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Reduce Food Waste at Home
Americans throw away about 90 billion pounds of food each year. Here are some clever ways you can help reduce food...
Reduce Food Waste at Home
Americans throw away about 90 billion pounds of food each year. Here are some clever ways you can help reduce food...
3 Reasons to Buy Heirloom Tomatoes or Grow Your Own
It’s in the Genes Heirloom tomatoes are bred for taste, texture, flavor and color. Tomatoes bred to ripen evenly (like...
Fair-Food Tomatoes: What Are They and Are They Worth It?
The terrible working conditions in tomato fields have become the subject of hot debate. We talked with Eric Schlosser,...
A History of Heirloom Seeds
It started with a classified ad in 1975. Diane Ott Whealy and her then-husband, Kent, put an ad in Mother Earth News in...
Chocolate's Bean-to-Bar Revolution
Move over, Willy Wonka. A budding class of chocolate makers are cutting out the middleman to create a more ethical...
How to Buy Grass-Fed Beef
Not only is the taste of grass-fed beef a little different than conventional beef—deeper, richer and more mineral—there...
A Better Banana
Bananas are by far America’s favorite fruit. Annually, we each eat about 10 pounds. Sweet, healthy and relatively...
The Protein of the Future?
After seeing malnutrition firsthand while working in Africa for seven years, Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek,...
Urban Farming Goes to School
Sidsel Robards and Manuela Zamora had an aha moment when they chaperoned a second-grade class trip to New York Sun...
Shrimp Tale: Behind the Big Business of Shrimp Farming
It’s after midnight inside the cramped cabin of the Lady Nora, a fishing trawler being battered by a storm about 10...
The Guru of Grass-Fed Beef
“Hop in,” Will Harris said, as he quickly cleared off the passenger seat of his battered Jeep, placing an old shotgun...
Saving Seeds, Saving Diversity
Who They Are Oregon farmer Andrew Still’s big beard nearly muffles his low, soothing voice. In fact, just about the...
Welcome Back, Herrings
Every spring, many rivers of the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to Canada, shimmer silver as river herring swim their...
Urban Farming for the Future
Thousands of delicate greens—from arugula to basil—fill a once-vacant warehouse in a Chicago suburb. They grow without...
What’s the Best Reusable Water Bottle?
Find out how to choose the best reusable water bottle, plus how to clean your water bottle and where to refill....
Conservation of Open Space in Boulder, Colorado, Makes Farming Affordable
In Boulder County, Colorado, an acre of farmland can easily sell for $100,000—and that’s without the unicorn-rare water...
What Is Quinoa? How Quinoa Became America's Hottest Whole Grain and Brought New Income to Bolivian Farmers
We eat lunch in the fields, potluck-style. Each worker pours his or her contribution into a heap on a crinkled tarp and...
How to Live Green: 5 Eating Changes That Have the Biggest Environmental Benefits
If you're trying to live green, check out Danny Seo's 5 suggestions for how to eat and cook more sustainably On his...
Foods of the Future
In the past year, biologists, food scientists and entrepreneurs have been working hard to envision the future of food...
7 Simple Ways to Green Up Your Kitchen
Find out 7 easy ways to make your kitchen healthier. Are you looking to spruce up your kitchen? You can start by...
3 Eco-Friendly Swaps That Could Be Bad for Your Health
How to ward off germs in your reusable water bottle, cloth shopping bags and more. These eco-friendly swaps are...
5 Ways to Green Up Your Lunch Box
Pictured Recipe: Pizza Roll-Up Bento Lunch Learn how to pack a healthy and eco-friendly bento box lunch. Take-along...
Clearing Up the Confusion About Genetically Modified Corn
Risking a rear-end collision, I braked and swerved into the gravel pullout of a roadside produce stand in our town....
How to Pack an Eco-Friendly Picnic
How you pack and serve your picnic can have a big impact on the environment if you consider the entire life cycle of...
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