Tag: Food

  • How Food Packaging Could be Affecting Your Health

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    By Christopher Thompson The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding harmful substances. It’s the last part that medical and environmental […]

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  • One Day You Might Not Be Able To Eat This

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    Spring has sprung. In honor of the season, this week I’ll be featuring recipes using honey and, to kick things off, below you’ll find a recipe for honey roasted tomatoes. This recipe wouldn’t be possible without bees and we’re verging on a world where that scenario is becoming increasingly likely. I’ve interviewed a couple Philadelphia-area […]

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  • The Future of Food

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    Current global population is estimated at 7.6 billion people. There’s enough food to go around in the world currently (2019) but things are changing. Scientists estimate that the population will reach 11.2 billion people by the year 2100. The UN reports that half of that increase will come from just 9 countries (in order of […]

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  • Can We EAT(-Lancet) Our Way to Sustainability?

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    According to scientists, we have entered a new epoch of natural history called ‘the Anthropocene’, where humans are a dominant geomorphic force shaping the very circumstances of life on Earth. For Kathryn Yusoff, this means: “… perceiving ourselves as a substantial geophysical presence in contemporary earth history, not as separate passive victims of a capricious […]

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  • Ethically Sourced Chocolate You can Give Your Valentine!

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    Valentine’s Day is not always about flowers and expensive gifts! A nice eco-friendly card and locally sourced chocolate bars are just as sweet! Check out these 11 bars of chocolate that will win your sweetie’s heart and be kind to the environment at the same time! But which bar should you choose? Check out these […]

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  • 3 Chocolate Treats You Can Make For Valentine’s Day

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    You don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy the sweet delights of Valentine’s Day! Do something sweet for your friends, family, or loved one! Part of the inspiration behind making treats is knowing your audience’s tastes, whether that’s a love for chocolate manifesting in an oozing lava cake, or love for a lighter lemony […]

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  • IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

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    IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia. This will purportedly allow their customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud, according to an article published on news outlet ZDNet on Feb 11. The IBM platform was built on Hyperledger Fabric. Hyperledger is a project that […]

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  • 7 Ways To Travel in an Eco-Friendly Way!

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    Most of us know about leaving no trace when we visit a place, but there are plenty of ways that tourism can have a negative impact on an ecosystem, especially in areas where those ecosystems live in delicate balance. Being a tourist doesn’t mean that you have to leave a harmful imprint, however, and it […]

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  • Locavores Are Changing the Way America Eats

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    As residents of idyllic Eugene, Oregon, with its culture of local food, we might be forgiven for assuming all Americans are “locavores.” The rich volcanic and glacial soil deposits of the Willamette Valley are irrigated by a splendid river system and tilled by farmers who raise everything from goats to hazelnuts. These farmers make Oregon […]

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  • Meat produced without killing animals is heading to your dinner table

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    “Burgers, ribs, fried chicken, and pork rolls are all staples of the western diet. However, the world’s growing consumption of meat has taken a huge toll on the biodiversity of animals and the environment as a whole. According to Slow Food, just in the second half of the 20th century, global meat consumption  increased fivefold, […]

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