What We're Reading This Week

 

A bean-to-bar nightmare for one Brooklyn-based chocolate company. [Washington Post]

 

Why throw your Christmas tree to the curb when you can cook with it? [MUNCHIES]

 

Changes in international labeling laws could make it harder for consumers to identify where’s the beef (coming from). [NPR]

 

How one vegan butchery is grinding up a batch of meatless controversy. [Eater]

 

The former president of Trader Joe's is making a... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 18, 2015

 

Fast food as economic equalizer: a new study shows that wealthier kids eat just as much junk food as their less well-off peers. [MUNCHIES

 

The Nordic berry market is exploding in Eastern Asia, with complex consequences for the labor harvesting them. [NPR

 

New research reveals the amount of fish in the ocean has declined by half since 1970, pushing us perilously close to a population collapse. [Reuters

 

The USDA and EPA have partnered to announce the... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 4, 2015

 

Dock to Dish launches a new sustainable seafood program that connects chefs with local fisherman. [NPR]

 

Climate change and a drastic loss of bee habitats will take a toll on your produce aisle. [Grist]

 

In the spirit of sustainability, a Massachusetts woman rents plots of her own farmland to new immigrants. [Boston Globe]

 

Use cold frames to extend your growing season. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 21, 2015

 

Oyster week education: learn how your favorite bivalves benefit our shoreline. [Edible Brooklyn]

 

Celebrated Seattle chef Renee Erickson talks climate change, sustainable seafood species, and ocean acidification. [Grist]

 

It’s time to give your organic fruits and vegetables a second rinse: they could be covered with fracking wastewater. [Mother Jones]

 

Rising amounts of organic foods are being recalled because of bacterial contamination. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 14, 2015

 

How the Midwest's Corn Belt could be cooking the planet. [Mother Jones]

 

Sorry, Paleo-proselytizers: we may owe our big brains to carbohydrates. [NYT]

 

Treat your soil right and grow cover crops this fall. [MF]

A Spanish town has taken steps towards cutting food waste with their “solidarity fridge." [NPR]

 

Los Angeles experiments with millions of shade balls to protect drinking water... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: August 7, 2015

 

A Catskills camp gives city kids a crash course in becoming self-sufficient through farming and cooking. [Edible Manhattan]

 

Strive to be eco-friendly and healthy at the same time: grow your own leafy greens. [Grist]

 

A chef’s inspirational guide to urban foraging. [Boston Globe]

 

Towers of kale may be the future, as vertical farming in New Jersey gains popularity. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 21, 2015

 

Peeling peaches is as easy as pie with this knife-free technique. [The Kitchn

 

New research suggests focusing on quality over quantity when it comes to caloric intake. [Food Network

 

From farm waste to fresh cheese: how dairy farmers are making sustainability profitable. [Good Eats

 

Experiment with this recipe for cream-free chocolate ganache... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 22, 2015

 

Holy guacamole: researchers are developing a leukemia-fighting drug from a chemical found in avocados. [FWF

 

Navigating the complex world of sustainable seafood is now a little bit easier with Paul Greenberg’s three simple rules. [NYT

 

Should you actually pay attention to sell-by dates? [LAT

 

Have dessert as a nightcap with this recipe for booze-infused ice cream. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 2, 2015

 

A new law in France bans unlimited soda refills as part of a revamped set of health reforms. [MUNCHIES

 

McDonald’s announced this week that’s raising the wages of some, but not all of its workers. [Food Politics

 

What happens to jobs when Wal-Mart comes to town? [NPR

 

There are many inherent stumbling blocks to making fish farming environmentally sustainable. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 25, 2015

 

Could introducing infants to peanut butter actually prevent them from developing allergies? [Atlantic

 

Frozen weather means frozen vegetables: learn how to get the best flavor out of the freezer aisle. [Food52

 

The latest cocktail trend of specialty glassware suggests bars hope their customers will judge a book by its cover. [Punch

 

New research reveals that our oceans are becoming more acidic, endangering shellfish populations worldwide. [NPR

 

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