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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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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 ...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

Farming Bison To Bring Back A True American Breed

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Right now, it's good to be a bison farmer. There's a growing demand for the meat, prices have doubled, and there's a lot more interest in the food community, something attributable to the changing American diet.

Backyard Chickens & Thomas Keller's Decadent Quiche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Having gotten the chickens last spring, this winter is the first time I've had to figure out what to do with the birds during freezing spells. It turns out that chickens are tough, but their eggs are not.

Sustainable, Recyclable, Durable: Purses and Bags Made from Movie Film

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Holly Cara Price

Julie Lewis was a stay-at-home mom with an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Masters in Nutrition and Biochemistry in 1991 when she came up with a...

Two Goats, One Chevre: Goat Cheese From Farm To Plate

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Minnesota is F-ing cold. Last week, on one of the coldest days of the year (-25 degrees), I was outside milking goats. Incredibly resilient animals, ...

The Future of Seafood? Farming Siberian Sturgeon For More Than Just Caviar

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.