When you think about Thanksgiving turkey, what else comes to mind? No, not mashed potatoes and gravy: we're talking about cranberries. Most people either love or hate their sweet-tart flavor. We happen to love cranberries, but once we started looking into the impacts that conventional farming methods have on the environment, our relationship turned a little sour.
This week's Eco News features stories about the Obama administration's role in the food movement; how Parmesan cheese may be fooling you; technology's role in putting an end to factory farming - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about how Americans are eating more and more meat; why perennial wheat may become a centerpiece on the dinner table; how tiny Denmark is making big strides in the fight against food waste - and much more!
We talk with David Kanter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, about the problems caused by nitrogen pollution and how we can better manage this critical resource.
This week's Eco News features stories about swift-evolving super bug bacteria; why your coconut latte habit is taking a toll on the environment; how that big-brand hamburger is contributing to deforestation in South America - and much more!
This week's Eco News features stories about some fishy seafood labeling practices; the biography of a plant based burger; how a new food hub will bring fresh produce to low-income urbanites - and much more!
Harmful algal blooms don't just wreak havoc by causing oxygen-starved dead zones, but they have the potential to be toxic to humans, land animals, aquatic animals, fish and shellfish. This installment of our Algal Doom series looks at the life cycle of an algal bloom, the "colors" of a few common algae types and their harmful effects.
This week's Eco News features stories about a foundation's fight against food insecurity; if our love for avocados has a harmful impact on our environment; how food waste can become a vital ingredient in premium products - and much more!
Dr. Christopher Gobler and his lab at Stony Brook University are performing pioneering research investigating the causes and effects of harmful algal blooms in aquatic ecosystems, including the terrible toxic algae outbreak in Florida this summer.
This week's Eco News features stories about how leftover meal swipes in college dining halls can fight food waste; a top-notch guide to buying eggs; Big Pharma's push to switch farm animals from antibiotics to vaccines - and much more!