Food Industry

Driscoll's Says Strawberry Seedlings Now Organic, and It Matters More Than You Think

Driscoll’s Says Strawberry Seedlings Now Organic, and it Matters More Than You Think

Published on September 1st, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Strawberries. Or as my almost-two-year-old daughter calls them, “more stahbeeees!” No matter what their name (the elegant “la fraise” in French), strawberries are delectable fruits—the perfect balance of juicy, sweet, and tart. Aside from watermelon, no other fruit screams summer nearly as much as a ripe, freshly picked strawberry. Not even a peach. And there is now an even better reason to celebrate the mighty ruby berry: the largest organic strawberry grower in the country says it is growing all of its baby berry plants organically... Read More

Eating for Health

Don't ever trust a child to do what's right or healthy. A new study finds the healthier their school lunches, the more they throw away.

Kids ARE Pure Evil: They Throw Away Healthy School Lunches, Study Finds

Published on August 27th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Okay, so as every parent knows, kids are pure evil. I’ve watched my daughter torture cherry tomatoes like they were on trial for war crimes. (Just mine? Really?) But here’s proof that it’s not just your kid (or mine) who's the devil incarnate: They’re throwing away perfectly good-for-them fruits and vegetables. Duh, you’re thinking, right? That’s not news. What kid doesn't scoff at Brussels sprouts? But mommies and daddies, now we have actual SCIENCE to back us up. Pass the wine... Read More

Eat Local

Spanish Basques Share Leftovers With The 'Little Free Fridge'

Spanish Basques Share Leftovers With The ‘Little Free Fridge’

Published on August 20th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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Have you seen a Little Free Library? These simple boxes on posts contain a relatively radical idea: books aren’t just possessions, but objects meant to be shared. It’s caught on: according to the concept’s official website, there are now over 30,000 Little Free Libraries around the world... Read More

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