After learning about our broken food system, it’s often easier to make smarter food decisions, which can then connect to other areas and build a more sustainable lifestyle.
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Urban farming has been reimagined with Cityblooms’ lightweight, modular, hydroponic micro-farms. They call them “growbots,” and they’re remarkably cool.
BrightFarms, Inc. started making a local food fantasy into a reality last year in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and they’ve been expanding ever since.
Most of the meat you eat comes from factory farming. Peruse this infographic to learn why you should care and what you can do given your new knowledge.
What was once considered a strictly Asian food is now becoming more mainstream in the west.
A company is looking to grow produce on your supermarket’s roof to reduce food miles.
Produce in the United States is shipped an average of 1,500 miles before being sold; as a result, more than 80% of the cost of food goes to processing, packaging, transporting, storing and preparing food – not the food itself.
The warm spring we’ve been enjoying on this side of the pond has giving us a large and high-quality strawberry crop, the best in about twenty years!
In Great Britain, it’s quite common to see food labelled ‘British fill in the blank’. It’s a good thing, because the people know that they are buying at least reasonably local food.
However, because of loopholes in the food labelling requirements, this type of labelling can be VERY misleading.
Pollution and disease are well-known environmental problems associated with salmon farms. Less well-known is just how many food miles it takes to put this fish on your plate.
“You’re going to go there, aren’t you?” my husband asked with a scared look on his face last night at dinner. “No, really, I’m not.” “Yes, you are, you’re going to go there.” “No, I’m not planning on going there. And even if I were, I wouldn’t expect you to go, too. I would never […]
I know this might sound pompous (my daughter’s favorite word these days), but I have some free advice about eating. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to eat in a more healthful, environmentally friendly, sustainable way. You don’t have to be an amazing cook, or use a carbon calculator […]