Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver at HBO discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat in this Food Waste segment.
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I didn’t understand what food “expiration” dates and labels really meant. Do you? Well, the NRDC and Harvard just published a report that can teach us all we need to know.
Did you know those dates you see on canned goods and bottled condiments don’t have a thing to do with food safety?
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just published a new study on food waste. The author, Dana Gunders, highlights wasted food’s real cost.
The toxic chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, has been scientifically linked to adverse health conditions in over 200 studies. Just recently, I reported on one showing a clear link between BPA exposure and decreases in sperm quality and quantity. But BPA has also been linked to prostate cancer, breast cancer, birth defects, early puberty in […]
NRDC filed a lawsuit against the FDA today, pushing the agency to ban BPA in food packaging. The lawsuit is a follow up to a 2008 petition that the FDA never acted on. Food CEO spoke to some experts from NRDC about the lawsuit:
This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Russ Lester. Lester won $10,000 for his leading energy efficiency techniques—converting waste walnut shells into energy—and organic walnut growing methods. Farming is in my roots. I was born and raised in the Valley of the Hearts Delight, or as most people now refer to it: […]
This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Karl Kupers. Kupers won for his inventive pricing model that rewards sustainable wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest. Shepherd’s Grain started with two traditional Pacific Northwest wheat growers. We raised commodity wheat and sold it by the bushel to the commodity market, where it was […]
The Natural Resources Defense Council just announced its four winners of the 2010 Growing Green Awards, which honor sustainable farmers and food pioneers. A panel of judges, including including Michael Pollan, California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, Executive Director of the Columbia Foundation Susan Clark, and chef and founder of the nation’s first certified organic […]
This is a post by Susan Clark, executive director of the Columbia Foundation. The Columbia Foundation grants tens of thousands of dollars each year to regional sustainable food and farming projects. Our communities desperately need a transformation of our food system. All over the country, people are calling for locally produced, healthy, fresh, affordable food. […]
[social_buttons] Over the last few days there has been a flurry of blogging activity about a study claiming “organ-toxic effects” in mice fed with GMO corn. The summaries of the study one sees are certainly scary, but if you read the original paper it is not nearly as clear as these commentators imply – in fact it is […]