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Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you’re looking for something that’s good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!
Just in time for Thanksgiving, sweet potatoes reach their seasonal peak – how fitting! Plenty of delicious tips and tasty trivia to offer, but we know why some of you are really here: to find out where the marshmallows fit in. (Or do they?)
Americans waste a scandalous amount of food, and even more during the holidays. Here, Megan Saynisch on how to make the most of your Thanksgiving bounty.
In the past five years, solar energy in the Unites States has increased 1400%! This fact comes from a new infographic from our friends at Vote Solar.
This weekend, Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History opens its newest exhibit, Our Global Kitchen. The exhibition, which leads museum visitors on a meandering path from farm to fork, with a stop in the middle for fresh-pressed cider made from real New York apples.
You might call Kim O’Donnel a master of “mainly meatless” meals. Since her food and recipe column first appeared in the Washington Post in 2006, she has encouraged carnivores to take on Meatless Mondays and move produce to the center of the plate, at least once a week.
Culinary herbs tend to fall into two major camps – green and leafy (think parsley, cilantro and basil) and woody/twiggy, which brings us to this week’s spotlight, rosemary and thyme. I’ll bet my weight in rosemary that many of you have twiggy herbs on those grocery lists for Thanksgiving or will be busy clipping from [...]
When going green, consider these actions which can help ease tensions within the food/water/energy nexus.
From December 7 – 9, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications and Applegate are bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives for Hack//Meat, the first-ever “meat hackathon” in New York City.
Sunchokes, the vegetable formerly known as “Jerusalem artichokes,” are the tuberous roots of a native North American plant in the sunflower family – neither from Jerusalem nor related to artichokes – originally cultivated by Native Americans. And they are delicious.
In just a few days California will vote on Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Controversy surrounding the measure extends far beyond California, as GMOs remain a contentious topic around the globe, and a yes vote could impact policy across the nation.
From New York to Ohio and beyond, Superstorm Sandy brought climate change and the nexus into millions of our homes and lives like never before. As the city that never sleeps gets back to business and the cleanup and recovery efforts continue, we're thinking about how to pitch in - and how our food, water and energy systems play big roles.
Between Hurricane Sandy and the election countdown, we are a nation distracted, but we're guessing a fair number of you have still got the Great Pumpkin on the brain, Charlie Brown. With tumbling temperatures and rapidly falling leaves, of course this week’s Real Food is winter squash.
While supervising a recycling and waste disposal program, Wayne Koeckeritz was so bothered by all the food waste he saw destined for the landfill that he decided to do something about it. He quit his job as a facility manager of a luxury...Show More Summary
Like many sustainable food advocates, my colleagues at GRACE and I often encourage others to promote the transition to a more responsible food system by “voting with their forks” (i.e., buying foods from sustainable farms and avoiding industrially produced alternatives). It’s an important action, and one we’ll continue to advocate. But there’s also something to [...]
Food Day, a nationwide event celebrating healthy, affordable and sustainable food, is October 24th – Wednesday. Haven’t made plans yet? Don’t fret! This celebration is meant to bring people together to create a more unified food movement, and there are many ways to make this happen!
Food Day, a nationwide event celebrating healthy, affordable and sustainable food, is being held on October 24th – this Wednesday. Haven’t made plans yet? Don’t fret, there are many options! This celebration is meant to bring people together to create a more unified food movement, and there are many ways to make this happen!
A few weeks ago, Prop. 37, an initiative to label GM foods, got a surprising endorsement from Troy Roush, a conventional farmer featured in Food Inc. Roush grows GM corn and soybeans, but strongly believes that labels benefit farmers as well as consumers.
This post was written by Anna Lappé, and originally appeared on the Corporate Accountability International blog. It’s a tired old refrain you’ve probably heard before: “Industrial agriculture is the only way to feed the world.” Even if you shop at your weekly farmers market, and love your local kale and carrots, maybe you also secretly [...]
Despite all the oil and gas industry rhetoric this presidential campaign year, there can be serious health and environmental impacts associated with fossil fuel extraction. Just ask farmer, John Peters, whose hay field were ruined by gas drilling wastewater.