Food

This Underground Farm Helps Power The Building That Houses It

Plantagon has developed an indoor growing system that cuts down on energy use through the whole building, saving on heating costs and water usage while maximizing food production.

By Aimee Lutkin
6 days ago
Food

These Edible Straws Are The Most Fun Way To Save The Environment

More than 500 million straws are used in the U.S. daily, and all these will sit in a landfill for at least 200 years. To combat this waste, the founders of Loliware have invented the Lolistraw, a biodegradable and edible straw made out of algae.

By Tessa Love
7 days ago
Food

UK Grocery Chain Sells Food Past 'Best By' Date To Combat Waste

U.K. grocery chain East of England is cutting back on the country's food waste problem by offering perfectly good food that's passed its "best by" date at a steep discount.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
Food

America's Biggest Shopping Mall Now Offers Vegan Fast Food

Mall of America is welcoming a vegan chain from Texas into its food court, so vegans can find what they need in literally every department.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
Food

Pizza Hut Now Offers Vegan Pizza In The Entire United Kingdom

Pizza Hut tested out their vegan pizza recipe in a few locations, and the success of their product has lead them to expand to over 200 locations.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
Food

Scientists Transform Leftover Tofu Into Sake-Like Drink

The whey waste tofu creates can be converted into a tasty, sake-like drink. A professor and student at a Singapore university have created a method to convert the waste into a boozy beverage with health benefits.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Food

Beyond Meat Expands Popular Plant-Based Burger To TGI Fridays

Beyond Meat's new Beyond Burger has exploded in popularity over the past year, and now it's expanding to restaurants. After a trial run at TGI Fridays in select Boston locations, it's ready to roll out nationwide in early 2018.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Food

Robot Farmers May Revolutionize Indoor Greenhouses

Iron Ox, a California tech startup, created a robotic system for greenhouse farming to help grow food locally with low labor costs. The robotic farmers are programed to identify the health status of each plant while tending to their needs.

By Desirée Kaplan
2 weeks ago
Food

Schools Cut Back On Cafeteria Waste By Encouraging Students To Share Leftovers

A program in Florida is figuring out how to produce the least amount of waste while making sure the most amount of people get fed.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
Food

'Safe Catch' Tuna Boasts Low Mercury And High Sustainability

Safe Catch offers canned tuna with the lowest possible mercury thanks to their innovative testing methods. These efforts could also provide a way to discover and tackle what causes mercury contamination in our oceans.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Food

Vegan Restaurant In NYC Donates 100% Of Profit To Charity

A new restaurant in NYC, P.S. Kitchen, offers all plant-based foods and gives their profits to charities and organizations that deal with ex-convicts and homelessness. They also provide employment to those in need of a fresh start.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Food

New Study Suggests Organic Farming Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Land management is a way to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and farmers are on the front lines of stewardship.

By Aimee Lutkin
4 weeks ago
News

Wineries Go Green To Meet Consumer Interest In Organic Products

St.-Emilion, a winery in France, will begin organic certification of their Bordeaux wine in 2019 as they've adopted sustainable farming practices over the last two years. Demand for organic products pushed many wineries toward these new methods.

By Brian Spaen
4 weeks ago
Food

Chef Uses AI Software To Create Recipes For Vegan Comfort Food

NotCompany, a startup from Chile, has created software called "Giuseppe" that can learn what's in food and develops multiple recipes with vegan ingredients. They hope to work with major corporations to change how we consume our food.

By Brian Spaen
4 weeks ago
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