Stories about Food

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...

April 17, 2019

New York fights food waste with ambitious new plan

After the most pro-environment budget agreements in many years, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature reached an agreement to enact a congestion pricing plan, a new law to ban plastic bags as well as an ambitious new goal to cut food waste. As NRDC...

April 11, 2019

96 People Fall Ill Due To E Coli Outbreak

Nearly 100 people in 5 states have been sickened due to the latest E. coli outbreak, with eleven of those people being hospitalized since the first case was reported in early March.  Symptoms of E. coli 0103 are serious, including watery or bloody diarrhea, fever,...

April 10, 2019

One Heartwarming Thing From The Heartland

Food waste is a huge drain on the environment.  CBS News reported on an innovative program in a school district in Elkhart, Indiana that is working with a local non-profit to collect leftover food from school cafeterias and use it to make meals for needy school...

April 3, 2019

Have It Your Way: Meat-Free

We’ve written before about the growing popularity of plant-based proteins and how the companies making products such as the Beyond Meat Burger and the Impossible Burger are quickly growing and paving the path to their IPOs. While the popularity of these items is...

March 22, 2019

Top Foods With Pesticide Residue: Strawberries, Spinach, and Kale

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) every year analyzes test data from the Agriculture Department to identify which fruits and vegetables are most and least contaminated with pesticide residue to produce a list they call the Dirty Dozen. This year’s list had a...