Sustainable Food

Water Gains Popularity Over High-Calorie Soda in US

Water Gains Popularity Over High-Calorie Soda in US

Photo via Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg has gone on a crusade to wean New Yorkers off calorie-filled soda, but it seems the rest of the country is voluntarily snubbing the sugary stuff. Soda was once

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Grow Your Own Healthy Greens in the Freshlife Stacking Sprouter

Grow Your Own Healthy Greens in the Freshlife Stacking Sprouter

Sprouts and edible grasses are very rich in nutrients, but anyone who has ended up with mush instead of tasty green knows that growing them at home can be tedious. Fresh wheatgrass, micro-greens, and

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Japanese Artist Creates Tasty Vegetable Weapons to Show the Stupidity of War

Japanese Artist Creates Tasty Vegetable Weapons to Show the Stupidity of War

Since 2001 Tokyoite Tsuyoshi Ozawa has taken portraits of women holding vegetable weapons in countries around the world - including Iceland, Uganda, China and of course Japan. He first finds a local model

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Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farming Units Transform Old Shipping Containers into Greenhouses for Organic Produce

Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farming Units Transform Old Shipping Containers into Greenhouses for Organic Produce

Within the containers Chivialle has designed a complex aquaponics system to enable circular agricultural processes. The containers each contain two cubic meters of water in which bacteria transforms fish

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‘Pink Slime’ Maker’s Suit Against ABC News is Becoming a Landmark Defamation Case

‘Pink Slime’ Maker’s Suit Against ABC News is Becoming a Landmark Defamation Case

Photo via Shutterstock After ABC News ran a series last year that gave Beef Products Inc.'s 'lean finely textured beef' the unflattering moniker 'pink slime,' the story went viral. Blogs and newspapers

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Plant-Based Beyond Eggs Taste Like the Real Thing Without Environmental or Ethical Impact

Plant-Based Beyond Eggs Taste Like the Real Thing Without Environmental or Ethical Impact

Photo via Shutterstock We’ve heard about lab grown meat and even 3D-printed steaks, but now one company is seeking to launch the leading plant-based egg substitute.  Beyond Eggs, made by Hampton

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UK Horse Meat Scandal Sparks Rise in Sales of Vegetarian Meat Alternatives

UK Horse Meat Scandal Sparks Rise in Sales of Vegetarian Meat Alternatives

In the wake of the ongoing horse meat scandal in Europe and the UK, producers and retailers of vegetarian meat alternatives have noticed a spike in sales. Quorn, the UK's biggest vegetarian ready-made

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Risa Hirai Whips Up a Delicious Exhibition of Edible Artwork in Tokyo

Risa Hirai Whips Up a Delicious Exhibition of Edible Artwork in Tokyo

Using edible matter as her medium, art student Risa Hirai whips up mini models resembling full meals and even bonsai trees. Instead of using traditional paints and brushes to create her works, her

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Homesteaders vs Preppers: What’s the Difference?

Homesteaders vs Preppers: What’s the Difference?

My lack of familiarity with these terms prompted me to do some research (as any good noob should do), and I found that there was a veritable treasure-trove of info to be found on the topic. At first

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UK Horse Meat Scandal Spurs Equine Butcher Sales to Jump 15% in France

UK Horse Meat Scandal Spurs Equine Butcher Sales to Jump 15% in France

Meat photo from Shutterstock UK citizens were recently traumatized to learn that ground “beef” sold by local supermarkets was contaminated with horse meat – but the scandal has inspired

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Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Addictive

Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Addictive

When we consider the field of engineering, the images that come to mind run the gamut from airplanes to bridges to 3D printers. Yet we rarely think about how the processed food we consume has been

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Japanese Restaurant Fines Diners For Not Finishing Their Meals

Japanese Restaurant Fines Diners For Not Finishing Their Meals

Thought your mom was harsh about finishing your meal? At least she didn't charge you for leaving food on your plate. The Hachikyo seafood restaurant in Sapporo, Japan will fine diners for not eating every

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Midwest States See Lowest Corn Yields in Nearly 30 Years Due to Drought

Midwest States See Lowest Corn Yields in Nearly 30 Years Due to Drought

Photo via Shutterstock The year of 2012 was a particularly difficult one for farmers across the US. Not only was it the hottest  year on record - drought conditions also brought extreme weather that

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Rev Up Your Juicer with These 6 Delicious Juice Recipes

Rev Up Your Juicer with These 6 Delicious Juice Recipes

Juicing is a great way to get lots of healthy fruits and veggies into your body fast. Although juices shouldn't serve as a substitute for regular meals consisting of whole foods, they can provide a good,

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Organic, Vegan Baba Ghanoush The Whole Family Will Love (Recipe)

Organic, Vegan Baba Ghanoush The Whole Family Will Love (Recipe)

THE INGREDIENTS 6 small or 3 large organic eggplants 1 fresh-squeezed lemon 2 cloves of crushed organic garlic (or just one for those who aren't evading vampires) 2 Tbsp organic tahini (sesame seed

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Drinking Coca-Cola Killed New Zealand Mom, Coroner Concludes

Drinking Coca-Cola Killed New Zealand Mom, Coroner Concludes

Liv friis-larsen / Shutterstock A 31-year-old mother from New Zealand died three years ago from drinking too much Coca-Cola, a coroner has found. Natasha Harris was addicted to the beverage, according

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Bhutan Announces Plans to Become the World’s First 100% Organic Nation

Bhutan Announces Plans to Become the World’s First 100% Organic Nation

Bhutan photo from Shutterstock Bhutan has announced plans to become the first country in the world to grow all of its crops using only organic agricultural practices. The Himalayan nation, which

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Aldi Supermarkets Find Up To 100% Horse Meat in Some Beef Products

Aldi Supermarkets Find Up To 100% Horse Meat in Some Beef Products

Hamburger meat photo from Shutterstock In the latest development in the horse meat scandal, the Aldi supermarket chain just announced that some of its frozen beef products were found to contain up to

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Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Locust on barley photo from Shutterstock Feeding seven billion hungry humans is no easy task - especially when crop-killing insects are competing for first dibs on agriculture. Deadly chemical

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Horse Meat Scandal May be Linked to International Mafia Gangs

Horse Meat Scandal May be Linked to International Mafia Gangs

Image of mafia guy smoking, Shutterstock The horse meat scandal in the UK and Europe has taken a new turn since it has emerged that food contaminated with equine DNA may be linked to international

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Incredibly Useful Guide Lists the Pros and Cons of Six Cow Milk Alternatives

Incredibly Useful Guide Lists the Pros and Cons of Six Cow Milk Alternatives

Have you been waiting to remove cow milk from your diet because you don't where to start with some of the alternatives available on the market? If so, you might find this handy guide incredibly useful.

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Back to the Roots’ Aquaponics Kit is a Self-Cleaning Fish Tank that Grows Veggies

Back to the Roots’ Aquaponics Kit is a Self-Cleaning Fish Tank that Grows Veggies

Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora, a pair of UC Berkeley undergrads who scrapped plans to go into investment banking and consulting and instead launched a business around

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3D Printers Could Some Day Feed Astronauts in Space

3D Printers Could Some Day Feed Astronauts in Space

Like a scene out of Star Trek, imagine one day being able to create an entire meal with the push of a button. For astronauts headed to Mars, 3D printers could potentially be their mechanical chefs, thanks

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Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Swedish designer Alexander Lervik has created Lumière au Chocolate - a delectable LED lamp made of chocolate that slowly melts to let light filter through. Lervik worked with the Scandinavian LED

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Future Tech Farm: A Distributed Farm Made of Modular, Internet-Enabled Aquaponic Gardens

Future Tech Farm: A Distributed Farm Made of Modular, Internet-Enabled Aquaponic Gardens

Future Tech Farm is a decentralized and distributed farm that consists of a series of small aquaponic grow systems connected via the internet. Upon receiving a module, users open up their grow systems,

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Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

The urban gardening movement is quickly entering the Information Age. Designed by Mike Alt, HarvestGeek is a program that monitors the condition of your fruits and veggies in order to produce the greatest

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6 Vegetarian And Vegan Snack Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday

6 Vegetarian And Vegan Snack Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday

Vegan Soft Pretzels Nothing goes better with a cold beer than a salty pretzel and some spicy mustard dipping sauce. If you really want to impress your vegan guests, this recipe from La Pure Mama is the

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Oxfam Photo Essay Shows What Seven Families Across the Globe Eat in a Week

Oxfam Photo Essay Shows What Seven Families Across the Globe Eat in a Week

Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam The images include families from seven different countries, including Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe. Some of the families own

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Burger King’s Horse Meat Contaminated Burgers Are a Whopper of a Scandal

Burger King’s Horse Meat Contaminated Burgers Are a Whopper of a Scandal

Burger King image, Shutterstock Residents of the United Kingdom are outraged following Burger King's timid announcement that trace amounts of horse DNA were found in meat at its production plant, and

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Former Greenhouse Transformed into a Vibrant Eatery in Amsterdam’s Quirky Old Shipyard

Former Greenhouse Transformed into a Vibrant Eatery in Amsterdam’s Quirky Old Shipyard

Artists, squatters and skaters started NDSM during the 1990s after the Dutch Dock and Shipbuilding Company went bankrupt in 1984. It's very easy to get to the area, as it only takes a short (free) ferry

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