Design Solution: How To Get People To Buy Ugly Fish

Sustainable fish aren't cute. Maybe design can help
Aug 30, 2012 9:01 am

Supermarkets are noticing that customers are shying away from more sustainable fish options like mackerel and skate because they're not as easy on the eye as salmon and tuna. Enter Ian Ferguson, a London-based artist and designer who designed these smart packages to encourage people to purchase fish that usually scare consumers off, but which can help sustain the world's dwindling fish populations. 

Farmed Salmon Gets A Global Regulation

Buying salmon just got easier. Also, safer.
Jul 6, 2012 1:01 pm

New regulations for farmed salmon mean you won't have to feel so overwhelmed at the fish counter any longer. Read more after the jump.

Infographic: Farm Bill Hidden Costs Revealed

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

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. 


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