food processing

Our Hero: Lucy Postins, President of The Honest Kitchen

Lucy Postins worked tirelessly in her own kitchen to develop quality food for her puppy, Mosi, that would also support a local and sustainable food system. Eight years later, The Honest Kitchen is a burgeoning green business.

Tracking Trash

Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.

Feed Your Head: TV Joins the Food Fight

In 2004, the late, great Peter Jennings ran the hard-hitting series "How the Food Industry is Deceiving You." Nearly seven later, there is still much to be done to divorce the partnership between Big Ag and Big Gov. The good news? Other journalists have followed in Jennings' footsteps.

Eco-Kosher and the Evolution of Tradition

It's no secret that the Jewish community has an incredibly rich relationship with food. In light of ethical controversies spurred by Big Ag, a new tradition called "eco-kosher" is arising--and while it remains focused on rituals, it adds a new twist--a focus on sustainability.

Sustainable Pet Food: It's the Cat's Meow

Animals' diets are often linked to health problems, and just like their human equivalent, the production of the vast majority of pet food also contributes to an unsustainable food system. Here, we dig up dirt on industrial pet food and provide alternative options.

Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak: Playing it Safe

2011 has been a banner year for foodborne illness. Sadly, this most current outbreak, involving Listeria monocytogenes, has been linked to 13 deaths in 18 states. The bacteria can affect people up to 2 months after it has been consumed, so there is a chance that we will see even more illnesses in the near future.

Freeze The Last Vegetables For The Cold Months Ahead

It's that time of year. The growing season is winding down, but there is still quite an abundance of local fruits and vegetables at all but the northernmost farmers' markets and coops (even here in NYC after Hurricane Irene did so much damage). I'm still eating like it's summer (well the end of summer) and hoping that it will never end. But there is a way to extend the bounty, even into the cold and snow that will be here before we know it. Preserve, preserve, preserve!

Food Fright!

If your biggest worry is getting circus peanuts or conventional apples in your trick-or-treat bag tonight, hold on to your hat, because there are a LOT scarier food issues these days. Here's a roundup of the most frightening.

How to Eat Real this Thanksgiving

The best Thanksgiving turkey I ever had was the one I killed myself. That year, giving thanks took on a whole new meaning, as I contemplated the bird who sacrificed its life for my nourishment.

Breakfast or Dessert? How Much Sugar Is In Your Kid's Cereal?

According to a new report by the Environmental Working Group, an assessment of 84 popular children's breakfast cereals revealed that only one in four meets the voluntary dietary guidelines proposed by the federal Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.

So Long, McRib, Not a Minute Too Soon!

Dear McRib, Word on the street is that you have been discontinued, again. Is it true? I've been trying to avoid you, but you are on TV, blogs, websites, newspapers - everywhere. I am a healthy eater, so I'm not interested in you; in fact I'm very afraid of your processed pork-like, rib-shaped patty.

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