This LA Bar Created 31 Cocktails That Are an Ode to Seeds

By Kelly Magyarics Growing up in a family of gardening enthusiasts, Tobin Shea recalls devouring the pages of seeds, flowers, fruits and vegetables every time his grandparents received a new issue of the Burpee seed catalog. “I was always fascinated with gardening and being able to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor,” said the bar … Read moreThis LA Bar Created 31 Cocktails That Are an Ode to Seeds

Hong Kong Imports Over 90 Percent of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

This post was originally published on this site By Sarah Treleaven Farmers are starting to re-emerge, supported by a restaurant scene that is wise to the benefits of a fresh local food system and a network of farmers’ markets. In many ways, the scene at Hong Kong’s Tong Chong Street Market on Sunday mornings is … Read moreHong Kong Imports Over 90 Percent of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Gift Ideas

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Barth Do the planet a favor and skip the roses this year. Trace the path of a rose back from your local florist to the pesticide-drenched greenhouse in South America from whence it likely came, and you will quickly realize that beautiful red bud has … Read more5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Midwestern Farming Is in Danger From Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz From cranberry bogs in New England to citrus groves in California, soybeans in the plains states and cotton in Texas, few facts hold true about American agriculture across the board. A new study from Cornell University indicates that even climate change may not affect … Read moreMidwestern Farming Is in Danger From Climate Change

Trump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which is often attributed to both President Obama and Michelle Obama, instituted certain new reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers school lunch programs. Rolling back those reforms has been a major thrust … Read moreTrump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards

Tainted Romaine Farm Recalls Cauliflower Now, Too

This post was originally published on this site Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, due to a large outbreak of E. coli contamination. Now, Adams Bros Farming Inc, a huge farm in California, is recalling more products that may have been contaminated in … Read moreTainted Romaine Farm Recalls Cauliflower Now, Too

Environmental Changes Are Killing the Livelihood of Great Lakes Fishermen

This post was originally published on this site By Corey Mintz There’s nothing in the fridge at Akiwenzie’s Fish & More processing facility. The 918-square-foot building, adjacent to Natasha and Andrew Akiwenzie’s house on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario, sits empty and dark. Out-front, gill nets lie on the ground, unused for months. When … Read moreEnvironmental Changes Are Killing the Livelihood of Great Lakes Fishermen

The Gulf Oyster Situation Is Very Bad, But There’s Hope

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz There are several huge, pressing problems facing oysters in the Gulf. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed billions of oysters, droughts and floods upwards from the rivers that feed the Gulf have fed damaging amounts of sedimentation into the ocean, and pollution and development … Read moreThe Gulf Oyster Situation Is Very Bad, But There’s Hope

How to Host a Party That’s Fun and Food-Allergy Friendly

By Melissa Massello Whether you believe that people with restricted diets are insufferable hipsters or canaries in a coalmine, the rise in food allergies is an alert to major problems in our food chain—and the reality is that no social gathering centered on a meal can ignore the fact that people have different requirements. But … Read moreHow to Host a Party That’s Fun and Food-Allergy Friendly

How to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden

By Brian Barth The federal government still considers it a crime to grow or possess cannabis, but 30 states have now legalized it to varying degrees. Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Maine and Massachusetts have decriminalized weed for recreational use, and similar legislation is under consideration elsewhere. Pardon the pun, but it is high … Read moreHow to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden