Sustainability Matters: September 25, 2015


Crop diversity in the U.S. is now lower than it was in 1978. [Modern Farmer


The FDA is ramping up their push to include added sugars in the new nutrition label. [WaPo


Nature vs. nurture: a handful of companies in the U.S. are trying to breed a tastier cricket. [The Atlantic


A new study suggests eating more fish could help prevent depression. [TIME


Purchasing whole animals for their... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 31, 2015


Our deep, abiding love of waffles may be older than the Acropolis: ancient Greeks may have been firing up the iron centuries ago. [Lancaster Online


These homemade fruit roll-ups just might make your child the most popular kid in the cafeteria. [Food52


The leftover water from a can of chickpeas can make delicious buttercream frosting. [CakeSpy


California’s drought has cost the state 21,000 jobs this year. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 19, 2015


Momma’s boys (and girls): the love-hate relationship between bakers and their starters. [Serious Eats


Behind the scenes at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where JBF Award winner Dan Barber has made eradicating food waste his delicious mission. [The Takeaway


Agent orange powder: you have the U.S. military to thank for all those bags of Cheetos. [Wired


New science suggests we shouldn’t fixate on cutting down on fat, carbs, or any other single macronutrient. [... 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: January 6, 2015


A new fuel for Oil Country: Texas breaks into the olive oil business. [Bloomberg


As the popularity of dogs as pets rises in Vietnam, cooks are increasingly turning to “imitation dog” dishes. [The Atlantic


The Hudson Valley Farm Hub aims to reinvigorate mid-size farming. [Civil Eats


What does the man behind the world’s best restaurant do after it closes? A glimpse into Ferran Adria’s future. [NYT] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 13, 2014


The tumultuous history of french fries and ketchup. [HuffPost


It’s not just for your pancakes: chefs weigh in on maple syrup. [Serious Eats


If healthy food was as convenient as junk food, would we eat more salad? [The Atlantic


Give vegan baking a try with this guide to egg replacers. [Food52... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: November 7, 2014


What’s in your take-out box? The FDA is working with major companies to phase out potentially dangerous chemical compounds that are used to make many cardboard food packaging grease-proof. [Civil Eats]


The US Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on “biodegradable” and “compostable” bags that actually aren’t. [Grist]


Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver takes on the sugar hiding in your food. #ShowUsYourPeanuts [Slate]


What this week’s election means for the food movement across the country: soda taxes, GMO labeling, minimum wage laws, and more. [... Read more >

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The Sweet Truth – A Dialogue with Marion Nestle and Corby Kummer


JBF Leadership Award winner Marion Nestle, Ph.D., is known for her pragmatic advice on how consumers can take action to change the political and regulatory landscape surrounding food. She brought her straightforward outlook to the recent JBF Food Conference, where she and the Atlantic’s Corby Kummer discussed realistic expectations for the average American in a world overwhelmed by sugary, processed foods.

Video footage of all our 2014 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

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Taming Sugar: Solutions and Challenges at the JBF Food Conference


The undeniable impact of sugar on the American diet was a prominent part of the discussion during Day One of our recent JBF Food Conference. This video features some of the leading voices in the campaign to combat sugar, from Laurie David, producer of the recent hit documentary Fed Up, to Dr. Robert Lustig, the “anti-sugar guy,” to individuals on the front lines like chef Cindy Gershen and JBF Award-winning pastry chef Emily Lucchetti. Watch this panel for their strategies on tackling our nation’s sweet tooth.


Video footage of all our 2014 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

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What We're Reading: June 30, 2014

Scientists suggest that insects could be the key to solving world hunger. [Science Daily]


Can we hack our way to a better food system? [Civil Eats]


The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a new report on the food industry’s sugar-coating of the sweetener’s negative health effects. [UCS]


With cod being overfished... Read more >

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