eats]

 

The Peanut Corporation of America insists the U.S. government dismiss its case against organization executives related to last year’s salmonella outbreak due to “egregious” requests for disclosure documents. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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