NRDC staff scientist Dana Gunders helped put US food waste on the map after publishing a seminal report on the topic in 2012. Since then, she's written a book on the topic, and has remained a tireless leader in the growing movement to reduce US food waste.
Charming mâche, which grows in tiny rosettes, has leaves with surprising succulence that makes them super juicy - and super delicious. It's no wonder that mâche is gaining popularity here in the States. Given the choice, we say, more mâche!
In the US, we waste 40 percent of all the food we produce, squandering valuable natural resources and contributing to global climate change. But it's incredibly easy to reduce your own food waste. Learn how here!
This week's Eco News features the following stories: Programs Help Move Vets Into Farming; Glyphosate Found in Popular Breakfast Foods; Walt Disney Parks to Only Use Cage-Free Eggs - and much more!
Forty percent of food is wasted in the US, and wasted food is the largest contributor to US landfills today. Seeking to bring light to this issue, the Ad Council and the NRDC teamed up to create "Save the Food," a new multimedia campaign that highlights the food waste issue.
There's a lot to love about a dandelion. They are enduring, intrepid, beautiful and darned delicious! (Welcome to your new food crush.) Here we tell you all the ways to use up every part of the dandelion, from flower to root!
Most chicken produced in the US is raised by farmers contracted by multi-national meat corporations. While contractor companies promise farmers a market for their poultry, these deals often end up pushing them into cycles of debt, with no opportunity for recourse.
This week's Eco News features the following stories: Nicholas Kristof explores animal cruelty; Acreage for Genetically Modified Crops Declined in 2016; The Fight for Cage-Free Eggs - and much more!
Meet Jordan Figueiredo, founder of EndFoodWaste.org and the Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign, and the first of our anti-food waste heroes. When not working at his day job, Jordan serves as a preeminent leader within the food waste movement, spearheading one of the most influential campaigns to address the problem in the US.
Spring is finally here, and we're so excited to hit the farmers' market to pick up some seasonal food to cook! Looking for inspiration on how to pair the best of what spring has to offer (think: radishes, favas, asparagus, morels)? Look no further than this handy guide to fun spring food pairings!
This Passover, we can liberate ourselves from a food system that's often unhealthy for us and the environment by supporting farmers that grow food more sustainably. Use these suggestions for your seder - and throughout the year!
The growing demand for beef and other meat is negatively impacting tropical rainforests and accelerating climate change. But the good news? There are choices you can make today to help!
A lot of what sustainable food watchdogs do is look into big corporation's use of tiny things like antibiotics, medicine and seeds. This week's Eco News features stories of tiny things making big impacts.
Earth Day is signing day for the monumental COP21 climate deal. Emissions from energy production and fossil fuels are in the mix, but food and agriculture were left out. Here are the food and ag proposals we'd add if we were at the United Nations!
With Earth Day approaching, there's no better time to think about the ways we can contribute to building a more sustainable food system. Considering we throw away about 40 percent of the food we produce each year, focusing on decreasing personal food waste is a great place to start. One way to do that is through composting!
There are tons of ways people can make a difference in our food system! This week's Eco News highlights results from the work of various groups looking to forge a better food future. Read more and get inspired!