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Run Hard but Leave a Small Carbon Footprint

Neil Wagner | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green
Neil Wagner

Are your gym socks getting greener? Then it might be time to toss them in the wash. Or maybe -- just maybe -- they're greener because they are part of the burgeoning environmentally-conscious athletic gear industry.

WATCH; New York Farmers Need Your Help

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

We are interrupting our trip's linear flow to bring you an episode of The Perennial Plate from upstate New York. We felt like the immediacy of this is...

Netflix Subscribers See Red, But Video Streaming Is All Green

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Our recommendation is that you forget about the Great Netflix Controversy, cancel your Quickster subscriptions, and take the streaming-only portion of the subscription service.

WATCH: Foraging For Morels

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

As a Minnesotan, Morels are prized. Having been defeated this year in my home state and Iowa, left with only 1 mushroom to share between many, Washin...

Should Every Restaurant Have A Farm?

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Last year we had way more produce than we could use, so this year, we tried to scale back a little bit to hit the sweet spot a little more closely." ...

A Very Different Kind Of Child Labor

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

I really wanted to make an episode called "Portlandia", but it just didn't happen. Although we had plenty of those moments -- for instance, we got fr...

The City of the Future Is Already Here

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Get the full picture of what life could be like in a clean, sustainable city of the future -- and of the business opportunities that are hidden within.

PHOTOS: Fish Options You Might Not Know About

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Deciding what to make for dinner can become either a stressful or repetitive process depending on what you want to do: feel like experimenting with so...

What Happens To Excess Produce On The Farm?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

In order to make way for bad yields, bad weather, and unexpected disasters, (or just to make sure they have enough to satisfy their customers), most farms will end up with more than they can sell.

Ice Cream for a Cooler Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

We asked dessert experts to recommend their favorite eco-friendly ice cream, so you can cool your palate and the planet at the same time.

A Pop-Up Dinner At Tartine Bakery

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

This week we had the great pleasure of making a dinner with writer/chef Samin Nosrat (formerly of Chez Panisse) at the famed Tartine Bakery. The bake...

Living Off The Grid And Growing Organic

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

We weren't sure what to expect when we drove 12 miles into a Canyon in Utah to meet 70 year old twins, living off the grid, growing organic vegetables...

Texas Wild Boars & The Ethics Of Eating Invasive Species

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Most farmers in TX want to kill all feral pigs. We've heard from vegetarian vegetable farmers who use trapping to save their crops.

Killing & Eating Texas's Wild Boar 'Problem'

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

In Texas, feral pigs are not looked fondly upon. There are millions, they breed rapidly and they cause a lot of damage to property. The answer in Texa...

Are Gulf Shrimp Sustainable?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week we went shrimping with a Vietnamese fisherman who was struggling with the economics of shrimp. To augment that story, here is a sho...

WATCH: Hand Grabbin', AKA Catfish Noodling

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Mississippi: A beautiful state to drive across, where tamales are popular/traditional, and where sticking your hand in a giant catfish's mouth is a re...

Are Small Family Farms As Important As Eating Locally?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week I posted my latest video about the organic mushroom farmers from Sweden Creek. Carol Ann, one of the co-owners of the farm had som...

Is Too Much 'Local' Harmful?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

I found Curly and Carole Anne the same way I find a lot of the stories for The Perennial Plate, searching the internet. When I stumbled upon banjo p...

Vegetable Recipes To Avoid The Heat

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

In summertime we see local vegetables everywhere: at the grocery store, in the back garden, farmer's market or in a CSA (Community Supported Agricultu...

What's So Great About Grass-Fed Beef?

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When thinking of topics to cover next, I realized that I hadn't done anything on grass-fed beef. This method of rearing animals is one of the corners...

Green Growth: Buzz Word or a New Sustainable Economy?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

A new study on green growth by researchers at UC Berkeley concludes that that green growth is possible. In fact, evidence show that green strategies can drive growth.

Why is our Food Making us Fat?

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Nicolette Hahn Niman

With diet related problems like obesity and type II diabetes reaching dangerous levels, public officials finally seem poised to take action on what has grown into a crisis.

The Green Light Intiative at the Natural Products Expo

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

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Why Muhammad Yunus and the Women of Grameen Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If we are going to see true evolution and true civil society, we must begin with supporting the most disadvantaged in helping themselves. They know what they need.

Making Maple Syrup: Where Your Favorite Pancake Accompaniment Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

While you and I are praying for warmer weather, there are a select few that are hoping for the opposite. Those Vermonters, Canadians and Minnesotans ...