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Grocers Curb Food Waste By Laser-Printing Labels Directly On Produce

Produce stickers, such as those found on many fruits and vegetables, create a lot of unnecessary waste. But new laser technology, which allows for labeling directly on the produce itself, may make such stickers a thing of the past. 

By Maria Cook
1 day ago
Food

New TV Show 'SCRAPS' Teaches Home Cooks How To Turn Food Waste Into Dinner

A new show on the FYI Network teaches you how to turn food scraps into gourmet dishes. 'SCRAPS,' which premiered in May, follows a Sur La Table Chef around the US as he makes culinary history turning turning food waste into delicacies. 

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago
Food

IKEA Vows To Curb Food Waste In Half Within The Next Three Years

For a furniture chain that produces 43,000 metric tons of food waste every year, cutting that number in half is no small Swedish meatball. But that's exactly what IKEA has vowed to do.

By Nicole Caldwell
5 days ago
News

Amazon Purchases Whole Foods In A 'Game Changer' Move In Grocery Retail

Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, expands their portfolio with a $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. The purchase gives them a huge opportunity to compete in the grocery marketplace and to expand their Prime Now service.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Food

Protein For Breakfast May Put You In A Better Mood, Says Recent Study

A new study suggests that what you put on your plate in the morning may dictate your mood—proving yet again that your mother was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.   

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Living

The Lazy Gardener's Maintenance-Free Vegetable Growing Guide

Gardens can feel intimidating, but with proper planning, patience, and commitment to just a few minutes of maintenance per day, anyone can develop a green thumb that's good for their health and good for the planet.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Food

5 Surprising Ways Magnesium Benefits Your Body

Magnesium is a mineral essential for human health, and common in certain types of food. But because magnesium is not mentioned often, many people may not realize its benefits. Here are 5 important benefits of magnesium. 

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
Living

Want To Make Your Own Reusable Food Wrap? Here's How To Do It In 6 Easy Steps

Plastic wrap is a mess. It's bad for both the environment and your health, and although sustainable solutions are available, they're pretty costly. Luckily there's a cheaper eco-friendly option: Make your own food wrap. Here's how.

By Nicole Caldwell
3 weeks ago
Food

Michigan University Uses Excess Mayonnaise To Generate Power

In efforts to use renewable resources for power, biogas is an attractive option for its ability to take any organic material and turn it into power. Michigan State University recently turned more than 1,200 gallons of mayonnaise into fuel.

By Nicole Caldwell
3 weeks ago
Food

Transitioning To Sustainable Seafood? These Are The Most Eco-Friendly Fishes

Luckily for all you seafood lovers, there are plenty of fish in the sea. The oceans are teeming with varieties of fish you can consume without contributing to an oceanic crisis, and they're generally healthy, to boot.

By Nicole Caldwell
3 weeks ago
Food

5 Easy Ways To Make Vegetables The Star Of Your BBQ

Most eco-conscious people know that eating less meat is good for the planet. But eating less meat and more veggies can be easier said than done. Luckily, these handy tips can help you prepare veggies just as delicious as any meat. 

By Maria Cook
3 weeks ago
Living

Pratt Students Design The Waste-Free Kitchen Of The Future

Pratt Institute students have designed "The Future Kitchen," an innovative cooking and eating space that makes its own food and energy, and produces zero food or water waste, making it an eco-friendly home upgrade.

By Nicole Caldwell
3 weeks ago
Food

Everything You Need To Know About Joining A Community Garden

Community gardens are great ways to enhance local communities, meet your neighbors, get your hands dirty, and even to feed yourself and your family without taking on a backyard garden all by yourself. 

By Nicole Caldwell
3 weeks ago
Food

London Pop-Up Transforms Discarded Produce Into Sustainable Meals

In England, people throw out around 15 million tons of food per year. But London company Rubies in the Rubble has created a pop up eatery featuring unique sandwiches and sauces made from foods which would otherwise go to the landfill. 

By Maria Cook
3 weeks ago
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