Food
Read This: Meatless Burgers, Good or Bad?

Read This: Meatless Burgers, Good or Bad?


We’ve written quite a bit about the rise of meatless burgers and alternative meat companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. While these companies are helping to reduce meat consumption they’re not without their critics. Some say that these meatless alternatives are “overly-processed” and shouldn’t try to mimic animal flesh. It’s also worth noting that […]

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We’re Catching More Tuna Than Ever, What This Means for Your Poké Bowls

We’re Catching More Tuna Than Ever, What This Means for Your Poké Bowls

Tuna is a popular fish, from lunchtime sandwiches, to trendy poké bowls Americans are eating a lot more seafood and the mighty tuna may be at risk. A new study, published in Fisheries Research has found that the amount of tuna being fished in the world’s oceans has increased by a staggering 1000% over the past 6 decades–a rate that scientists are calling unsustainable. 

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Climate Change Could Drive Omega-3 Shortages

Climate Change Could Drive Omega-3 Shortages

The developing human brain needs a molecule called docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA which is an omega-3 fatty acid. However, as Scientific American recently reported, a new study “predicts that by 2100, increasing water temperatures brought on by a warming planet could result in 96 percent of the world’s population not having access to an omega-3 […]

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Interview With Nicole Marquis, Founder HipCityVeg

If you live in Philadelphia or Washington D.C. and have never tried plant-based restaurant HipCityVeg, what are you waiting for? We got a chance to check out HipCity’s newest DC location in Dupont Circle and ask founder Nicole Marquis some questions about what sets her restaurant apart and why even meat lovers can’t get enough. […]

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Reducing Food Waste Adds Up Big in Tackling Emissions

Reducing Food Waste Adds Up Big in Tackling Emissions

  According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. This contributes to 8% of total greenhouse emissions and also occurs as 1 in 9 people around the world are undernourished. Now, […]

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One Bird Thing: Fast Food Causes High Cholesterol in Crows

One Bird Thing: Fast Food Causes High Cholesterol in Crows


Crows are among the smartest birds and as such, they’re very capable of eating discarded human food in urban areas. Now a new study has revealed that crows who munch on fast food have higher cholesterol levels and live a shorter lifespan than crows in rural areas. Scientists believe that munching on so much fatty […]

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Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Benefitting From Climate Change

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 starve.

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Fishless Fish — But Does It Taste Fishy?

Fishless Fish — But Does It Taste Fishy?

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 that relies on fish as its main source of protein.  Following the success of the meatless burger,

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Hummus is Good for You AND the Planet

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 in 2018 alone. The main ingredient […]

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5 Delicious Things: Food and Drinks to Support National Parks

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 Magazine to learn more about 5 food […]

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Lox From A Lab on the Horizon

Lox From A Lab on the Horizon

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 – dwindling fishing stocks threaten the oceans ecosystems as well as our own way of life – but Wild Type is working towards finding a solution by developing sustainable alternatives.

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

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 as we consider how to curb our addiction to […]

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