Sustainable Food

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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Japanese Artist Saeri Kiritani Creates a Sculpture of Herself Using 100 Pounds of Rice

Japanese Artist Saeri Kiritani Creates a Sculpture of Herself Using 100 Pounds of Rice

Japanese artist Saeri Kiritani has been playing with food for many years. But it was only recently that she was recognized for her work and named one of the winners of the National Portrait

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How To Make Raw Vegan Nori Rolls

How To Make Raw Vegan Nori Rolls

Nori rolls are nutritious and fun to eat, but you don't have to spend big money at a sushi restaurant to enjoy them. They're easy to make, and it can be a fun activity to do with the whole family. All

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Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Wheat is Out of Control, Infiltrates Oregon Farm

Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Wheat is Out of Control, Infiltrates Oregon Farm

Photo via Shutterstock A farmer in Oregon has discovered unauthorized genetically modified wheat plants on his farm, raising concerns about trade with countries that refuse to import GM foods. The

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Jungers Culinary Institute is a State-Of-The-Art Cooking School in Oregon

Jungers Culinary Institute is a State-Of-The-Art Cooking School in Oregon

The Jungers Culinary Center for the Cascade Culinary Institute was opened for the Fall 2011 semester. Located on the southwest side of the Bend, Oregon COCC campus, the culinary school is aiming to be one

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Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden & Outdoor Kitchen Connect Visitors with Food

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden & Outdoor Kitchen Connect Visitors with Food

What was once an asphalt parking lot to support the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is now a lush garden filled with vegetables, herbs, fruit trees. Completely edible, the garden was built to showcase the food

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FarmedHere: The Nation’s Largest Indoor Organic Farm Now Growing in Chicago

FarmedHere: The Nation’s Largest Indoor Organic Farm Now Growing in Chicago

FarmedHere has been growing greens in the Chicago area since 2011 and has a 10,000-square-foot facility in Flanagan and a 4,000-square-foot one in Englewood, IL. Jolanta Hardej, the CEO and co-founder of

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Byproducts from Greek Yogurt Prove Toxic to the Environment

Byproducts from Greek Yogurt Prove Toxic to the Environment

Greek yogurt is delicious, high in protein, and a good alternative to sugary snacks. However the $2 billion dollar a year industry has a dark side that comes in the form of toxic acid whey. It takes three

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HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

This summer's been one of the hottest yet, but if you're already sweating from the intense heat, you can rest easy -- I've got a sweet, refreshing treat that is sure too cool you down! Popsicles are a

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16-Year-Old Student Uses Fruit Flies to Investigate Benefits of Organic Produce

16-Year-Old Student Uses Fruit Flies to Investigate Benefits of Organic Produce

Anyone who has ever taken a course in biology or left produce out on the counter for a little too long will recognize the noble fruit fly. Easy to breed, feed and observe, they are the subject of choice

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The Sugar Lab 3D Prints Sweet Geometric Sculptures From Sugar

The Sugar Lab 3D Prints Sweet Geometric Sculptures From Sugar

Founded by husband and wife team in Silver Lake, California, the Sugar Lab began as a novel way to produce a birthday cake for a friend that did not have to be baked in an oven. With a background in

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