Warren recently described what a difference in greenhouse gases it would make if we all ate 10% less red meat; we surveyed our readers and are proud to report that 58% of our respondents have and 27% have gone vegetarian.
Seasonal restaurants are all the rage, and they should be at this time of the year. With fresh from the field vegetables and fruits available on an hourly basis, chefs are featuring recipes on their menus that take advantage of these ingredients. All
We have read about food foraging and the hardy men who do it. They are wild and bearded and live near the forest and spend all their time digging for exotic mushrooms and unrecognisable flowers and grasses. Great for them but no thanks. But there is
According the the WorldWatch Institute (and an old post of our own) livestock contribute 18% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, even higher than the GHG emissions from transportation. As part of this figure they produce 37% of methane, which has
Why do we have to keep proving over and over again that tap water is better than bottled? David Suzuki said that bottled water is toast but somehow everyone is not getting the message. This time seven very famous chefs and sommeliers from
Here's a fun, little game: Wanna find out what your years of late-night clubbing and social-smoking have done to your health? Yikes, on second thought... Well, the RealAge.com will take you through a series of questions on
Whole Foods Market arrived in London last year with a bang. The Americans couldn't wait, the Brit's were curious and the press was out for blood. The place was huge with 500 employees and 3 floors of products and restaurants and crowds of people.
In Europe and North America supermarkets like to sell fruit and vegetables that are round and plump and perfectly shaped...and they know their customers. However many of us are learning that the gnarled carrots and funny-looking tomatoes found in
Ben & Jerry's story is green history: the two fat kids who started an ice cream business in 1978, learning it by mail order correspondence--a "happily chaotic experience". It was pure and yummy and they donated to good causes and everyone loved them.
While The Onion's "Obligatory Green Issue" may have raised a chuckle, it's still great to see more and more mainstream coverage of green living and sustainability. The latest publication to grace the shelves with an eco offering is Food and Wine
Moby's advocacy for Vegan Turkey Club Sandwiches has previously caused confusion on these pages (commenter Jel asked us: "How can I join the Vegan Turkey Club?"), and he's due to perform at the upcoming David Lynch Sustainability Weekend. So
There have been plenty of unfortunate consequences predicted as a result of rising food prices, from the rising cost of pasta to the extinction of gummy bears. We're not sure anyone predicted this particular threat though — singing pig farmers. Pig
145 million pounds of ground beef was recalled after the Humane Society of the United States released this undercover video, showing "downer" cows being moved to slaughter with forklifts and other nasty things that will put you off your dinner.
So that's the reason American Government policy started under the very recently deceased Earl Butz promotes a corn-based diet that Michael Pollan says is killing us; it keeps health care costs down. If either Clinton or Obama manage to provide national