This Week in Eco News - October 21, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the carnivore's paradox; how you can indulge in sustainable sushi (phew!); why factory farms are under serious scrutiny in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew - and much more!

Feeling Stressed About the Election? Here Are 3 Ways to Make Your Voice Heard

At times, it seems that the political tension surrounding this general election cycle has eclipsed the significance of local government, and how change can often spark from the ground up. Don't let these frustrations persuade you into inaction! Instead, let's recognize the influence of other forms of democratic participation where your voice can be heard!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Chia Seeds

Chia's popularity has increased exponentially in the last few years - but did you know that in Mexico, chia seeds have been used as both food and medicine for hundreds of years? There's a lot to learn about this diminutive seed - read on to find out more!

Cranberries: Bogged Down in Water and Pollution

When you think about Thanksgiving turkey, what else comes to mind? No, not mashed potatoes and gravy: we're talking about cranberries. Most people either love or hate their sweet-tart flavor. We happen to love cranberries, but once we started looking into the impacts that conventional farming methods have on the environment, our relationship turned a little sour.

This Week in Eco News - October 14, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the Obama administration's role in the food movement; how Parmesan cheese may be fooling you; technology's role in putting an end to factory farming - and much more!

This Week in Eco News - October 7, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about how Americans are eating more and more meat; why perennial wheat may become a centerpiece on the dinner table; how tiny Denmark is making big strides in the fight against food waste - and much more!

Can You Guess Which Foods Are Native to North America?

Do you know what common ingredients are native to North America, and which ones aren't? In celebration of indigenous foodways, check out this quiz we put together to test your knowledge of North America's indigenous foods - and up your food literacy game!

EPA Initiatives Help the US Take a Bite Out of Food Waste

No organization knows the downsides of food waste better than the EPA, the agency that helps monitor food waste and regulate its management. Find out all the interesting tools, competitions and initiatives the EPA has created to help take a big bite out of food waste in the United States.

Fun Fall Food Pairings That Will Up Your Cooking Game

Don't be sad that summer produce is almost gone - who needs tomatoes and peppers when you have the delicious bounty of fall (think: sunchokes, pears, walnuts, Brussels sprouts and more)? We've put together some interesting combinations for fall fruits and vegetables to help you make the most of the colors and tastes of the season.

This Week in Eco News - September 30, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the power of soil; why grass-fed beef is on a roll; investors putting their money behind a shift from meat to plants - and much more!

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