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$10 cauliflower is just the beginning: Canadian grocers, retailers warn more price increases on the way
The Canadian dollar’s accelerated weakening in recent weeks has had an immediate effect on prices of fresh produce, most of which is trucked in from warmer climes. Shoppers were shocked to see $5 bunches of celery and $10 cauliflowers. The Canadian dollar’s plunge to a nearly 13-year low...
'Tis The Season: A Guide to Gourds
Winter squash is more versatile, with more character than its lovely summertime cousin. But with all the variation in shapes and sizes of winter squash, it helps to bring a little more know-how to the market with you when you’re shopping. Some are easier to prep than others; some need more but...
100% Organic, Zero Packaging Shop Opens Its Doors
While the concept of selling loose products has become increasingly popular among consumers over the past few years, Paris’s Biocoop 21 is following in the footsteps of stores like London’s Unpackaged and Berlin’s Original Unverpackt to go one step further. With...
12 Reasons Why He Grows His Own Fresh Food-Fruits And Vegetables In His Front Yard
In this video, John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ answers a viewers question about why grow food and its benefits. This viewer is going to give a persuasive speech in their speech class to persuade his classmates to grow food! So John comes to the rescue and shares his 12 reasons for growin...
3 Ways To Preserve Eggs And Milk For Long-Term Storage (video)
We have an abundance of milk and eggs on our farm due to our milk cow and flock of laying hens. Production slows down a bit in the winter, but in the summertime we run two fridges just to keep up with it all! I’m desperate to turn my second fridge into a cheese cave, so I began trying to find ...
7 Lesser-Known Wild Plants You Can Eat!
Photo:  Laura Berman Greenfusephotos.com  There is no excitement like the feeling of learning and knowing what kinds of edibles lurk in your own neck of the forests and fields, and then running into them and putting that fantastic knowledge to good use.  You find it, you underst...
A Response To The Article on 'Meat = Cancer' and the (deliberately Misleading but Trendy) Headline Race
After all the controversy created by the article posted by Telegraph, this rebuttal posted on the Ethical Omnivore Movement and written by Lisa Haessler gives you a different perspective on the topic. The debate still exists and there is always two sides to every story.  This is a ful...
Affordable Grocery Store Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products
A Savings store from Europe is changing the game by banning toxic chemicals in their products and going organic. And the good news is that it is coming to America, California will be opening its doors soon. Aldi, the discount grocery store, recently announced that they will soon be supplying m...
Alkaline Water Ionizer: The Best Way to Make Alkaline Water
Alkaline Water Ionizers: What Are They? When I first started on the alkaline diet and learning about alkaline water I had NO idea what a water ionizer was,whether it was different to a distiller, a reverse osmosis or why I couldn’t just use pH drops in my tap water. The whole thing about wate...
American Root Cellars: A Tradition of Saving Food
Many rural American Families in the late 19th & early 20th century had "Root Cellars" where they would store vegetables along with whatever food that they "put up". Here is an American Root Cellar from 1910. For most people, the term “root cellar” evokes an image of a brick or sto...
America’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals
When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they were the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainable sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). When schools in California’s Sausalit...
Amy's Kitchen Is Opening An All Vegetarian Drive-Thru
America is getting another all-vegetarian drive-thru next month. Amy's Kitchen, a company known for its vegetarian convenience food and frozen meals, will open its first restaurant in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco. Quick service and cheap prices won't mean fat-laden mystery...
Ancient Beer Recipes Lead To Modern Heal Remedies
My grandfather was German and in his old World I stories mentioned that beer was used as a food when food was scarce. I guess they knew something we didn't. While today beer is mostly thought of as a fun and savory drink that makes us social, talkative and happy, it might also be much more than tha...
As People Reject Fake Food, McDonalds Sales Rapidly Decline
With 70% of the United States now overweight, it seems the public is finally beginning to wake up and make healthy living its priority. Because modern-day diseases of affluence have shown no decrease (quite the opposite, actually) in recent years, it seems more and more people are abstaini...
Asian Honey: Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves
It seems that the honey that fills our store shelves an that has it's origins in China, have been tainted with antibiotics or heavy metals. We need to be more vigilant in our purchases and try and buy locally sourced products if we want to get the quality we are looking for. A third or more of all t...
Beets: Never Look At Them The Same Way Again!
Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects...
Best Kombucha Flavors: Recipes Guaranteed To Blow Your Tastebuds
What is Kombucha? Kombucha has been consumed for thousands of years and is a fermented probiotic drink that originated from China but oftentimes is credited to be originated from Russia.  It is made from tea, sugar, a scoby and a starter from a previous batch (you will need a starter kit to sta...
Bolivia Becomes Food Independent By 2020
How can we go about tackling climate change while promoting a flourishing local economy and ensuring food security, all at the same time? The U.N.-led 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched in September 2015, would have you believe we need another 15 years to reach any kind of substantial...
Brazil Justice Ministry Fines Nestle over Failing to Label GMOs
The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has imposed fines on Nestle and five other food manufacturers after failing to inform the public over the use of GMOs. The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has issued fines against six food manufacturers for failing to include labels indicating the use of Genetically ...
Campbells Decides to Label and Disclose G.M.O. Ingredients in their Products
We want GMO crops and foods to disappear, replaced by an organic regenerative food and farming system that produces chemical-free, nutrient-dense food using farming practices that restore biodiversity, keep our waters clean, treat animals humanely, support family farmers and local economies, and dra...
Can Bamboo Water be our next super drink?
Its no secret for pandas that Bamboo harvests water. Now the question is: Is Bamboo Water the next super drink? In fact, Bamboo Water could hold nutritional properties as Bamboo pushes water from its roots to the leaves in the morning and then returns it filled with green benefits that could be...
Converted Mobile Food Market Brings Fresh Produce To Low-Income Neighbourhoods
Finding fresh produce sometimes is hard in certain urban areas. Mobil fresh produce vans are a great addition to the market place. I find this idea amazing and inspiring. Hope you enjoy the following read. Urban areas are difficult for someone who wants to maintain a fresh diet. The main...
Cooking Fry Bread, Navajo Traditions (Video)
A look at the Navajo cooking tradition of making fry bread and cooking mutton in Monument Valley, part of the Navajo Nation. This "Cooking" video is part of a Navajo Cultural Traditions bonus feature on Finley-Holiday's "Monument Valley: Navajo Homeland DVD." Available on location in Monument Val...
Crispy Orange Chips Recipe
These orange chips look like the sun… with beautiful details of fire going out from the center. Whenever you open up the jar, a sweet & bright smell frolics through your senses… giving you a burst of energy and happiness. We are nearing the end of our orange season here. This year...
Dandelion Wine: Bringing An Old Tradition Back
I see dandelions in every direction.... I wish there was something I could do with all of this grounded flora.  Maybe I could make a tea, or a honey or a dew.... is it a spice, or a seasoning, or something I can chew?  Maybe I could pack it in a pipe or roll it in a paper?   It carpet...
Did You Just Say Some Weeds Are Edible?
I learned that so many of the common plants growing freely in my own yard are not only edible, but delicious, and there is a whole world of edible plants available for free at our local parks and beaches. Melany's classes focus on the edibility of invasive plants. Although many native plants are als...
Did You Just Tell Me To Put An Onion In My Sock? Yes, Yes I Did!
We’ve all heard about strange food-based health remedies before, and some of them sound pretty dubious. Are carrots really good for your eyes? Are cucumbers good for your skin? While the jury’s still out on these, there is one remedy that sounds even weirder, and it r...
Different Ways to Grow Potatoes | Potato Planting Ideas
Potatoes are usually grown from other potatoes. You plant a whole, small potato, or a piece of a larger one for a new plant. The whole potato or cut piece has several slightly recessed, dormant buds or "eyes" on the surface. When conditions are right, these buds will sprout, whether the potatoes are...
Director James Cameron’s wife opened first all-vegan school as he filmed Avatar
It needs to start somewhere, there always needs to be one that shows by example, so other schools can follow. In the case of school lunches and what they are feeding our children there is a school in Calabasas, CA that is serving healthy plant based food and is the brainchild of Suzy Amis Camer...
Does Bacon Cause Cancer? Sort of... not really-ish
PERHAPS NO TWO words together are more likely to set the internet aflame than BACON and CANCER. So when the World Health Organization classified processed meat as a group 1 carcinogen, the same category as tobacco— Hold on. Let me stop right here. Eating bacon is not as bad as smoking when it...
Dutch Oven: Tips, Tricks, And Recipes For the Beginner (video)
The dutch oven concept has been around seemingly forever. Various designs have been an open fire cookware staple, for both indoor open fire kitchens and out-of-doors campfire cooking, since colonial times. “Bake Kettles”, as they were once known, have undergone some changes in...
Easy way to Preserve Vegetables Plus Increase Their Nutritional Value
Preserving foods is something that has been done for thousands of years, it allowed us to save food for the winter. It nourishes us and provides us with probiotics, perfect for maintaining a healthy gut bacteria and in our bodies, that will in the end allow us to have a good life with less...
Eco-Sustainable Restaurants In Rome
HOW TO GRATIFY YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH ORGANIC FOODS IN ECO-FRIENDLY PLACES IN ROME. These restaurants are starting to pop all over the world in this article we focus on the city of Rome. Sustainable farm to table or energy efficiently run restaurants are focusing in more than good food for their clien...
Edible water bottle to cause a splash at EU sustainability awards
Biodegradeable water packaging made from seaweed and new way of dyeing clothes have won joint award for new sustainable products The Ooho edible water bottle. The double membrane encapsulating the water is made from calcium chloride and a seaweed product, sodium alginate. Photograph: Guillaume Couc...
European Study Finds Raw Milk Boosts Immunity, Prevents Colds And Infections
If you’ve been told that drinking raw milk is dangerous, you’ve been mis-lead!  The truth is raw milk benefits your body in many ways and you shouldn’t miss out on this amazing superfood. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims that it's basically a death sentence f...
Farm-to-Table Restaurants, You’re Being Fed Fiction: A Cautionary Tale
Restaurants and their owners try to appeal to a market that is in search of locally grown or sourced, organic, grass fed, free range food, but this is no easy feat. You would have to buy in season, you would have to change your menu very often and if your area doesn't grow certain foods, you would b...
First Zero Packaging Supermarket Opening This Summer
If you guessed Scandinavia, then you guessed right, if not better luck next time. I personally was hoping for something closer to home (I live in Southern California), but you can't have it all. We are fortunate enough here in SoCal to have a lot of health and earth conscious people and busines...
Flour-less Pancakes Recipe
These flour-less pancakes are not only delicious but so easy to make! They require very few ingredients and are fast! Try this great recipe! Flour-less Pancakes Recipe Total Time: 15 minutes Serves: 1 INGREDIENTS: 1 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a...
Food Waste: 40% Of U.S. Produce Never Makes It To The Table
Just Eat It is an incredible film following the life a couple that went an entire year eating solely food that was going to waste.  While diving into dumpsters, buying unwanted produce at the grocery store, and visiting farms where they witness massive quantities of perfectly good food bei...
For New Year's: How to Make Spiked Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate in a Marshmallow Shot Glass
During cold winter nights hot chocolate with marshmallows becomes a staple drink to try and keep the cold at bay. This drink is warm, flavorful and delicious. Who can say no to it. And yes, there are a lot of hot chocolate recipes floating around this time of year. Spiked hot chocolate, pe...
France says 'NON!' to wasting food. Instead it's helping feed the homeless.
French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles an epidemic of wasted...
Free Food Tables are Popping up in Yards Across Region
As summer and fall vegetables started popping up in gardens around southeastern Connecticut, baskets started popping up in front yards with that day’s bounty and a small sign saying “Food is Free.” The boxes are part of Free Store Connecticut, a local manifestation of a greater mo...
French Supermarkets Banned From Throwing Away And Spoiling Unsold Food
I used to pick up all the unsold produce from an organic market. When I first asked them what they did with their produce, I was surprised to find out that they threw everything away. I was amazed at the amount of food that we were able to recover. Almost didn't have to buy groceries for 8 straight ...
Fukushima: Scary Mutant Fruits & Vegetables
Unusual and even frightening mutations of flowers and vegetables appeared in the area of the damaged Japanese nuclear power plant “Fukushima”. Five years after the catastrophic accident, the things in Japan are not well. A brave photographer has shown that there are some unusual and fr...
Grow Your Food All Year-Round With a $300 Underground Greenhouse
This earth-sheltered greenhouse taps into the thermal mass of the earth, so that much less energy is needed to heat up the walipini's interior than an aboveground greenhouse. Of course, there are precautions to take in waterproofing, drainage and ventilating the walipini, while aligning it properly ...
Guide to Wild Edible Plants For Dummies
There are over 20,000 species of plants that have been recorded as edible, yet in our current society you'll be lucky to find more than 25 of them in your local supermarket!Edible weeds are a great addition to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. They are local, sustainable, and free so they help cut your...
Have You Ever Heard of Ash Cake? No? Watch This!
Recently a reader asked us if we had ever heard of ash cake and initially we thought they were talking about the lumps of ash left after a fire...but upon further research we were very wrong!  Ash cake is a bread alternative while camping or if you have run out of ingredients and need a quick e...
HBO's MeatHooked & End Of Water: Well Known Sustainable Farmer Comments on Vice Produced Show.
Ep. 405 Debrief From Joel Salatin, Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 Several people contacted us following Friday night's VICE segment on HBO titled Meathooked and End of Water which portrayed the industrial slaughter house environment and the industrialmeat industry's impact on water world wide. First, thank yo...
Here Are Some Sweet and Delicious Fruits You May Never Have Heard Of!
Have you ever heard of a star fruit, or hyba, or ambarella?  Watch as Amy Schrift describes some of the fabulous fruits grown on her farm in Costa Rica!   It's not common to see some of these in the States, but you may find some of them in Latin Stores that import fr...
HOME MADE BEEF JERKY: IN WITH THE YUMMY
Beef Jerky… Yummy, right? Except I dare you to find some at the store that isn’t absolutely LOADED with a crazy amount of all sorts of chemicals and nasties. Sugar, Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Soy Sauce, Monosodium Glutamate, Fermented Soy Beans, Maltodextrin, Hydrolized Corn Gluten...
How lessons from the Black Panthers could change the food movement
This is an article the exemplifies how the food movement is a threat to the status quo, and how we can learn from the past, when the Black Panthers food program ruffled the feathers of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover who was obsessing over the Black Panthers in the late 1960s, he reserved some o...
How To Easily Make Your Own Yeast, From Scratch
Great article on knowing and learning how to replace the staples in the kitchen in some other way than a trip to the store is an important survival skill. One of those things is bread. The first step to making bread is taking the time to learn to bake, which, unfortunately, is becoming a lost art in...
How To Make Ghee
If you aren’t familiar with Ghee, this is your official How To Make Ghee Tutorial. Ghee is essentially clarified butter that is cooked a bit longer until the clarified butter is golden and the milk solids at the bottom are toasted (but not burnt!). You may be thinking, “Why go to al...
How to make Vegan Sharp Cheddar Like Cheese
I kid you not, your guests won't be able to know it's not real cheese. I tried this recipe recently since I started a nutrition program and the doctor prohibited milk or dairy products. I was craving cheese and stumbled upon this recipe and decided to take a crack at it.... It was surprisingly ...
How To Revive Food And Make It Delicious Again
Our obsession with freshness runs deep, but it’s time to embrace the bruised and wilted if we’re going to cut down on food waste. The statistics are getting repetitive, but they bear repeating ad nauseum: 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten, equaling on average mor...
How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator
If gardeners find spring and summer to be about growing food, they find fall and winter to be more about storing food. The fall season brings bountiful harvest from your own garden as well as inexpensive prices from local farmers’ markets. In winter months, prices on produce inevitably rise. ...
In a corner of the Himalayas, India now has its first Organic State
Can't wait for the time when the headline says the same for the states in our country. Sikkim, the northeastern Indian state snuggled between Bhutan and Nepal, has now rid its agricultural land of pesticides and fertilizers making it the country’s first organic state.  The 75,000-hectare ...
In New Zeland North Hokianga Food Co-op is aiming for food security
Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe – The Place of Kupe’s Great Return The giant Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest act as the southern sentinels for both the Far North district and the historic Hokianga Harbour - the undisputed jewel of Northland’s west coast. Known also as Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tok...
In These Cities, Your Next Snack May Be Growing in a Public Park
Even as a child I remember asking my parents, why where there no fruit trees planted on the green areas of the streets, in the parks or around neighborhoods? They would always say that it was because people didn't want rotting food on the streets.  To me it was more about feeding people. I...
Jackfruit: Tastes Like Pulled Pork? What!
Health food crazes are a dime-a-dozen these days. From replacing all your meat with tofu, to adding artificial sweeteners so you can literally have your cake and eat it too, people are constantly looking for the next big thing that tastes great while still being healthy. Oftentimes, the best health ...
Keeping Produce 4x's Longer: Check This Out!
What is FreshPaper?  FreshPaper sheets are infused with organic spices that keep fruits & veggies fresh for 2-4x longer, naturally. Just keep a sheet anywhere you store produce - no wrapping needed!   Benefits  Saves Money & Reduces Waste Made in USA with Organ...
Lawsuit: Your Candy Bar Was Made By Child Slaves
A lawsuit filed Monday September 28th, alleges that some of the world’s largest chocolate makers are knowingly using child labor in Africa. The Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania is one of the wealthiest education centers in the world. Founded in 1909 as an orphanage for “male Caucas...
Lines out the door for Amys Organic Plant Based Drive Thru Restaurant
Veggies are trending in popularity, consider partnering with some locals increasing local vegetable production and service. There is a future and its green, lets live like it and support our local green businesses this spending season. People’s taste in food has been changing over the years. &...
London’s First Organic, Vegetarian,Zero-WasteRestaurant Opens
Organic Food is not only a healthier way of eating, but it is the only way of eating. Chefs and Restauranteurs seem to be catching up to customers demands and healthier establishments are popping up in America and all over the world, the one in this article is located in London. It might be the...
Long-Term Food Storage Methods
After you have established your short-term stash, which should get your family through emergencies lasting from a week to several weeks, you may decide that you would like to store larger quantities of food in preparation for longer emergencies. In this section I will discuss a long-term food storag...
Maine Town Of Sedgwick Declares Food Sovereignty
In a move that hopefully will be the spark that ignites the fire and other towns around the country follow suit, Sedgwick, Maine has done what no other town in the United States has done. The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchas...
Maine towns declare food sovereignty, claim ‘home rule’ trumps state, federal regulations
FORT KENT, Maine — As far as Sedgwick resident and locally sourced food advocate Deborah Evans is concerned, everyone should have the right to choose their own food, whether it’s from the farmer down the road or from the local supermarket. In 2010, when she said state and federal agencie...
Make Homemade Energy Bars
If you have not made them yet, then you must try and make them soon. Trust us, these cubes will become your favorite dessert or go to snack! The cubes are easy to prepare, and they are light and very tasty, but most importantly they are very healthy and definitely better and more cost-effective than...
Making Butter From Powdered Milk
One of my readers recently posted on the Little House on the Prairie Living Facebook Page that she was making homemade butter from powdered milk. I thought this was a fantastic idea and I asked if she would share what she did with the rest of us. I haven't tried this recipe yet but I will have to gi...
Making Food Waste a Social Taboo
We had a 7 acre property in Southern California and while we were amending the land to farm it.  I started buying our groceries at our local Organic grocery store.  One day I asked an employee that was clearing the "Bad" produce what they did with it, he said that everything was throw...
Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries after plastic found in product
Red plastic has been found in mars products and a recall has been issued. German Mars products with a best before date from 19 June 2016 to 8 January 2017 are affected by the recall. Photograph: Alamy Britain, France, the Netherlands and Germany are affected by recall after customer finds piece of ...
Mexican Grown Produce Shown to be Safer Than US
The better of both evils? The fact is that time and time again pesticides have been shown to be terrible for our health. Better choice would be home grown or locally grown where you know and have built a relationship with your farmer.   Each year produce samples are tested by the Department of...
Mmmm...Breadless Sandwich Ideas
Giving up bread is more than a dietary change. It is a lifestyle change. After all, bread is BREAD! No bread means no sandwiches, right? No! You can have your sandwich and eat it, too, with these bread less sandwich solutions.  1. Portabello “Sandwich Bread” Grilled porta...
Nation’s First School District to Serve 100 Percent Organic Meals
What if we could feed our students the nutritious, delicious and sustainably sourced food they truly deserve? More public schools are making changes in their food programs and they are choosing organic to feed their students.  Since Turning Green launched The Conscious Kitchen pilot program in ...
New Grocery Store Lets You Buy Health Food For the Price of Fast-Food
Buying Healthy food is for some people an impossible feat, for some reason these type of foods tend to be more expensive than the regular processed ones. So people that try to follow a healthy lifestyle know that they will have to spend a little bit more than the average person in grocery bills. But...
New Hagover Cure: Move Over Bloody Mary, Asparagus Here To Stay!
Eating asparagus is a good strategy to prevent a hangover, quickly breaking down alcohol in your system and lessening the chances of a miserable morning after. Heavy alcohol (ethanol) drinking leads to a number of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms, including fatigue, thirst, headache, nausea, ...
No Candy Bars Here: This Vending Machine Sells Only Fresh Salads And It's Seriously Delicious
Now this is what I'm talking about, great idea instead of all those junk machines this salad dispenser looks so much more appetizing. When 27-year-old Luke Saunders told his former boss he was turning down a substantial raise and promotion to create a vending machine that would sell exclusively orga...
Nothing Like Hand Pressed Apple Cider! Mackenze Burkhart and Dickenson College Show Us How
Published on Oct 8, 2015 At Dickinson's College Farm, students and apprentices are pressing apple cider the old-fashioned way. This wooden antique can turn a bushel of apples into a gallon of delicious cider in a few minutes, with the help of a some manual labor, of course! First the apples need...
Oldest Wine Opened After 113 Years In An Old Cellar
Wine experts Markus Berlinghof of Germany, Sara Schneider of California, and Kiwi John Saker discuss tasting the 1903 Landsdowne "claret" near Masterton on Wednesday. After 113 years in a farmhouse cellar, a bottle of wine believed to be the oldest ever opened in New Zealand has astonished critics...
Our Coming Food Crisis
With California being one of the countries major crop producers and due to the drought the state has been hit by, it's not hard to realize that we are in the midst of a mayor food crisis, where some products will be scarce and others will simply be to expensive to purchase or not available. We need ...
PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ORGANIC CAFÉ IN COLORADO CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
SAME café, short for So All May Eat, started 10 years ago in Denver, Colorado with a simple premise. The food served was to be mostly organic and locally-sourced, and if you couldn’t pay for it – well that didn’t matter so much. The café was more interested in pr...
Perennial Vegetables to Plant Once and Enjoy Over And Over!!
I've confessed before that my enthusiasm for gardening usually dies on the vine long before the first cucumbers of summer are ready to harvest. I'm always looking for easy ways to satisfy my green thumb and, of course, ways to get the most broccolis for my gardening buck. That's why I'm a big fan of...
Potato Peels Have More Benefits Than The Vegetable Itself – Here Is Why
Dispensing potato peels into the garbage bin is not a good deed! Read to know the surprising health and beauty benefits it provides. Like many others, do you also throw potato peels into the garbage bin? If yes, then you are actually disposing off a large number of healthy ingredients. Well-kno...
PRETTY MUCH ALL APPLES CAN BE TRACED BACK TO TWO TREES IN KAZAKHSTAN, AND THEY’RE OUR ONLY HOPE
There are currently 7,500 varieties of apples in the world today – incredibly though, basically every single one of these can be traced back to a Mother and Father tree in a mysterious Kazakhstan forest. Almaty is a city in Southern Kazakhstan, nestled in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau ...
Protein Bars Made Using Insects and Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bugs
Global food demand is about to increase significantly. In 2050, the world will be home to more than 9 billion people. To feed that many people we will need an alternative source of food and insects are a promising solution. They require far less land than cattle, are much more efficient in prod...
Public Health Awareness Moves Walmart to Decline Caged Chickens
This it truly an historic announcement.  After working with the US Humane Society, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and America’s biggest food seller announced today that it intends to source all of its eggs from cage-free sources. The policy, which will be fully implemented by 2025, w...
Raw Milk Lovers Find Their Healthy Fix By Drinking Cat Milk?
Food fresh from the farm is undeniably appealing. Raw milk enthusiasts take it one step further: They like their milk fresh from the cow — skipping pasteurization. But it's illegal to sell raw milk in stores in most U.S. states, and fans have been known to go to great lengths to buy dairy in i...
Root Cellars—5 Time-Tested Storage Ideas for Your Garden Bounty
Root cellars have been around for hundreds of years. They have one purpose—to enable long-term storage for your harvested fruits and vegetables. History tells us that native Australians were the first to preserved large amounts of yams and other produce deep in the cooling and insulation of ea...
School Lunches Around The World; Who Serves The Best Food?
More than one-third of kids in America are obese or overweight. In 2013, the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools, served 5.1 billion lunches, Bloomberg reports. The quality of these lunches must somehow correlate to the h...
Self Reliant Living and 40 Ways to Self Sufficiency
When we are self-reliant, we use abilities to care for ourselves and our families and find solutions to our own problems. As we become self-reliant, we are also better able to serve and care for others.  // // Here we show you 40 ways to self reliant living and self sufficiency whether yo...
Self-Powered Coffee Trailer Supplies Two Kinds of Energy
They want to bring great coffee & community feels to public, private & media events in NYC. We're changing the game in coffee catering. They are Mike & Tabi. For years they had a dream of owning a local coffee shop. Mike began working as a barista & Tabi as a stylist i...
Shock finding: More than 75 percent of all ‘honey’ sold in grocery stores contains no honey at all, by definition
Look in your pantry is that bottle really honey? Almost 80% of the brands from major grocery stores and pharmacies tested by Food Safety News had no trace of pollen. Add 100% without pollen in those little packets of honey provided by airlines and restaurants According to FSN, the lack of pollen in...
Should Food Labels Include Activity Information?
What if instead of counting calories, you could see how many minutes of running or walking it would take to work off your favorite junk food? Would you think twice about scarfing down a burger? That’s the suggestion of the UK’s Royal Society of Public Health, at least, which is suggesti...
Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand
The buying and selling of humans. Sixteen-hour shifts. Grueling and forced manual labor. Child exploitation. Sleep deprivation. These are some of the dark truths dug up in an investigative report by The Associated Press conducted in Bangkok, Thailand, during a probe of the shrimp deshelling business...
Silk keeps fruit fresh without refrigeration
Food waste has an impact on food quality and safety, representing a loss of economic value and resources, and, a hindrance to economic development. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has estimated that one-third of the food produced for human consumption worldwide is a...
Skirret: the forgotten Tudor Vegetable
Foods that once fed kings and queens and that had been forgotten are having a comeback. 'The sweetest, whitest and most pleasant of roots,” raves gentleman gardener John Worlidge in his 1677 Systema Horticulturae, or, The Art of Gardening. “Pleasant and wholesome,” agrees Culpeper&...
Store Sells Expired Food... For Less!
Walk into WeFood, a new supermarket in Copenhagen, and you’ll find prices up to 50% lower than any other grocery store in the city. The only catch? The food is past its official expiry date or has damaged packaging that would’ve caused it to be thrown away at a regular store.  WeFo...
Study Finds Link Between Parkinson’s Disease, Pesticides Found in Conventional Milk
A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, according to a study published in the December 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. &ldq...
SuperCharged Raw Cookie Dough Balls
This is a healthy recipe that you can make in advance and bring as a snack while you go on a hike or to the park.  This recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly.  She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Estheticain specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual ...
Target Goes Organic and Pulls Major Processed Brands Off the Shelves
Another big chain is joining the organic bandwagon, I think this is the best move for Target, as a consumer who buys organic produce and organic products, I am glad to see this change take place.  Target has been getting more into the grocery game in recent years and in doing so, is stirri...

Cooking

15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking
There are few experiences like cooking outdoors with an enormous cast-iron pan, although cast iron can be tricky to master. Are you ready for this installment of Outdoor Cooking? I am too! Cooking in a Dutch oven is one of life’s pleasures, I think. It’s hard to duplicate the feelin...
28 Wood Fired Cookstoves To Warm The Soul, And A History
Were there kitchens before there were cookstoves? Technically, yes, because the ancient art of food preparation took place in open hearths well before the birth of the stove in the late 18th century. Any place there was roasting or baking was, in effect, a kitchen, regardless of whether it was a mul...
36 Knockout And Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Recipes
You might remember it as the heavy black skillet grandma fried chicken in (and later passed down to you). But versatile cast iron goes from stovetop to oven to grill with such ease that you can bake a gooey upside-down cake in it as well as fry unbelievably crisp catfish. And it’s a regional i...
4 GET-STARTED TIPS FOR THE HOMESTEAD KITCHEN
This was a reprint of an article by Tenth Acre Farm giving some good info, and sending lots of traffic their way.  Be sure to avoid the site.  Rather than email me with their frustrations, Amy Stross simply went to legal means to force me to take down the article.  I suggest they...
Baking Bread In An Earthen Oven
First you have to get the fire going and allow the oven time to heat up Once it's nice and hot, you can put the bread in and allow it to cook Enjoy the video of the process below:...