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    Putting Income Inequality on the Table

    A new study shows how the food gap is widening—and what can be done.How does income inequality translate to the food that ends up on our dinner tables? For those on low-income budgets, the results look pretty disheartening according to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health. ...

    Pie (Best read aloud)

    Ice water. Two silver knives to work though the flour and shortening, add salt. It is an old art. Do not work late into the night, with sleep nipping at your sleeves, you will fall off, wake up at 3 a.m. to a room full of smoke, two black disks in the oven, bad smell. Do not think about ...

    App-etite for Transparency

    New apps uncover the companies behind the food we're buying.You might not think of grocery shopping as a political act, but two phone applications want to make the political aspect more visible as we fill up our carts. BuyPartisan is a free app which shows how much a company has donated to ...

    Understanding the Food System Week by Week

     The Food List brings attention to a particular food topic to catalyze sustainability and accountability. Navigating our food system can be a challenging process—each month it seems like there’s a new trend and understanding our daily impact within a larger context can be difficult. ...

    Peeling Back the Label

    Behind the Brands ranks the ‘Big 10’ food companies based on seven different categories. The global food system is profoundly flawed—there’s enough food being produced yet one in eight are undernourished; food and beverage companies pollute water sources and have unfair labor ...

    What’s So Bad About ‘Natural’?

    Consumers and advocacy groups scrutinize the often misleading term.A slew of companies including Kashi, Trader Joe’s, and Pepsi have been caught up in lawsuits for deceptive advertising on their products. One of the primary reasons this is occurring is because the FDA does not have a full ...

    Where the Tech and Agricultural Industries Meet

    New start-ups focus on access to locally grown food.With people’s growing interest in local, more sustainable agriculture, the tech industry is seizing the opportunity to develop websites and apps that give users the ability to get their hands on locally grown food. One such platform ...

    From Trash to Treasure: Turning Food Into Electricity

     This wastewater treatment plant is turning food into fuel to heat New York homes.According to the EPA, the 35 million tons of food waste produced each year in the United States make up the largest percentage of landfill waste. If 50 percent of this waste was anaerobically digested, 2.5 ...

    Foraging & Feasting

    The urge to forage continues to spread. Prepare yourself and protect your hipster friends with this field guide and wild food cookbook.Perhaps you consider foraging a deplorable hipster pastime. Perhaps you thought—based on principle alone—that you would never read a book dedicated “In ...

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