Sustainable Food

Laughing Chickens Launches a DIY Chicken Coop That Fits in a Bike Box for Easy Portability

Laughing Chickens Launches a DIY Chicken Coop That Fits in a Bike Box for Easy Portability

Laughing Chickens is a Marin County, California-based workshop that's been making beautiful hen houses and runs exclusively from reclaimed redwood fence boards. With interest in their designs coming from

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Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Whether it is a fruity Napa merlot or an oaky and acidic Chablis chardonnay, any wine lover will tell you that each variety of grape and the region in which it is grown gives each wine a unique character.

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Italian Scientists are Developing Hypoallergenic Apples

Italian Scientists are Developing Hypoallergenic Apples

A team of allergists, molecular biologists and plant physiologists in Italy are collaborating to develop a hypo-allergenic apple that could provide relief to those who suffer from food allergies. Apples

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Study Finds Sugar-Loaded Drinks Responsible for Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Study Finds Sugar-Loaded Drinks Responsible for Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Photo via Shutterstock New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to ban the sale of super-sized sugary beverages within the city may have been met with skepticism by some,

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Public Coffee is a Mobile Coffee Shop That Wants to Bring Communities Together

Public Coffee is a Mobile Coffee Shop That Wants to Bring Communities Together

In Europe, the original coffeehouses were created to serve people coffee and provide a place for them to enjoy their drinks. As the coffeehouse evolved, it became an open center for thinkers and

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Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

The Aeroponic Vertical Farm is made up of an array of bamboo parallelograms that are formed to create stepped terraces of rice fields. Located in cities, these compact farms would not only help grow rice

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Whole Foods Market Requires Suppliers to Label Products with GMO Ingredients by 2018

Whole Foods Market Requires Suppliers to Label Products with GMO Ingredients by 2018

Whole Foods customers asked for it, and they got it. Last week at the Natural Products Expo West, Whole Foods Market announced that by 2018, all of their suppliers must either make their products with

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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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