Sustainability Matters: November 6, 2015


The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating any Dungeness crab caught along the coast, due to deadly levels of acid in their flesh. [SF Gate


Detroit may soon be home to one of the nation’s largest urban farms. [Modern Farmer


Facing a pork shortage, Chipotle’s strong “no antibiotics” stance is becoming a little more complicated. [NPR


It’s a bad week for burrito chains: a typhoid outbreak in Colorado has been linked to a Qdoba. [FWF

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Sustainability Matters: October 2, 2015


A new study suggests that drinking milk won’t save you from bone fractures. [MUNCHIES


Facing consumer backlash, Whole Foods has promised to stop selling foods produced through prison labor. [NPR


Federal agencies met this week to discuss means of collecting better data on the impact of antibiotic use on livestock. [Food Safety News


Researchers have found that the key to getting kids to eat more vegetables may lie in what else is on the plate. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 18, 2015


Fast food as economic equalizer: a new study shows that wealthier kids eat just as much junk food as their less well-off peers. [MUNCHIES


The Nordic berry market is exploding in Eastern Asia, with complex consequences for the labor harvesting them. [NPR


New research reveals the amount of fish in the ocean has declined by half since 1970, pushing us perilously close to a population collapse. [Reuters


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Sustainability Matters: June 19, 2015


New research from the University of Iowa suggests that salt consumption can actually mitigate the amount of fat absorbed in digestion. [MUNCHIES


A new video has serviced showing animal cruelty at a California poultry producer which is certified by the American Humane Association. [Mother Jones


Workers for a major Washington berry producer are pushing to unionize and improve labor conditions. [NPR


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Sustainability Matters: May 22, 2015


School districts in six major cities have announced they are swapping Styrofoam lunch trays for compostable plates. [Mother Jones


Activist groups are protesting labor and ingredient sourcing policies in advance of McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting. [NPR


Whole Foods is known for helping food artisans achieve mainstream success, but those... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 29, 2015


Why your brain wants those Oreos: a new study reveals that sugar is a neurological stress reliever. [MUNCHIES


You, too, can compost with this starter guide. [Food52


Has the word “natural” become totally meaningless? [NYT


Tyson Foods has vowed to stop feeding its chickens antibiotics that are used in human medicine. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 15, 2015


Don’t buy seedless: why you should be saving your watermelon seeds. [HuffPo


Start your spring cleaning regimen by purging your pantry. [The Kitchn


First cider, now brandy: American distilleries are taking on the French eau de vie. [NPR


Despite the FDA’s attempts to restrict antibiotic use in livestock, frightening new data reveals that applications have only grown. [Mother Jones


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Sustainability Matters: March 13, 2015


A new Kickstarter campaign wants to fund the creation of the world’s first "plantable" coffee cup. [Modern Farmer


A restaurant franchise lobbying group has opened a court case challenging Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage. [Al Jazeera


School lunch programs across the country want to source locally, but face stumbling blocks like bureaucratic red tape and contractual disputes. [NPR


A new online tool called the Vegetarian Calculator claims to tally the number of animals killed to feed an omnivore over a set period of time. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 24, 2014

Coconut is the latest food trend with a whole mess of labor rights issues behind it. [Mother Jones


A new poll shows that nine out of ten doctors are worried about the use of antibiotics on livestock. [Civil Eats


Dutch comedians prank food experts by passing off McDonald’s as organic food, raising concerns about the power of labeling. [Food Republic


Fearing a loss of clean water access, craft brewers are joining the fight... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 5, 2014


The new humane standards set to go into effect in California on January 1, 2015 raise questions about battery cages, colony cages, and cage-free systems for laying hens. [Civil Eats]


Programs like Double Up Food Bucks don't just help families buy nutritious, local produce. They help farmers and the environment. [Grist]


New studies eliminate doubt that BPA, a ubiquitous ingredient found in some plastics and coatings, is a dangerous toxin to the female reproductive system. [Treehugger]


The scoop on listeria: why the bacteria L. monocytogenes, which is often responsible for food-borne illness from meat... Read more >

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