Mandated veggies are out, the clean-plate club is a thing of the past, and playing with your food is encouraged.
Bringing the supermarket of the future to the present
This story originally appeared in The Boston Globe on May 8, 2016. The raspberries on the shelves at the South Bay Target recently were uniform in appearance — plump and pink and sealed in tidy plastic boxes. Perched in the middle, however, a simple red-and-white sign pointed out a difference. On the left were pints … Continue reading Bringing the supermarket of the future to the present
Invasive Lionfish Coming to a Menu Near You
This story appeared on Civil Eats on April 7, 2016 and on TheAtlantic.com on April 8, 2016. American seafood enthusiasts have spent years dining on salmon, shrimp, and the occasional mahi mahi. Now a new, rather unexpected fish is starting to creep onto menus and into seafood shelves at supermarkets: lionfish. As a growing number … Continue reading Invasive Lionfish Coming to a Menu Near You
How Martha’s Vineyard Has Become a Local Food Haven
This story originally appeared on Civil Eats on August 20, 2015. The menu at the Scottish Bakehouse bakery and café on Martha’s Vineyard is a veritable map of the island’s farms. The chicken comes, mostly, from The Good Farm, a 10-acre poultry operation across the street. The greens come from neighboring Blackwater Farm and the yogurt … Continue reading How Martha’s Vineyard Has Become a Local Food Haven
Boston to launch the nation’s first ‘all-local’ public market
The new public market opening this summer in Boston will never sell a banana or an avocado. In the winter and spring, when there are fewer vegetables in the fields, there will be fewer vegetables in the market’s stalls. And if local fishermen can’t catch it, it won’t be on offer. The Boston Public Market … Continue reading Boston to launch the nation’s first ‘all-local’ public market
Is China’s GMO corn ban protecting consumers or protecting markets?
For 42 years, Don Villwock has grown soybeans and corn on 4,000 acres in southwest Indiana. He has endured low prices, bad weather and trade embargoes. This year, however, he’s facing a new challenge: China. In March, China’s authorities stopped accepting exports of corn that contained a specific, very common genetic modification intended to make … Continue reading Is China’s GMO corn ban protecting consumers or protecting markets?
Me eat vegetable
Cookie Monster wants your children to cut down on his namesake treats and start snacking on baby carrots and clementines instead. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the children’s TV show, and the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) have partnered to create Eat Brighter, an initiative aimed at curbing childhood obesity. Sunkist, one of the country’s largest … Continue reading Me eat vegetable
Next-gen urban farms: 10 innovative projects from around the world
Many shoppers like the idea of buying local. After all, it can mean fresher and healthier foods, stronger local economies, direct contact with food producers and in some cases — but not always — lower carbon emissions. But most of us have only a few options for participating in the local food movement: visiting the … Continue reading Next-gen urban farms: 10 innovative projects from around the world
Why are food activists targeting Honey Nut Cheerios?
The GMO Inside campaign wants to get genetically modified organisms out of the US food system. So it's starting where we all start: breakfast. The campaign, a coalition of businesses and nonprofit organizations, is taking aim at the popular breakfast cereal Honey Nut Cheerios, pressing producer General Mills to remove anything that could even potentially … Continue reading Why are food activists targeting Honey Nut Cheerios?
Latest in farm fresh products: We deliver
LEXINGTON — When Amanda Bosh goes grocery shopping, it’s all about super fresh apples, artisan cheese, free-range chicken, and organic Brussels sprouts. But Bosh doesn’t get these products at an upscale supermarket. Instead, she heads to a local private school, where she will pick up the best quality meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetables. Bosh’s bounty, … Continue reading Latest in farm fresh products: We deliver