Stories about Food

August 6, 2019

Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Benefitting From Climate Change

A study published in late July found that because climate change will shave a few weeks off winters in the mid-Atlantic, baby crabs will stand a better chance of surviving the colder season since food will be available to them sooner and thus they are less likely to...

July 17, 2019

Fishless Fish — But Does It Taste Fishy?

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina The California based company, Impossible Foods, is on a mission to create tasty alternatives for all animal-based food by 2035 and so are several others — all in the name of feeding the growing population across that globe...

July 12, 2019

Hummus is Good for You AND the Planet

For many of us, hummus is already a snack staple but its popularity as a healthy and filling snack is steadily growing. As NPR reported, Americans spent four times as much money on hummus in the marketplace last year than they did 10 years ago: more than $800 million...

July 1, 2019

5 Delicious Things: Food and Drinks to Support National Parks

As we head into the 4th of July holiday, what’s on the menu is often just as important as the fireworks. Did you know that you can support our national parks through some seriously delicious snacks and drinks? Take a look at this list from Food & Wine...

June 30, 2019

Lox From A Lab on the Horizon

by Alexandra Patel A company called Wild Type is working to create “better meat to address the most pressing challenges of our generation: climate change, food security, and health.” Overfishing is one of the most pressing risks of our generation –...

June 19, 2019

Yikes, We’re Eating 2,000 Pieces of Plastic Each Week

A new study put out by the University of Newcastle in Australia has revealed that humans are eating, swallowing or breathing in about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic each week, an amount equal to the weight of one credit card. That’s some literal food for thought...

May 7, 2019

Climate change coming for our bananas

The conditions that are ideal for growing bananas–sunny, humid, tropical environments–are also an ideal incubator for the fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis, more commonly known as Black Sigatoka disease. As Phys explained,¬†Black Sigatoka disease emerged from...

April 24, 2019

Changing our mentality around food waste

Food waste is not only a terrible thing when 15 million U.S. households are food insecure but the one-third of our food supply that we waste is a major contributor to climate change.¬†Yesterday was Stop Foodwaste Day and while most people likely they don’t think...