On May 9, 2013 researchers located at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii measured an ominous milestone regarding climate change. For the first time in three million years the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide registered at 400 parts per million.
This week's Real Food goes way back - as far as 6,000 BC - and is thought to be among the first group of domesticated plants. Love it or hate it, cilantro's long history means that its unique flavor profile has made its way into dishes around the world.
This is a big week for the 2013 Farm Bill. Ultimately, we're forecasting quite the floor fight as cuts to SNAP will again be the most contested part of this legislation which could rightly be referred to quite simply as the "Food Bill."
Despite the threat to human health and the environment, industrial poultry producers continue to use arsenical drugs to boost growth rates. A new study measured how much of this arsenic ends up in your meat.
Maybe it's time we demanded a health warning on intensively produced meat products. Because when it comes to the link between modern so-called science-based industrial livestock farming and the rise of life-threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria, the evidence just keeps on coming.
Favas are a fleeting spring vegetable - like ramps and sorrel and morels -that show up at the market and quickly disappear. Enjoyed in cuisines worldwide, favas are much lauded subjects of folklore and even show up in one of the most notorious lines in American cinema. Mull over more fascinating fava facts and pro tips in this week's Real Food Right Now!
From an unusual (but delicious) restaurant, Dirt Candy, comes an unusual (but innovative) cookbook. This graphic novel (aka cookbook) tells the story of a girl and her restaurant, and all the messy, tell-all details that have made it what it is today - one of the most celebrated vegetarian eateries in NYC.
Over the winter, Ecocentric interviewed farmers across the country from our Eat Well Guide in an effort to highlight both the challenges and triumphs of sustainable farmers across the country. Join us as we delve in to discover what it means to be a farmer in the 21st century.
This week's Real Food Right Now is among the earliest spring crops; so remarkably versatile, the various varieties of our friend the pea, including garden peas, sugar snap peas, snow peas and dried peas, each work their own little bit of magic in the kitchen. And to top it off, they combine the nutritional goodness of veggies and legumes, packing a vitamin wallop that's just what the doctor ordered.
From June 21 - 23, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications Foundation and Applegate are bringing together industry "steakholders" (farmers, butchers, processors, artisans, restaurateurs, retailers, policy advocates and non-profit leaders), technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives for Hack//Meat San Francisco, a hackathon to reimagine the business of meat.
People came to the 2013 TEDx-Manhattan conference because they wanted to change our food system. But few were aware of the scale of the problem of food waste. NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner's presentation explained why reducing food waste is a critical part of improving the sustainability of our food supply.