food

Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming?

Zurich-based group designs a rooftop fish farm that can also grow vegetables - is this the future of local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic…

10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…

Chicago Leads the Way in Urban Sustainable Agriculture

The Plant, an old meat packing facility in Chicago is being renovated into an urban farm that can grow fish, herbs and also…

Video Interview: Why Are Kids Allergic To So Many Things These Days?

In this video interview, author of The Unhealthy Truth, Robyn O'Brien, chronicles her journey behind the American food system, which started when her…

Does Food + Technology = Sustainable Food?

Technology is the glue that binds the pieces of the sustainable food puzzle.

US Food Distribution Should Adopt a Regional Approach

I’ve been covering the food distribution market over at Software Advice for the last year, and one thing that’s perplexed me is the…

The Agricultural Battleground

Ramifications of a defunct food system

Walmart Knows What’s Good for You

Walmart announced this week that it will start putting a new label on food products to help consumers make healthier food choices at…

India Needs More then the Food Security Bill to Alleviate Hunger

After a lot of debate, the Indian cabinet finally cleared the National Food Security Bill (NFSB) amidst doubts of whether this would really help…

Sustainable Food Directory Brings Together Over 40,000 Businesses

Farm Plate is a fantastic sustainable food initiative – it is a rather newly launched website which features a searchable directory of more…

China’s Organic Food Market Grows Even as Consumer Confidence Wanes

I’m always happy to read about eco-news and especially around the holidays, good news just seems to sound better. You would hardly think to…

The Environmental Impact of “Too Much Sugar”

Today I read an excellent article by Tom Laksawy in Grist about the amount of sugar in kids’ cereal. The Environmental Working Group…

Bug Bites: Insects Might Be the Protein of Tomorrow

A strong case can be made for grubbing on bugs, but in the United States and Europe there’s a prevalent cultural bias against…

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…

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…