Meet Regina Northouse, executive director of Food Recovery Network which has recovered and donated more than 1.5 million pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Read on to find out what students have taught her about making a positive impact and what she would change about the food system.
Californians are relieved to have gotten more rain and snow than they've had in their past five years of extreme drought. But it's no time for the state with a big water footprint to rest easy - because water now might not be there later.
There's no doubt about it, beef has a giant water footprint compared most other foods. Even still, that's not the end of the water conservation story. Here's why.
This week's Eco News features stories about Instagram's role in fueling food waste; how chocolate became part of Valentine's Day; what cow pastures have to do with saving the planet - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about microplastics found in in shellfish; a man who dons his trash for 30 days; how Boulder has become a hub for food producers - and much more!
What does environmental justice mean and what does food have to do with it? In reality, problems of injustice that seem distant and abstract can be as close as your next meal.
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!
With climate change among the issues taking center stage, there is no better time to look at the impact that climate change is having - or will have - on our food. Agriculture and fisheries are highly dependent on the climate, and any changes in climate will have a (sometimes severe) impact on our food.
This week's Eco News features stories about why cows in Wisconsin are eating skittles; the implications of Trump's immigration stance on potential labor shortages; the relationship between rising temperatures and crop loss - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about farm flooding in California; food stamps and soda-filled shopping carts; advancements in the checkoff program in the organic industry - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about the balance sustainable fishing must strike between over fishing and emissions; what Mondays have to do with sticking to your New Year's resolution; if the new FDA restrictions on antibiotics will curb the rise of super bugs - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about antibiotic use in livestock; changing tastes to a more plant-based diet; a community's resistance against another hog farm - and much more!
So, it's 2017. The new year. Lots of changes will be taking place in 2017, most of them we can't control. Which is why our personal food choices matter now more than ever. This is where New Year's resolutions can come in handy. Resolving to be more sustainable in the new year is a great way to make the world a better place and your life a healthier one.
This week's Eco News features stories about the true cost of industrial meat production; what your mind has to do with food waste; the battle to convince Americans to eat meatless burgers - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about Detroit's new 'agrihood'; America's trust towards scientists on food issues; antibiotic resistant bacteria on a hog farm - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about the relationship between deforestation and Big Food; big wins for soda taxes; a ban on the extreme confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts - and much more!