Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

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Modular Cricket Shelter grows edible insects in Brooklyn

Modular Cricket Shelter grows edible insects in Brooklyn

While many Americans might squirm at the thought of eating crickets, over two billion people eat insects everyday. Unlike conventional livestock, these locally harvested crickets do not require immense amounts of water or space to produce a large amount

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Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

While it may not seem a revolutionary act to simply enjoy a meal in a restaurant, the elimination of animal flesh and animal byproducts in one’s diet not only eases or eliminates an animal’s suffering, it’s also the most effective way an average person

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NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

State Supreme Court Upholds the Sodium Label Warning

“If your meal has so much sodium that it merits a salt shaker on the menu, then – for the sake of your health – order something else,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Too many New Yorkers

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49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

Nearly 50 New York schools are adopting a plant-based nutrition program to help kids learn to make healthy choices. The program – called the Daily Scoop – is led by Lean and Green Kids and involves almost 300 schools in California, Colorado, and New By

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries

Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times Square

Via WSJ

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Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan’s Peck Slip School has officially gone all veggie! Although the elementary school has been serving vegetarian fare for years now, it recently announced that it will be adopting a new completely meatless menu this week. Peck Slip follows the example

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Will NYC embrace Meatless Mondays?

Will NYC embrace Meatless Mondays?

Do you think you’d be able to give up steaks and burgers for one day of the week? The latest city-supported health initiative is encouraging New Yorkers join the Meatless Monday movement and start their weeks off with an animal-free meal. The health and

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How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

Flu shot, or not? DNAinfo recently spoke to naturopathic practitioner Nicole Egenberger, who said that it may not be necessary to turn to the syringe if you can augment your daily intake of natural immune boosters. In fact, taking the natural route in lieu

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the United States, with more and more cases popping up on Long Island as the arachnid,

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Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

Most parents try everything they can to make sure their kids eat healthy foods while at home, but what about when they’re at school? Considering that it’s one of the three main meals of the day, what your child has for lunch is a major factor in their development,

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan “ABC Home Grown” Restaurant in 2014

Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan “ABC Home Grown” Restaurant in 2014

Jean-Georges Veganrichten? NYC veggie-lovers are overjoyed at news that celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning to launch a new vegetarian and vegan restaurant this year. The upcoming eatery, which is being called ABC Home Grown, will be Vongerichten’s

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These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

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If you’ve been saving your pennies for a chance to dine at Per Se, Daniel or Gramercy Tavern, it might be disheartening to learn that a group of NYC chickens has been eating fare from those fine restaurants, and others, daily! The

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VIDEO: Would You Eat a Cricket Canape? New Yorkers Devour Chirp-Worthy Delights at the Future Food Salon

VIDEO: Would You Eat a Cricket Canape? New Yorkers Devour Chirp-Worthy Delights at the Future Food Salon

Cricket cuisine seems to be trending these days, and we’ve seen plenty of people debuting their newly minted edible insect farms across the web. With people lining up for hours to get their hands on ramen burgers and cronut bacon jam burgers, could cricket

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Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Breadbox Cafe occupies an old Esso Standard Oil mechanic’s garage from the 1950s. Today the eatery serves up carbs instead of servicing carburetors, but much of the original structure has been kept intact, creating

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Crispy Whole Grasshoppers to Be Served in Guacamole at NYC Mexican Restaurant

Crispy Whole Grasshoppers to Be Served in Guacamole at NYC Mexican Restaurant

Back in May, the United Nations suggested that people introduce insects into their daily diets as a viable source of protein – and one Upper East Side restaurant is doing just that with a new grasshopper-filled guacamole. Foodies can sample the special grasshopper

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NYC Lawyers Argue to Bring Back Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

NYC Lawyers Argue to Bring Back Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Apparently, Mayor Bloomberg isn’t quite ready to give up his fight against sugary sodas. City lawyers approached the appellate courts on Tuesday in an attempt to reinstate the soda ban (which was overturned by courts nearly three months ago) once again

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun Muhammad and his partner Luanna Williams to launch “Quality Access Grocery,”

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Warren Red About the Green Design of Pouring Ribbons Bar in the East Village

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Warren Red About the Green Design of Pouring Ribbons Bar in the East Village

Nestled in a cozy wood-clad interior above a nondescript liquor store on Avenue B, Pouring Ribbons is not trying to be a speakeasy. In fact, its oversized reclaimed brass door boasts a prominent sign that announces the drinking room’s presence proudly. Designed

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Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s Drink Ban

Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s Drink Ban

Fans at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center can indulge in a range of culinary delights, but thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s new soda ban, they’ll be washing their food down with smaller (16 oz.) cups of soda. Although the actual large soda ban doesn’t take effect

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Animal Lovers Horrified as M. Wells Plans to Serve Raw Horse Meat as Menu Item at Moma PS1

Animal Lovers Horrified as M. Wells Plans to Serve Raw Horse Meat as Menu Item at Moma PS1

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The new outpost of popular LIC eatery M. Wells opened this past week at MoMA PS 1, but not to the warm welcome it was hoping for. Instead, the restaurant has drawn the ire of many animal lovers due to one very unusual item on its menu –

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board of Health

Mayor Bloomberg’s Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board of Health

The New York City Board of Health has approved Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to ban large sodas and sugary drinks throughout the city. Aimed at curbing obesity, this is the first restriction of its kind in the entire country. The ban, which will begin

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Plan to Ban Soda and Sugary Drinks in NYC Moves Ahead

Mayor Bloomberg’s Plan to Ban Soda and Sugary Drinks in NYC Moves Ahead

Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to ban sugary drinks is moving ahead. Yesterday, the NYC the Board of Health voted unanimously to publish the mayor’s proposal to ban the sales of large cups of sugary drinks for public review and hold a public hearing

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Mayor Bloomberg Makes a Plan to Ban Sodas and Sugary Drinks Across NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Makes a Plan to Ban Sodas and Sugary Drinks Across NYC

In a mission to make New Yorkers more healthy, Mayor Bloomberg is planning a ban of sodas and sugary drinks across the city. Soda, iced teas, and sports drinks that are over 16 ounces may soon disappear from the shelves of movie theaters, food carts, delis,

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The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

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As the season’s newest vegetables appear at our markets and grocery stores, many New Yorkers are renewing their annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) memberships, preparing for a delicious season of

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