Sustainable Food

Food

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.

Food

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. The beer behemoth has partnered with a company called Blue Marble Bio, which plans to set up large-scale biorefineries at Anheuser-Busch breweries that will use naturally occurring bacteria to break down spent grains using proprietary “polyculture fermentation technology.” That process will create both biogas, which can be used to generate electricity, and chemical compounds called carboxylic acids that are used …

Food

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 creating a slew of plastic pollution. But Harvard scientist David Edwards has an innovative — and tasty! — solution: Make packaging as delicious as the goods held inside.

Climate & Energy

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 get all up in its custom-made toilets. The green eatery is collecting human urine and using it to fertilize soybean and canola crops. The restaurant, which is designed by Joost Bakker who is clearly a maniac, then uses unrefined canola oil to generate electricity for all of its operations. Urine may seem an unorthodox energy source, but it is actually …

Food

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.

Sustainable Food

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.

Sustainable Food

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.

Sustainable Food

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.

Urban Agriculture

Into the woods: Seattle plants a public food forest

Urban orchards are growing in popularity all over the country, but Seattle is taking it further with this public fruit experiment.

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