Forty percent of food is wasted in the US, and wasted food is the largest contributor to US landfills today. Seeking to bring light to this issue, the Ad Council and the NRDC teamed up to create "Save the Food," a new multimedia campaign that highlights the food waste issue.
There's a lot to love about a dandelion. They are enduring, intrepid, beautiful and darned delicious! (Welcome to your new food crush.) Here we tell you all the ways to use up every part of the dandelion, from flower to root!
Most chicken produced in the US is raised by farmers contracted by multi-national meat corporations. While contractor companies promise farmers a market for their poultry, these deals often end up pushing them into cycles of debt, with no opportunity for recourse.
Meet Jordan Figueiredo, founder of EndFoodWaste.org and the Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign, and the first of our anti-food waste heroes. When not working at his day job, Jordan serves as a preeminent leader within the food waste movement, spearheading one of the most influential campaigns to address the problem in the US.
Spring is finally here, and we're so excited to hit the farmers' market to pick up some seasonal food to cook! Looking for inspiration on how to pair the best of what spring has to offer (think: radishes, favas, asparagus, morels)? Look no further than this handy guide to fun spring food pairings!
This Passover, we can liberate ourselves from a food system that's often unhealthy for us and the environment by supporting farmers that grow food more sustainably. Use these suggestions for your seder - and throughout the year!
A lot of what sustainable food watchdogs do is look into big corporation's use of tiny things like antibiotics, medicine and seeds. This week's Eco News features stories of tiny things making big impacts.
Earth Day is signing day for the monumental COP21 climate deal. Emissions from energy production and fossil fuels are in the mix, but food and agriculture were left out. Here are the food and ag proposals we'd add if we were at the United Nations!
With Earth Day approaching, there's no better time to think about the ways we can contribute to building a more sustainable food system. Considering we throw away about 40 percent of the food we produce each year, focusing on decreasing personal food waste is a great place to start. One way to do that is through composting!
There are tons of ways people can make a difference in our food system! This week's Eco News highlights results from the work of various groups looking to forge a better food future. Read more and get inspired!
Last month, GRACE released a Spanish version of our Water Footprint Calculator and water saving tips. This is a tremendous opportunity to spread the message about water conservation and efficiency to an audience that often gets ignored in eco-minded efforts.
"If you can tell the difference between a bunch of parsley and a bunch of cilantro at the store, then you know how to do plant identification." Meet Leda Meredith, forager, author and teacher of hands-on engagement with local, sustainable food systems.
Beautiful fiddleheads are bright green, their tightly coiled heads delicately curled like the scroll of a violin. With a flavor slightly reminiscent of asparagus, but also nutty and pleasantly bitter, fiddleheads are a delicious reminder that the doldrums of winter are finally over.