Sustainable Food

Cube-Shaped Watermelons Sell for More than $850 in Russia

Cube-Shaped Watermelons Sell for More than $850 in Russia

Photo via Shutterstock In the US, watermelons are a common sight in front of grocery stores in the summer, and they tend to sell for about 50 cents per pound. But in Moscow, you could drop a good chunk

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Dynamic Vertical Farm Networks Could Provide More Space for Growing Food in China

Dynamic Vertical Farm Networks Could Provide More Space for Growing Food in China

Only 15 percent of China's total land area can be cultivated, which represents 10 percent of the global arable land, but this land is decreasing as the population grows. The Dyv-Net scheme is a vertical

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7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

Sunchokes Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes or sun roots, this member of the sunflower family produces tubers that look like small, knobbly potatoes. They are crunchier and sweeter than a potato,

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The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

Here at Inhabitat, we often talk about how important bees are to the environment and how much their survival is being threatened by things like pesticides, infections and habitat encroachment. Martha

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5 Fantastic and Easy Recipes for Jump Starting a Vegan Diet

5 Fantastic and Easy Recipes for Jump Starting a Vegan Diet

NUT MILK + 1 cup almonds (or substitute with nuts of your choice) + 5 cups filtered water + 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional) + 1/2 cup soaked and pitted dates (add extra for more sweetness) + Nut

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Monsanto Drops Bid to Grow GMO Crops in Europe

Monsanto Drops Bid to Grow GMO Crops in Europe

Photo via Shutterstock It's no secret that European countries are less welcoming of genetically-modified crops than the US is; several European countries, including Germany, France and Italy, have even

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$325,000 Lab-Grown Burger to be Served Up in London Next Month

$325,000 Lab-Grown Burger to be Served Up in London Next Month

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists have been growing petri dish hamburgers from cultured meat specimens for the last few years, but Dr. Mark Post wants to make lab-made a consumer reality. The

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Brilliant Compost Program Trades Food Waste for Fresh Produce

Brilliant Compost Program Trades Food Waste for Fresh Produce

What if you could trade your discarded food waste for fresh new fruits and veggies? That's the idea behind Hello Compost - a service that offers fresh produce in exchange for compost in working class New

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6 Mouthwatering ‘Adults Only’ Gourmet Popsicle Recipes for Summer

6 Mouthwatering ‘Adults Only’ Gourmet Popsicle Recipes for Summer

Lemon Pale Ale Beer Pops Where I live, we're awash in an amazing selection of craft and micro brews. They're delicious after a long hike or a hard day at work, but I feel like I'm always fighting to

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30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat. They're cold, sweet and refreshing -- and best of all, they're super easy to make at home if you have a set of popsicle molds. All you have to do is blend together

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The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

Quinoa seems like the perfect grain. The little golden seed is gluten-free, low in calories, high in protein, tasty, and able to grow in arid climates. In recent years, it has gained popularity among

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(Accidentally) Vegan TV Showcases Vegan Cooking from Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsay and Other Bacon Loving Stars

(Accidentally) Vegan TV Showcases Vegan Cooking from Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsay and Other Bacon Loving Stars

Image via Food Network The hosts of the Food Network's popular cooking shows probably haven't noticed that many of their recipes are vegan, but someone else out there certainly has. The clever concept

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Crowdfunded 3D Ocean Farms Could Help Restore the Health of the Seas

Crowdfunded 3D Ocean Farms Could Help Restore the Health of the Seas

The world's oceans are experiencing a tough time. Overfishing, acidification from climate change, pollution, and dead zones have all become major challenges to the health of aquatic ecosystems around the

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Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

As Gizmodo points out, combination planting isn't exactly a new technique; planting different crops in close proximity to ward off pests and disease is a strategy that has been practiced for a long time -

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Teenager Develops Program to Feed Thousands of Hungry People in California

Teenager Develops Program to Feed Thousands of Hungry People in California

Photo via Shutterstock When considering the affluent neighborhoods of Silicon Valley, few expect there to be so many families living in the California tech center that are going hungry each night. Yet

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8 Scrumptious Vegan BBQ Recipes for Summer

8 Scrumptious Vegan BBQ Recipes for Summer

©woodleywonderworks Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian twist by adding

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Giant Rice Paddy Artworks Flourish in Japan

Giant Rice Paddy Artworks Flourish in Japan

Tanbo Art is made by using various types and colors of rice to create giant pictures in the rice fields. It started back in 1993 as a way to revitalize the rice village of Inakadate, in the area of

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The Mobile Bread House Brings Baking to Communities

The Mobile Bread House Brings Baking to Communities

One of the most basic and ancient forms of human technology, bread is the result of generations of humans transforming the elements of water, flour, and salt. A food that transcends race, creed, and

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Sixteen-Year-Old Student Turns Banana Peels Into Bioplastic

Sixteen-Year-Old Student Turns Banana Peels Into Bioplastic

Photo via Shutterstock As fruit, bananas are perfectly packaged - all the protection they need is provided by their flexible, resilient peels. As sixteen-year-old Turkish student Elif Bilgin

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How to Shop for Non-GMO Foods at Your Local Markets

How to Shop for Non-GMO Foods at Your Local Markets

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there has been plenty of talk lately about GMO foods. Are GMOs safe? Are GMOs a silent danger? Are they harming the

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How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels in 8 Easy Steps

Photo via Shutterstock Everyone loves soft pretzels. Sure, they'll add a few inches to your waistline if you eat them regularly, but sometimes you need to treat yourself. Besides, homemade soft

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6 Delicious DIY Iced Drinks to Keep You from Melting This Summer

6 Delicious DIY Iced Drinks to Keep You from Melting This Summer

Homemade Ginger Ale Most ginger ales that you'll find at the grocery store are chock full of high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and "natural flavorings" that are anything but natural. If you love

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Monsanto Executive Awarded World Food Prize

Monsanto Executive Awarded World Food Prize

Photo via Shutterstock In announcement that is sure to rile non-GMO activists and organic food supporters, a Monsanto executive and two other biotechnology scientists were awarded the World Food

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EU Approves the Use of Laser “Tattoos” on Fruit as Replacement for Sticky Labels

EU Approves the Use of Laser “Tattoos” on Fruit as Replacement for Sticky Labels

Sticky fruit labels may soon be things of the past thanks to a new EU ruling that allows grocers and retailers to make laser marks on the skin of citrus fruit, melons and pomegranates. Laser branding,

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them in the fridge.

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Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

Coffee photo from Shutterstock Your morning cup of joe may be next on the endangered list. A disease outbreak in Central America is threatening hundreds of thousands of farms by crippling coffee plants

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The Lepsis is a Terrarium for Growing Edible Bugs at Home!

The Lepsis is a Terrarium for Growing Edible Bugs at Home!

Ourasanah collaborated with KitchenAid to develop the Lepsis, a small, decorative unit that can rest on a kitchen counter. The unit addresses the question of how to produce large amounts of protein

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GrowUp’s Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

GrowUp’s Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

Last week London-based GrowUp unveiled their small urban farm, which produces sustainable vegetables and fish through vertical gardening and aquaponics. After successfully raising over £16,000 through a

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Lollyphile’s Breast Milk Lollipops Are a Surprising Treat for Adventerous Candy Lovers

Lollyphile’s Breast Milk Lollipops Are a Surprising Treat for Adventerous Candy Lovers

Texas-based candy company Lollyphile has created an unusual treat for adventurous candy lovers: breast milk lollipops. Following in the wake of breast milk ice cream, cheese, milkshakes, cupcakes and what

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Lion Meat Becomes an Appalling New Culinary Fad in the US

Lion Meat Becomes an Appalling New Culinary Fad in the US

Before you read this, you may want to put down any food or drink, lest you lose both your appetite and respect for your fellow human beings completely. Every couple of months or so, it seems that lion

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