This Week in Eco News - July 1, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories in defense of Meatless Monday; how Mr. Potato head is fighting food waste; if the new USDA organic standards are a win for animal welfare - and much more!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Edible Flowers

You know pansies, roses, hibiscus... but do you know nasturtium, chervil, day lilies, crocuses, lilacs, geraniums? All of these flowers are beautiful, of course, but they also taste great! In this week's installation of Real Food Right Now, what to look for, what to look out for - and, as always, recipes.

New Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Found in the US

Recently, a new superbug was found in the US that contained resistance to a last resort antibiotic. Public health officials are concerned that we may be at the end of the line with the current arsenal of antibiotics. What's the cause of these superbugs? Read on to find out.

This Week in Eco News - June 24, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about the Meatless Monday military debacle; Cuba as an oasis for organic and sustainable agriculture; how we are able to import so many tomatoes from our northern neighbor - and much more!

New Maps Reveal Factory Farm Filth in North Carolina

Waterkeeper and Environmental Working Group just released a new report that maps the location of over 6,500 CAFOs and their waste lagoons in North Carolina. Astonishingly, the maps illustrate how numerous counties in the state have been overrun by factory farming.

Taste It, Don't Waste It! Berries

Fully ripened berries are delicious, but you have to act fast - they are as fragile as a Victorian actress and seem to swoon the minute they are picked. There's nothing sadder than a good berry gone bad! Here's how to get the most out of your berries before time runs out.

This Week in Eco News - June 17, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about Fitbit-clad cows; the 'buzz' around swarm season; how celery has managed to maintain its vegetable appeal over the years - and much more!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Watercress

Delicious, nutritious watercress was used in ancient times as a medicinal plant (to prevent baldness and increase vigor, among other things), but in recent times has been relegated to just a garnish. But those in the culinary know are starting to pick up on the leafy green's ability to add a peppery bite to classics like BLTs. Read on for more info on wonderful watercress!

Top 5 Thirst-Quenching (and Water Guzzling) Summertime Beverages

What's your favorite summertime beverage? Is it lemonade? Soda? Beer? A recent poll found that iced tea tops Americans' list of favorite drinks on a summer day. To find out what beverages round out the top five thirst quenchers - and how much water it takes to make each one - read on!

This Week in Eco News - June 10, 2016

This week's Eco News features stories about GMO labeling; a win for fisheries-management (and the red snapper!); why your next pizza delivery may be free of medically important antibiotics - and much more!

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