This Week in Eco News - August 26, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about a foundation's fight against food insecurity; if our love for avocados has a harmful impact on our environment; how food waste can become a vital ingredient in premium products - and much more!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Ostrich

Tastes like chicken? Not this bird. Ostrich meat is "the other red meat" with a taste profile that more closely resembles beef than poultry. The birds are easy to raise, gentle on the land and their meat has a champion nutritional profile. Read on for more about this fascinating bird - plus a recipe for ostrich burgers!

Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World!

How we feed the world is currently out of balance: one billion people go hungry, while one billion eat too much. However, a recent Friends of the Earth report found that agroecological farming practices, combined with democratic institutions, can create a fairer, more resilient and sustainable food system.

This Week in Eco News - August 19, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about why the GMO labeling movement fell short; a new kind of challenge at the Olympic games; how the science of nutrition can be very messy - and much more!

Taste It, Don't Waste It! Tomatoes

In the peak of the season, the farmers' market explodes with tomatoes of all shapes and sizes, colors and nuanced flavors. The imperfect, bumpy, lumpy, scarred tomatoes are often the ones that taste the best. Here's how to use up every last one of them!

The Rise of Industrial Corn Production

The US's devotion to corn has led to an increased strain on resources and created an industry dedicated to increasing yields. In this new series, we explores how the corn industry got so big in the US, the crop's role in contributing to factory farmed meat and obesity and how little of the corn crop gets directly eaten by people.

This Week in Eco News - August 12, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about how leftover meal swipes in college dining halls can fight food waste; a top-notch guide to buying eggs; Big Pharma's push to switch farm animals from antibiotics to vaccines - and much more!

Surprising Summer Seasonal Food Combos to Help You Get Creative in the Kitchen

Did you go a little crazy at the farmers' market this week? Is your garden producing more zucchini than you know what to do with? Or maybe your CSA box is overflowing with summertime goodies? If you're looking for seasonal inspiration on what, exactly, to do with all of that produce - look no further. We've got seasonal pairing ideas, recipes and inspiration galore!

Corn: A New Crop of Risks for Food Companies

The reliance on corn for animal feed has introduced substantial new risks for food companies that rely on industrially produced animal products. A new study looks at how this reliance on corn relates to financial performance and risk management in the food industry - and what both consumers and companies can do about it.

This Week in Eco News - August 5, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about a new kind of dumpster diving; why hop growers are raising a glass to craft-brewers; if soil-less veggies can qualify as organic - and much more!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Blue Mussels

Mussels are delicious, inexpensive and nutritious. And an added bonus? Eating mussels means that you're supporting a truly sustainable form of aquaculture! Read on to learn more about these humble bivalves - plus an easy recipe for white wine- steamed mussels. Yum!

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