sustainability

10 Very Good Reasons To Start Eating Bugs

Hoppers, crickets, ants and other tasty critters
Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm

In case you've been living under a rock (bug joke!), you've heard that insects are slowly but surely crawling onto menus all over the country. They're low in fat, high in protein, vitamins and minerals and eating them is better for the environment than farmed meat. But before you reach for the fly-swatter, hear us out: they're also delicious. Discover 10 ways we like getting our grub on, not limited to brownies, tacos and burgers.

Video: Breaking Down What "Grass-Fed" Means, Step-By-Step

PBS' Lexicon of Sustainability: free-range edition
Apr 4, 2014 9:00 am

You're well-aware that grass-fed beef comes from grass-fed cows, but do you know exactly how it works? It's not just "let the cows out in the field and wait til they come home." Chickens are involved, as is carbon dioxide and a lengthy digestion process that benefits not only the cow, but we who consume it. Check out this video from PBS Food, after the jump.

The Ted X Manhattan Food Talk Is March 1. Here's Why You Should Stream Online.

One-day event to explore the food system
Feb 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Everybody enjoys watching a good TED talk. The global set of conferences explores “ideas worth spreading,” with speakers given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in innovative and engaging ways. We’re particularly excited about their upcoming “Changing the Way We Eat” event on Saturday, March 1st at The TimesCenter in New York City. Here's why.

The 2014 Good Food Award Winners Are Announced

Annual awards honor food producers, farmers
Jan 20, 2014 1:00 pm

The annual Good Food Awards took place last week. The ceremonies honor producers who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing the agricultural landscape and building strong communities. Ten categories are awarded: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oil, pickles, preserve and spirits. More information, and some of the winners, after the jump.

Kickstart This: In The Know With 'How Does It Grow?'

A video series following food from farm to fork
Dec 2, 2013 3:00 pm

You may know whats in season, and maybe even have a vague idea of where it comes from, but do you really know how those Brussels sprouts grow? What about the cinnamon you enjoy on your oatmeal every morning? Chickpeas? Anyone? The fact is most of us don't know how our food grows, and we should. Enter How Does It Grow?

Kickstart This: Civil Eats Goes Pro!

Food community resource takes it to the next level
Oct 17, 2013 10:00 am
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Break out your Paypal passwords, friends, cause Civil Eats needs your spare dough to become the great website it's always been...only now everyone gets paid! Stay up-to-date on food policy, the who's-who of Slow Food, one nation's quest to label GMOs (it's us), Meatless Monday, eye-opening documentaries and more. With one day left to donate, time's running out!

Design Meme: You Can Now Grow Fish And Vegetables In Your Living Room

Fish farm meets aquarium. Talk about going green!
May 30, 2013 3:31 pm

Just when you thought you've seen it all. Local River is a newly desinged, at-home aquarium that will also provide you with a catch of the day. Are you up to it? Details after the jump.

Design Meme: Living, Breathing Dining Room Tables

Talk about going green: these tables support plants
Mar 14, 2013 4:46 pm

Well this is something we weren't expecting. Dining room tables tend to be modern, contemporary or classic, but we've dug up five that are best classified as green. Why? Well, they have things growing in, on, or around them for one thing. 

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