Sustainable Food

Farmers to use spider venom to protect crops

Farmers and bugs typically have a hate-hate relationship. Insects eat up valuable wheat, barley, and soybeans, and farmers slay them dead using an arsenal of chemical weapons (a.k.a. pesticides). But no longer. Australian growers may soon form an alliance with …

Pig ears and donkey butts: 5 foods that could save the world

The host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods wants you to eat some pretty strange dishes in the name of saving the environment.

Anheuser-Busch turns beer leftovers into usable products

Now you can feel good after knocking back a few brewskis — and not just because you’re tipsy. Beermaker Anheuser-Busch has found a way to turn its waste grain into an array of products, from clothes to cosmetics to biogas. …

Delicious, edible food packaging could curb plastic waste

If you want to know why the earth and waterways are quickly morphing into giant garbage heaps, look no further than your pudding cup. Desserts, sodas, yogurts, and every other processed treat that comes tucked inside a plastic container are …

New Melbourne restaurant runs on your pee

Melbourne’s Greenhouse restaurant wants your patronage. But more importantly, it wants your pee. That’s right — this pop-up restaurant, which is open from March 2 through the 21st in honor of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, wants you to …

Campbell’s to ditch BPA from soup cans

Attention, shoppers: Campbell’s (FINALLY) announced plans to eliminate hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A from the linings of its soup cans.

Publix humiliation: Workers, students fasting for fair food

A group of students, activists, and farmworkers prepare for a week-long fast targeted at Publix Supermarkets Inc., Florida’s largest private corporation.

Soup & Bread: Inspiring a community of giving [Recipes]

Check out an excerpt from a new cookbook that celebrates a popular winter food tradition, and the community event it inspired.

Getting homemade foods off the black market

With a proposed "cottage food law," California joins a handful of states that have already made it legal to sell artisan foods made in people's homes.