• This Week in Eco News - August 26, 2016

    This week's Eco News features stories about a foundation's fight against food insecurity; if our love for avocados has a harmful impact on our environment; how food waste can become a vital ingredient in premium products - and much more!

  • What Are Toxic Algal Blooms? Stony Brook University's Christopher Gobler Explains

    Dr. Christopher Gobler and his lab at Stony Brook University are performing pioneering research investigating the causes and effects of harmful algal blooms in aquatic ecosystems, including the terrible toxic algae outbreak in Florida this summer.

  • Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Ostrich

    Tastes like chicken? Not this bird. Ostrich meat is "the other red meat" with a taste profile that more closely resembles beef than poultry. The birds are easy to raise, gentle on the land and their meat has a champion nutritional profile. Read on for more about this fascinating bird - plus a recipe for ostrich burgers!

  • Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World!

    How we feed the world is currently out of balance: one billion people go hungry, while one billion eat too much. However, a recent Friends of the Earth report found that agroecological farming practices, combined with democratic institutions, can create a fairer, more resilient and sustainable food system.

  • Algal Doom: The Growing Threat of Harmful Algal Blooms

    Has the water in your swimming hole gone green with gunk? Chances are that you're witnessing a harmful algal bloom, which is a serious problem throughout the US and the world. Our new Algal Doom series explores what algal blooms are, why they're bad and what they're caused by (hint: conventional ag and CAFOs are just two of the causes).

Ethanol and a Mandate to Grow Corn

The corn crop in the US will help to supply the required 18 billion gallons of ethanol in 2016, which will add to the strain of devoting more environmental resources to produce corn. Read on for the latest in our series on corn and its impact on our food system.

This Week in Eco News - August 26, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about a foundation's fight against food insecurity; if our love for avocados has a harmful impact on our environment; how food waste can become a vital ingredient in premium products - and much more!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Ostrich

Tastes like chicken? Not this bird. Ostrich meat is "the other red meat" with a taste profile that more closely resembles beef than poultry. The birds are easy to raise, gentle on the land and their meat has a champion nutritional profile. Read on for more about this fascinating bird - plus a recipe for ostrich burgers!

Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World!

How we feed the world is currently out of balance: one billion people go hungry, while one billion eat too much. However, a recent Friends of the Earth report found that agroecological farming practices, combined with democratic institutions, can create a fairer, more resilient and sustainable food system.

This Week in Eco News - August 19, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about why the GMO labeling movement fell short; a new kind of challenge at the Olympic games; how the science of nutrition can be very messy - and much more!

Algal Doom: The Growing Threat of Harmful Algal Blooms

Has the water in your swimming hole gone green with gunk? Chances are that you're witnessing a harmful algal bloom, which is a serious problem throughout the US and the world. Our new Algal Doom series explores what algal blooms are, why they're bad and what they're caused by (hint: conventional ag and CAFOs are just two of the causes).

Taste It, Don't Waste It! Tomatoes

In the peak of the season, the farmers' market explodes with tomatoes of all shapes and sizes, colors and nuanced flavors. The imperfect, bumpy, lumpy, scarred tomatoes are often the ones that taste the best. Here's how to use up every last one of them!

The Rise of Industrial Corn Production

The US's devotion to corn has led to an increased strain on resources and created an industry dedicated to increasing yields. In this new series, we explores how the corn industry got so big in the US, the crop's role in contributing to factory farmed meat and obesity and how little of the corn crop gets directly eaten by people.

This Week in Eco News - August 12, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about how leftover meal swipes in college dining halls can fight food waste; a top-notch guide to buying eggs; Big Pharma's push to switch farm animals from antibiotics to vaccines - and much more!

Surprising Summer Seasonal Food Combos to Help You Get Creative in the Kitchen

Did you go a little crazy at the farmers' market this week? Is your garden producing more zucchini than you know what to do with? Or maybe your CSA box is overflowing with summertime goodies? If you're looking for seasonal inspiration on what, exactly, to do with all of that produce - look no further. We've got seasonal pairing ideas, recipes and inspiration galore!

Corn: A New Crop of Risks for Food Companies

The reliance on corn for animal feed has introduced substantial new risks for food companies that rely on industrially produced animal products. A new study looks at how this reliance on corn relates to financial performance and risk management in the food industry - and what both consumers and companies can do about it.

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