Archive for the ‘Eating/Eet’ Category

Carton recycling creates local jobs

The local recycling of juice and milk cartons, produced by packaging company Tetra Pak South Africa, has created 18 jobs and removed the need to ship the recovered cartons to India for recycling, says Tetra Pak South Africa environmental manager Rodney…

Oxfam Predicts Climate Change will Help Double Food Prices by 2030: “We Are Turning Abundance into Scarcity”

One of the great tragedies of failing to act boldly to restrict greenhouse gases is that it will turn the great abundance humanity has known into scarcity.  As part of our series on climate change and food insecurity, our Climate Progress Intern, Tyce Herrman, takes a look at some predictions on the rising price of [...]

Big Girls, Small Kitchen: How To Appreciate Your Spring Fruits and Vegetables

We’re in the interlude between winter and spring right now; by the calendar, we’re into spring, but the local vegetable offerings would seem to indicate otherwise. Strawberries, asparagus, and ramps are on the horizon; tomatoes and corn seem m…

Dangerous Imported Foods

DANGEROUS IMPORTED FOODS The whole world is scared of China making ‘black hearted goods’. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? For your information … the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made. Sample: all barcodes that […]

UN food agency stunner: World loses one-third of total global food production

Bloom: “2% of all US energy goes to food we’re throwing away.” Figure 2 shows that the per capita food loss in Europe and North-America is 280-300 kg/year. In Sub- Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia it is 120-170 kg/year. The total per capita production of edible parts of food for human consumption is, in Europe […]

We Can Have Our Biofuel Cake and Eat Shrimp, Too

A group of students at Texas A&M University has hit upon a way to farm shrimp and grow a new biofuel crop in a combined process. The project comes from the AgriLife program, which draws from diverse parts of the school including the  Texas Fo…

Scientists Combat Meat Industry’s Dismissal of Antibiotic Resistance

We’ve been talking a lot about the disease risks associated with factory farms lately.

In addition to spawning epidemics of zoonotic diseases such as bird flu that can “jump” from livestock to humans, industrial farms are contributing to an ou…

Ripe from Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating

Get It Ripe, jae steele’s 2008 cookbook, established her as a credible and charismatic authority on veganism; her holistic nutritionist background and sassy cowpunk sensibility encouraged countless others to “get it ripe.” Her new cookbook un…

Why Are Antibiotics in my Meat?

Health experts worldwide are alarmed at the reckless use of antibiotics, and fear their overuse is creating a vast army of antibiotic-resistant “superbug” bacteria. Perhaps the biggest villains in the overuse of antibiotics are factory farms that rais…

Recipes from an organic farm

The Stevens’ moved out of the city to get away from the rat race and who can blame them when they moved onto an idyllic farm and started an organic farm and vineyard.