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Something and Son: Rooftop Aquaculture, More Sustainable Fish and Chips

Green roofs and rooftop farming are some of the latest buzzwords of green architecture, but the guys behind Something and Son in Folkestone, England are taking it a step further. They’ve set up an advanced aquaponic system on the roof of their building, and they’re using the fish to help raise potatoes. In other words: it’s a fish and chips restaurant.

Meal in a Can: The Opposite of What EDB is About

One thing I love about Eat Drink Better is seeing all the great ways readers, writers, and professional cooks put different ingredients together. It’s always interesting, and usually looks amazing. This article about a stomach-churning 12-course meal in a can, though? It’s pretty much the opposite of eating and drinking better.

Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made ‘heirloom’ seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They’re designed to be infertile so that you – budding farmer that you are – won’t be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That’s where heirloom seeds come in!

Because You Might Have To: The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook

Imagining how you’d survive the zombie apocalypse is a lot more fun that trying to figure out how you’d get adequate protein and calories in a shipwreck, off-roading accident, or other survival situation. In both cases, though, it’s- I don’t know how to lead into this smoothly, so I’ll just say it: you’re going to eat a bug.