The Trump Administration recently implemented a freeze directing agencies to delay all new rules that have yet to be implemented and withdraw any rules that had been sent to the Federal Register. What does this mean for the future of food and farming initiatives Obama completed in his final days?
Accidentally made too much pasta? Don't worry - we've all been there. Here are some genius-level ideas for using up every last bit of pasta, including a quick and easy recipe for (upcycled) Asian noodles!
When it comes to growing your own food, there's a lot to keep in mind. We've created a handy infographic to help you stay on track with garden tasks and projects all year long. Here's to happy gardening!
America's 45 presidents have dealt with environmental and climate issues since our nation's beginning. From Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama, we've pulled together fun facts about the impacts many of our nation's presidents have had on our food system - and the water and energy systems our food depends on.
The first step to a a flourishing garden is choosing high quality seeds that fit your climate and harvest goals. Make sure you seed for success by purchasing from sustainable seed sources, considering important seed characteristics and understanding the seeding process.
What if we could improve our kids' school lunches and reduce our impact on the climate at the same time? A new study by Friends of the Earth explains the connections - and what school districts can do about it.
While you may agree with one of our staff, who said Valentine's Day (the holiday responsible for the sale of 58 million pounds of chocolate) is "mostly a lamentable shakedown perpetuated to promote superfluous consumption," we also know you probably care a lot about chocolate. So here are the details!
Are there any companies out there making delicious chocolate the right way, without hurting people or the planet? Thankfully, there are. To learn more about the bright side of the chocolate industry, we reached out to sustainable chocolate pioneer Pierrick Chouard of Vintage Plantations whose artisanal chocolate was developed to help protect small farmers and the environment.
The US has the strongest fishery regulations in the world, but it also imports 90 percent of its seafood. Two new federal rules aim to make sure that our fish imports meet US standards, like protecting marine mammals and eliminating illegal fishing and fraud. Both rules face big questions about how effective they will be and whether the new administration will even enforce them.
This week's Eco News features stories about the complexity of meat and egg labels; the impact of Trump's refugee restrictions on the meat industry; California floods and agricultural water conservation - and much more!
In the world of food, a label does't always let you know what you are getting, let alone to know if it is sustainable. To navigate the complicated world of making more sustainable food choices, here are a few questions to ask to make sure you are getting the real deal.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its members spent nearly $400 million over the past four years to defeat mandatory GMO labeling laws. Buycott has assembled a list of products from companies that fought against your right to know. Find out if your favorite organic brand is on the list!