Sustainable Food

The Dirty Truth Behind Pear Packaging – and Why You Should Always Buy Organic

The Dirty Truth Behind Pear Packaging – and Why You Should Always Buy Organic

In the age of 24-hour supermarkets and strawberries in December, we've become disconnected from the reality of food. Grocery store shelves are always stocked, so we rarely stop to think about where food

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Farming?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Farming?

About twelve thousand years ago, humans hit on a bright idea. Why not grow food in our backyards instead of having to go look for it every time our tummies grumble? It was a masterful stroke of conscious

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USDA May Allow Chicken Grown and Sold in US to be Processed in China

USDA May Allow Chicken Grown and Sold in US to be Processed in China

 Photo © Shutterstock Last year, the USDA made a decision that flew under the radar of many American consumers: the agency announced that China’s meat processing plants were equivalent to those in

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Chipotle May Drop Guacamole From its Menu Due to Climate Change

Chipotle May Drop Guacamole From its Menu Due to Climate Change

Mexican fast food chain Chipotle dropped a green bombshell this week when it announced that it may have to remove guacamole from its menu. Citing the effect of climate change on the price and availability

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U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

Bad news organic egg fans: your tasty breakfast staple might not be as ethical or good for the environment as you'd like to think. According to an NPR report, American farmers struggling to keep up with

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6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

Garlic mustard, ramps and blackberries may sound like ingredients you'd spot on a menu at a chichi restaurant, but did you know that they can all be found growing in New York City parks? We recently

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FDA Unveils New Easy-To-Read Nutritional Fact Labels for Food Products

FDA Unveils New Easy-To-Read Nutritional Fact Labels for Food Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled its proposed revisions for the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label. Around 20 years ago, the agency instituted the labels in an attempt to provide

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Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

The colossal 2,100 square meter factory has become a testing ground for a number of green ideas. Within the confines of the space, the studio preserved the original factory features, such as old walls,

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Hot Pockets Recalled Due to Concern Over Diseased Meat

Hot Pockets Recalled Due to Concern Over Diseased Meat

Spoiler alert (literally): Hot Pockets may contain diseased animal products. The microwavable monstrosities produced by Nestlé and reportedly filled with "real meat" may be at risk of contamination. The

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Move Over California Roll, This Panda-Shaped Sushi Is Adorable!

Move Over California Roll, This Panda-Shaped Sushi Is Adorable!

Sushi is healthy and exotic food but it can be difficult to convince kids (and some adults!) to give it a try. One easy way to lower the barrier to trying sushi is by making it at home, and creating an

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VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here's a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots' pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows you the easy steps

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California Drought Endangers Napa Valley Wine Production

California Drought Endangers Napa Valley Wine Production

Agriculture around the world is suffering due to climate change, and famous grape-producing regions are being crushed by unpredictable weather patterns, drought, and increased global demand for alcohol.

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Cattle are the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Among Livestock, Study Finds

Cattle are the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Among Livestock, Study Finds

If you want to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, you might want to start with your dinner plate. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that cattle

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Obama Administration Announces the Creation of 7 “Climate Hubs” to Assist Farmers

Obama Administration Announces the Creation of 7 “Climate Hubs” to Assist Farmers

Although the Senate finally passed the long-awaited Farm Bill on Tuesday, the Obama administration has plans to bypass the sluggish, gridlocked legislative branch to help farms face climate change. The

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

HOME MADE FORTUNE COOKIE INGREDIENTS: - 1/4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour - 1/4 cup of regular sugar - 1 egg white (you can substitute in 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water,

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Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

Architects Agnieskzka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus just unveiled plans for a spectacular figure 8-shaped residential tower for the eastern quarter of Berlin. Sited at Alexanderplatz, a large public square

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La Petite Ceinture is a Waste-Free Traveling Market on a Train in Paris

La Petite Ceinture is a Waste-Free Traveling Market on a Train in Paris

La Petite Ceinture is a proposal for a traveling market that would transform an abandoned Parisian train line into low-impact infrastructures for farm-fresh fruits and veggies. The project would

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Score A Flavor Touchdown with 6 Delicious Dips And Spreads For Super Bowl Sunday!

Score A Flavor Touchdown with 6 Delicious Dips And Spreads For Super Bowl Sunday!

Scrambling for snack ideas on the eve of the Super Bowl? Struggling to balance your healthy eating style with the less-than-healthy appetizers that typically make the rounds at a Super Bowl party? Have no

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Monsanto is Going Organic in an Effort to Win Over Consumers

Monsanto is Going Organic in an Effort to Win Over Consumers

To many consumers, the name "Monsanto" is hard to stomach. The company has become associated with the evils of big agribusiness by creating potent pesticides, GM crops, and suing small farmers over

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Baking With Splenda Releases Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Your Food

Baking With Splenda Releases Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Your Food

There's clearly something unnatural about artificial sweeteners - and new research shows that the ever-popular Splenda sweetener could release toxic chemicals when it's cooked. According to a study

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Farmer’s Fridge Dispenses Healthy Salads and Snacks from a Reclaimed Wood Vending Machine

Farmer’s Fridge Dispenses Healthy Salads and Snacks from a Reclaimed Wood Vending Machine

The Farmer's Fridge vending machine has taken the art of convenience food to a completely new level. Instead of offering processed, body-wrecking junk in environmentally-unfriendly wrappers, the Chicago

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Watch NASA-Funded 3D Food Printer Whip up an Entire Pizza

Watch NASA-Funded 3D Food Printer Whip up an Entire Pizza

Last year NASA funded one man’s plan to build a food 3D printer for astronauts - and now the first prototype can 3D print an entire pizza! Some of these initial pies may not look like much, but the man

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HOW TO: Bake Guilt-Free Vegan and Organic Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

HOW TO: Bake Guilt-Free Vegan and Organic Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

There are few things that can fill a room like the smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. Yet all too often, the enticing smell leads to pastries that are full of processed sugar, white flour, and fat.

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DIY This Healthy ‘Three Sisters’ Soup Recipe To Fill Your Belly In Chilly Weather

DIY This Healthy ‘Three Sisters’ Soup Recipe To Fill Your Belly In Chilly Weather

Do you know the Three Sisters? No, we're not talking about a new musical group. The Three Sisters are corn, beans, and squash--three staples of the Native American diet that have actually been shown to be

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Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opening New Vegan Restaurant in New York

Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opening New Vegan Restaurant in New York

Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has decided to go completely meatless for the menu of his upcoming restaurant in NYC. The new eatery, which is being called ABC Home Grown, will offer vegetarian,

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Could Kale Actually be Dangerous to Your Health?

Could Kale Actually be Dangerous to Your Health?

You may think you are living the healthy life by incorporating kale into your juices, salads and meals, but the leafy green has a dangerous secret. The vegetable may pack a stunning amount of nutrition

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Why You Should Think Twice About Eating Shrimp

Why You Should Think Twice About Eating Shrimp

Americans love shrimp! It's estimated that the average American eats 4.1 pounds of it every year, but you might want to think twice next time you pick up a bag of frozen shrimp at the grocery store. It

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10 Unexpected New Recipes That Feature Yummy Winter Vegetables

10 Unexpected New Recipes That Feature Yummy Winter Vegetables

For many people, the idea of eating seasonally is a brilliant idea. That is until the colder months roll along. After all, there's a spectacular amount of produce available to be played with from early

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10 Easy and Delicious Vegan Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

10 Easy and Delicious Vegan Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

A busy daily schedule doesn't have to mean sacrificing a balanced diet or flavor. With a slow cooker, you can toss in your ingredients, set the timer, and come back hours later to a hot and healthy meal.

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Colorado Sushi Restaurant Offers Pot-Pairing Menu

Colorado Sushi Restaurant Offers Pot-Pairing Menu

Colorado's recent legalization of recreational marijuana has brought about some strange new changes, including the Denver Post hiring a cannabis critic and realtors catering to out-of-state buyers who

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