sustainability

Infographic: Farm Bill Hidden Costs Revealed

See why corn is making out so well
Jun 13, 2012 2:31 pm
Corn

The farm bill costs hundreds of billions of dollars — find out where that money is going and how it effects our health after the jump.

Thomas Keller Defends Himself

The chef finally fires back at his critics
May 31, 2012 11:46 am
Thomas Keller

Two weeks after Thomas Keller and Andoni Luis Adruiz dismissed sustainability in an interview in the Times, Keller takes to Facebook to clarify his position. See what he has to say after the jump.

Video: Tracing The Ingredients To Trace

The gals behind Trace in Austin talk food sourcing
May 21, 2012 4:01 pm

A video interview with three women fighting the good fight for sustainable, locally produced ingredients for the W Austin's Trace restaurant. If you're into urban farming, farm-t0-fork dining and/or Willie Nelson, you'll wanna watch this.

Local Agriculture Takes A Beating

Two farm-related food fights break out this week
May 18, 2012 9:01 am
Thomas Keller

Local food was involved in not one but two brawls this week resulting in nine arrests and an eruption of incensed tweets.

If You Eat A Fish, Plant A Fish

A new nonprofit wants to re-plant marine ecosystems
May 2, 2012 11:01 am
Photo: milan boers on Flickr

Last week in NYC, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques, showcased a new initiative aimed at seafood sustainability, called Plant A Fish. The name came to him "after a night of heavy drinking," he says. More after the jump...

Organic Farming Comes To Virgin Islands

At Ridge to Reef, it's not only about growing food
Apr 24, 2012 11:03 am
Ridge to Reef Farm

In the middle of a rainforest in St. Croix, you can see just how far the organic farming movement has spread. Here, 1200 miles from the nearest American border, is Ridge to Reef Farm. It's the first and only USDA-certified organic farm in the Virgin Islands. 

A Week of Food Politics Debates

Pink slime returns (sort of) & USDA announces grant
Apr 20, 2012 10:01 am
Tuna

This week “pink slime” talks resurfaced in the form of tuna, two articles in The New York Times sparked food debates, and the USDA announced new grants for farm-to-school programs.

Can Good Design Make Eating Bugs More Palatable?

Ento and the art of eating insects
Apr 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Insects are high in protein, low in fat, a great source of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids and good for the environment? But how to convince people to eat them? One London design firm has an idea...

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