Sustainable Food

Growing Trees from Seeds: Which Work, Which Won’t

Growing Trees from Seeds: Which Work, Which Won’t

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Branches end up laden with fruit, nuts, seed pods,

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Human Urine Used to Prepare Traditional Egg Delicacy in Chinese City of Dongyang

Human Urine Used to Prepare Traditional Egg Delicacy in Chinese City of Dongyang

Pee power is often heralded as a sustainable design solution that can yield plant fertilizer or even power your cell - but using urine to prepare a delicious springtime snack is a whole different story.

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6 Scrumptious Meals You Can Cook in a Dishwasher (Yes, You Read That Right)

6 Scrumptious Meals You Can Cook in a Dishwasher (Yes, You Read That Right)

Dill Lemon Cream Salmon It’s an oldie but a goodie. Poached salmon can be particularly tricky if you’re not closely watching the temperature. Cooking it in a dishwasher, however, is as simple as

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INDEX Award Winner: Fenugreen Organic FreshPaper Will Keep Your Unrefrigerated Food Fresher 4x’s Longer

INDEX Award Winner: Fenugreen Organic FreshPaper Will Keep Your Unrefrigerated Food Fresher 4x’s Longer

Have you ever reached into your refrigerator to grab a box of strawberries and opened it to find a blackened pile of fruit. Spoiled food is a terribly disappointing thing that happens more often than you

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Why Are So Many of Today’s Apples Mushy and Tasteless?

Why Are So Many of Today’s Apples Mushy and Tasteless?

Despite an early and unjust reputation as the forbidden fruit, apples have been an integral part of a healthy diet for thousands of years. Burdened with the task of keeping the doctor away, most would

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Economists Debate Whether the McDonald’s Hamburger is the Most Nutritious and Inexpensive Food in Human History

Economists Debate Whether the McDonald’s Hamburger is the Most Nutritious and Inexpensive Food in Human History

Fast food offers a cheap and calorie-rich option to fill your stomach, but can it be considered the "most bountiful food" of all time? The Freakonomics authors and radio broadcasters are asking just that

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DIY: How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Annual Growing

DIY: How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Annual Growing

So you've grown that perfect heirloom tomato in your garden, or you've bought a tomato at the farmer's market that you absolutely must grow. Why not save tomato seeds from those perfect tomatoes, so you

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Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming

Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming

Photo via Shutterstock If Third Millennium Farming has its way, Americans will soon be noshing on crickets and cricket-based food as a regular part of their diets, as a viable protein alternative to

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Coca-Cola Launches “Natural, Healthy” Coca-Cola Life Soda

Coca-Cola Launches “Natural, Healthy” Coca-Cola Life Soda

Coca-Cola has launched a new "natural" and “healthy” soda line called Coca-Cola Life. Starting with a market test drive in Argentina this June, the soda company swapped out their iconic red color for

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Study Finds Even Carnivores are Buying More Meat Subsitutes

Study Finds Even Carnivores are Buying More Meat Subsitutes

Image via Shutterstock. A recent study by Mintel shows that it's not just vegetarians who enjoy meat substitutes on their plates. As meat becomes more expensive and global demands grows, carnivores are

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Faux Meat Throwdown: Would You Eat Sergey Brin’s Lab-Grown Beef Burger or Twitter-Backed Beyond Meat Chicken Strips?

Faux Meat Throwdown: Would You Eat Sergey Brin’s Lab-Grown Beef Burger or Twitter-Backed Beyond Meat Chicken Strips?

This week we watched as taste testers sunk their teeth into the world's first lab-grown beef hamburger, which cost $332,000 to grow and was funded in part by Google's Sergey Brin. Meanwhile, there are

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World’s First “Pestaurant” Serves up Chocolate Dipped Ants and Salty Crickets in London

World’s First “Pestaurant” Serves up Chocolate Dipped Ants and Salty Crickets in London

Image via Shutterstock Pigeons and crickets are considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recently suggested eating more insects will

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Newly Opened Bestie Brings a Beautiful and Unique Eatery to Downtown Vancouver

Newly Opened Bestie Brings a Beautiful and Unique Eatery to Downtown Vancouver

Bestie was inspired by German street food and local products, so the restaurant is dedicated to sourcing local foods. They bring in all natural, sustainably-raised meat from nearby farms and master

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Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

Artist Chris Godfrey is fed up with processed food. As a commentary on the state of our food system, Godfrey created a 12-course meal from local, organic and artisanal food - and then he packed it into a

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Algaculture Symbiosis Suit Creates Nourishment For its Wearer

Algaculture Symbiosis Suit Creates Nourishment For its Wearer

Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton's Algaculture Symbiosis Suit is designed to provide nourishment to the wearer by using algae to grow food from light! The suit debuted at the Algae Opera at London's

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£250,000 Lab-Grown Burger Served Up in London, Tasters Say It Could Use More Fat

£250,000 Lab-Grown Burger Served Up in London, Tasters Say It Could Use More Fat

Dr. Mark Post has been buttering us up with his promise of a cruelty-free lab-grown burger for months - and this week the supremely expensive £250,000 burger was finally taste tested at an event in

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New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Different Toxins

New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Different Toxins

Sushi photo from Shutterstock It’s no secret that most adults in the US are bombarded with pollutants on a daily basis. But a recent study in Environment International has found that the chemical

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Real Food Farm’s Mobile Market is a Produce Oasis in the Food Deserts of Baltimore

Real Food Farm’s Mobile Market is a Produce Oasis in the Food Deserts of Baltimore

Food Deserts are areas where a supermarket is more than 1/4 mile away, poverty is high, access to a vehicle is rare and the average Healthy Food Availability Index score is very low. The area surrounding

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Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change

Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change

As the world's population soars above 7 billion, the threat of severe drought weighs heavily on global food supply. To help in the fight against worsening climate change, scientists in Japan have bred a

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to

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Canterbury Coffee Corp. Creates 90% Biodegradable Single-Use Coffee Pod

Canterbury Coffee Corp. Creates 90% Biodegradable Single-Use Coffee Pod

In the food and beverage industry, what seems good for convenience can often prove harmful to the environment. Plastic single-use utensils, bottles, bags, and takeout packaging containers end up

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World’s First £250,000 Stem Cell Burger to be Served in London Next Week

World’s First £250,000 Stem Cell Burger to be Served in London Next Week

Next week, someone at a yet undisclosed location in London will get to eat the most expensive burger ever made - which cost a whopping £250,000! We're talking about the world's first lab-grown burger,

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Is Your Morning Cup Of Tea Fueling Child Slavery?

Is Your Morning Cup Of Tea Fueling Child Slavery?

Image via Shutterstock Even if you don’t drink fair trade coffee, chances are you’ve already heard about the low wages and poor working conditions many coffee farmers experience around the world.

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Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 Breeds Edible Bugs at Home

Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 Breeds Edible Bugs at Home

If the idea of eating bugs turns your pallet, consider that many cultures have included insects in their diets for centuries. Unger created Farm 432 with the growing population in mind, that will call for

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DIY: 10 Vegan Soups to Can Now for Winter Revelry

DIY: 10 Vegan Soups to Can Now for Winter Revelry

Although these soups are all vegan, they can be adapted to suit individual diets very easily. For example, a lacto-ovo vegetarian might like to grate cheese into their soups, or a paleo diet follower

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Jensen Architects’ Green “SHED” Takes Modern Grange Ideals to New Heights

Jensen Architects’ Green “SHED” Takes Modern Grange Ideals to New Heights

The SHED is designed as a Butler building, which is a pre-engineered metal building that is very familiar in the agricultural landscape. This large metal building houses two stories of flexible space for

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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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