The sad truth is we are fishing fish out of existence. Roughly 80% of stocks are being fished at or above their limits. The effect has been particularly bad for big predatory fish (tuna, swordfish, cod, flounder, etc.), whose populations have been decimated since 1950 — cut literally to a tenth of their size.
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When it comes to fruits and veggies, there are 4 things the Environmental Working Group (EWG) wants you to know
Many people say America has no food to call its own. While they have a point as far as a national cuisine is concerned, they overlook the country’s wealth of regional (and local) dishes and ingredients.
The all American barbecue is changing. No longer is meat or chicken the only thing on the grill. At some barbecues, it’s not even on the menu. I’m not referring to the fish taco fad, but something more surprising: the growing popularity of purely vegetarian grilling — as in grilled eggplant parmesan sandwiches, grilled tofu […]
Try the 12 Most Important Foods to Buy Organic for 2013 instead. More up-to-date! Fact: You cannot get rid of all the pesticides on conventionally grown fruits and vegetables simply by washing them. In the latest government tests analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), pesticides were found on 68 percent of food samples after […]
This delicious, healthy recipe is creamy like risotto, but easier to make, and uses seasonal ingredients for June in the Northeast. The first night I served it with roasted slices of golden beets (also seasonal)– a perfect accompaniment. By day 2, the beets were gone, so we made do with local greenhouse tomatoes. The fresh-baked […]
The greenest lunch boxes are made of safe, durable materials that do not expose the user to toxic chemicals and eliminate waste. That also goes for the food packaging, beverage containers, utensils and napkins inside. It has been estimated that a schoolchild who uses such a lunch box will save 67 pounds of trash on […]
After months of pressure from consumers and public health organizations led by the Breast Cancer Fund, Campbell’s Soup Company has announced plans to phase out use of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in its can linings. As the world’s largest canned soup producer, Campbell’s can play a major role in reducing exposure to BPA, […]
If you believe that it’s wrong to subject animals to a lifetime of pain and deprivation, you should be very careful about what you eat. Virtually all animal foods in this country — not just meat, but milk, cheese and eggs — are produced by a system of agriculture that subjects farm animals to just […]
This is a very earthy, satisfying and quick fall recipe with no animal products. If you’re not in a rush, you could try making it with quinoa or barley instead of pasta for a more nutritious meal. Ingredients for 2 servings A small handful of pistachios or halved walnuts 4 tbsp olive oil 1/2 c […]
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