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McDonald's Wants To Define What 'Sustainable' Beef Means

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.27.2012 | Food

Bloomberg recently spoke with Bob Langert, McDonald's Corp.'s sustainability vice president, about the fast food chain's recent sustainability project...

Is Food Writing Important?

Michael Ruhlman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Food
Michael Ruhlman

No one questions the need to explore string theory and economic policy, or asks for justification for art and literature. But people do question the seriousness of writing about food.

There are No Winners in Wars Over Oil

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

History tells us there are no winners in wars over oil, but there are certainly a lot of losers. History also tells us that we are smart enough to innovate our way to a more sustainable future.

Can Primates Teach Us How to Do Politics Right?

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Kelpie Wilson

As crazy as politics seems to us these days, politics actually has its evolutionary roots in the primate use of "tactical deception," which is just as it sounds: the use of deception to manipulate your fellows into giving you what you want.

WATCH: What A Sea Salt Company Looks Like

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.23.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

Real salts, salts not heavily processed in factories, don't all taste the same. They have their own unique "terroir" -- nuanced flavors that give a product a special sense of place.

Rod Sheard on Designing the Olympic Stadium and Sustainability (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Common consensus holds that a building of a certain scale, unless something extreme occurs, tends to be an unchanging landmark. Not so, according to R...

Slipping Green Through the Back Door

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

America is going green, but not the way environmentalists had planned it. The unlikely hero is none other than Corporate America.

WATCH: The Best Food Job Ever?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce that the Perennial Plate has a new gig...the world!

WATCH: Inside A One-Of-A-Kind Oyster Farm

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.13.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

Montauk Pearls are new to the oyster scene, and the success of their operation has given the East End a new found interest in aquaculture.

Creative Spaces: 10 Brands With Street Cred

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

How can big corporate brands earn street cred or a cool factor to get the early adopters on board? Here are 10 key tips.

Food Claims: Who Can You Trust?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.21.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Food labels have an increasingly important role to play in providing consumers with greater assurances that their food really is being produced to specific welfare and environmental standards.

Chocolate Salad, Chocolate Sandwiches

Anneli Rufus | Posted 08.07.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Got so much chocolate around the house that you don't know how to use it all? Love chocolate so much that you want to eat it in every meal of the day, not just for dessert but in actual food? Yes, you can.

WATCH: The Great American Food (Road) Trip

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

We heard stories of Americans from generations past and others just off the boat. We were inspired and sadened by what we saw, heard and experienced.

National Trust Releases 'What's Your Beef?' Report

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.18.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

A recent report from the UK's highly respected National Trust has confirmed: Feeding cattle on grass throughout their life-cycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to raise beef.

WATCH: An Invasive Species That's Threatening America's Rivers

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.08.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

We met with a fisherman on the Peoria River who was tackling the very fish who could soon be invading your nearest river.

Finding Your Force Multiplier

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Finding force multipliers for your company may not be obvious, but the thing these examples have in common is that they look at existing resources and ask, "What more could we get out of what we already have or already spend?"

WATCH: Fighting Racism With Urban Farming

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.01.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

The ideas of cooperative work are central to many movements in Latin America. Nelson Escobar has brought those ideas from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Kentucky.

PHOTOS: Top Eco Resorts For Yoga Lovers

Laura DiMugno | Posted 04.27.2012 | Travel
Laura DiMugno

Looking for somewhere exotic to unwind, pamper yourself and learn, all at the same time?

WATCH: Illegal Backyard Chickens

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.17.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

The backyard chicken trend is becoming more and more prevalent these days. But in many North American cities, keeping a flock of hens is still illegal.

The Top 10 Green Dining & Drinking Destinations In New York City

Michael P. Owens | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Michael P. Owens

I spent the past month researching and visiting venues that embrace sustainability as a core value of their business. A few thousands calories later (and one small hangover), I am happy to share my findings with you.

Is Eating Fat Chickens Making Us Fat?

Food Republic | Posted 06.04.2012 | Food
Food Republic

Is it possible that the white lean meat we've been told is better for us than heart attack-inducing red meat is actually full of fat? According to some -- yes.

How To Kill And Eat A Lizard

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.03.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

Over the course of 30 years, the island of Boca Grande in Florida went from having zero iguanas to over 10,000. This invasive species was making it im...

Did A Slave Grow Your Tomato?

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.27.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

Cheap food is not really cheap. We made this short film in Immokalee Florida, where a third of the tomatoes in our grocery stores are grown.

Is The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen A Model of Sustainability?

Food & Wine | Posted 05.23.2012 | Food
Food & Wine

From a food-world perspective, the message of the story is almost as exciting as Katniss's big screen quest to make it through the deadly arena with her humanity (and head!) intact.

Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay for?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.