Researchers at the University of Oregon Food Innovation Center have patented a new seaweed that tastes like bacon when fried and thrives in polluted water.
The ninth annual Greenpeace report on sustainable seafood gives top marks to Whole Foods and three others. 8 others earned a failing sustainability grade.
If waves of cheap rhino horns 3D-printed with real rhino DNA are flooded onto the Asian markets, is this a form of rhino conservation or capitalistic exploitation? This critical question is gnawing at the root of a controversial business venture to use real rhino DNA in the commercial production of 3D-printed rhino horns. In a […]
In another show of just how much genetically modified agricultural crops (GMO crops) consistently fail to live up to the hype placed on them, recent field-scale tests of a GMO wheat variety “designed” to repel aphids have shown the new GMO crop to be nearly completely ineffective. A total flop in other words — one […]
Not only posing significant risks for Earth’s natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently begun receiving the expanded attention they critically require. From hazardous effects causing potential loss of life, injury, or other negative health impacts, to the potential exposure of social, economic, and infrastructure assets to […]
Releasing this exclusive freely in the public interest, best-selling author Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is offering a unique view of the critically significant impact that climate change is having on our lives, our livelihoods, and even our likelihood of survival on this planet. Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an international security scholar and investigative journalist, currently serving as a […]
Originally published on InspiredEconomist.com On a mission to transform the globe “through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain,” Alter Eco Foods has bitten off a big bite to chew on. But it sure looks delicious. Especially those chocolate truffles. Organic, fair trade truffles! In […]
Originally published on Eat Drink Better I’m pretty certain that I never once–not ever!–ate quiche. That is, until a few months ago. Eggs were never my thing and quiche sounded way too fancy to bother with anyway. But then I discovered vegan quiche and everything changed. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed. Nowadays, I have […]
Fair World Project (FWP) has released a new 17 minute documentary highlighting the role of industrial agriculture in climate change, as well as detailing how small scale farms are combating climate change through regenerative organic agriculture. Narrated by Fair World Project’s Political Director Ryan Zinn, the documentary traverses through a series of interviews with activists, farmers, […]
Zero waste grocery stores are thriving in France. Customers bring their own containers and buy in bulk with no packaging waste and get fresh food for less.
Regular consumption of peanuts is associated with decreased death rates — in particular via heart disease — amongst low-income, but racially diverse, populations, new research has found. “Nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenolic antioxidants, arginine and other phytochemicals. All of them are known to be beneficial to cardiovascular […]
Some good news for the world’s forests: assurance that along the entire supply chain, products from Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging company, support forest management with environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable practices. The company produces tetrahedron-shaped paper cartons coated with plastic. Last October, the Swedish corporation launched what’s believed to be the […]
GMO apples are now coming to America, thanks to a recent decision by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Those federal regulators decided to approve two genetically engineered apple varieties — Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden — for sale as food for humans, in the US. The two new […]