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Would You Like an Egg With That?

A farm fresh fried egg is a beautiful thing. Featured on Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas, juicy high-stacked burgers, and now, here before me, this…
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The Next Generation of Windowfarms is Looking for Funding on Kickstarter

If you’re looking for innovative sustainable food solutions, I’ve got two words for you: New York.  This city might not be the mecca…
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Report Touts Low-Income Shoppers’ Spending Savvy–But Miss the Big Picture

Black Friday is almost here, which means the holiday shopping season is just about to begin. Even if Black Friday is not your…

“Use-By” Dates: a Myth that Needs Busting

Here’s a superbly-kept secret:  You know all those dates you see on food products—sell by, use by, best before? Those dates do not…

Shaw’s Supermarkets Launches Sustainable Seafood Program

Last month, Shaw’s Supermarkets, owned by SUPERVALU, launched a sustainable seafood program in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Gulf…

Business Opportunities in Sustainable Food

In all the sustainable industries, none perhaps present such ubiquitous opportunities for entrepreneurs as sustainable food. Clean tech, green building and alternative transportation…

Food vs Biofuels with Limited Land

Hawai’i’s agricultural system makes an interesting case study in the debate of food versus fuel in agricultural lands. Hawai’i has a tropical climate…
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Barilla and The National Journal Host the “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” Summit

The Healthy Food, Healthy Planet summit, hosted by The National Journal and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, brought together speakers and…

Video Interview: Who Grows Your Food?

One of the fundamental failures of market economies is their wrongful assumption that all members enjoy equal access to information.  Suppose we can…
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Video Interview: Connecting Food with Health

Among the greatest challenges of our generation are water, food, and energy.  Food is almost an offshoot of the other two because so…
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Bi-Rite Market Poster Child for How to do “Small Food”

U.S. grocery retailers are looking to Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco’s Mission District, to stay up to speed on…
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Video Interview: Teaching your Tongue to Love Healthy Food

Sustainability starts with personal health, and the love of healthy food can be learned. That is good news for a nation trending towards…

Real Time Farms Crowd-Sources to Map U.S. Food System

Founded by Karl and Cara Rosaen, Real Time Farms (RTF) is a new crowd-sourcing online food guide that is every foodie’s dream, acting…
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Video Interview: Is Costco to Blame for Food Deserts?

The 25,000 residents of the West Oakland urban neighborhood spend $58 million on groceries per year.  Yet for most residents the nearest fresh…

Video Interview: Closing the Loop on Food Packaging

Waste from food packaging is a tough sustainability nut to crack.  The materials are often contaminated and therefore difficult to recycle, and return-logistics…