Sustainable Food

Sustainable Farming

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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.