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


Unsure of what to do with all... Read more >

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JBF Food Conference Day Two: Top 13 Quotes of the Day


The second day of the 2014 JBF Food Conference kicked off with a spirited discussion between Michael Pollan and Sam Kass, after which participants heard about innovative design, policy, and medical collaborations that harness the powerful relationship between food and health. Here are some of the most interesting things to come out of the conversation:


1) “How do you bring about change? Anyone who knows me knows that I think that lecturing people is not the answer.” – Jane Black, Journalist


2) “I don’t think it’s at all possible to make the change that we’re seeking without engaging... Read more >

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