The sustainable responsibility of Kellogg Company

June 4, 2018 by  
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It’s not just cereal anymore: Chief sustainability officer Diane Holdorf on how Kellogg’s is building a building a more sustainable food system.

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For every action: how cities are using new tools to drive climate action

June 4, 2018 by  
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Where there’s political will, there’s a way.

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Over half of average American’s calories come from ultra-processed foods

March 24, 2016 by  
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If you are what you eat, Americans are unfortunately artificial. For all the Food Movement has achieved, from the elevation of farmers markets to leading a national conversation about inequities in our food system , the average American’s diet still consists mainly of junk food. Researchers at Tufts University and the University of São Paulo have learned that 57.9 percent of the average American’s calorie intake comes from what the team refers to as “ultra-processed foods.” Access to healthy food and the learned habits to consume it seems to be out of reach for many Americans. Processed foods are not necessarily unhealthy. The Food and Drug Administration has defined “fresh food” as food that has been only harvested, cleaned, and coated, i.e. fruits, vegetables, mushrooms. Under this definition, if the vegetable has been frozen, it is considered processed. However, the research team focused only on ultra-processed foods, which they define as “formulations of several ingredients which, besides salt, sugar, oils, and fats, include food substances not used in culinary preparations, in particular, flavors, colors, sweeteners, emulsifiers and other additives used to imitate sensorial qualities of unprocessed or minimally processed foods and their culinary preparations or to disguise undesirable qualities of the final product.” Related: Incredible edible landscape map shows you where to find free food Beyond the 57.9 percent of calories consumed from ultra-processed sources, the study found that 29.6 percent of the average American diet consists of minimally processed or unprocessed food, which includes meat, produce, eggs, and milk. 9.4 percent comes from processed foods, such as cheese or preserved produce. The remainder is derived from “processed culinary ingredients,” such as oils, salt, and seasonings. The researchers are most concerned about the added sugar in ultra-processed foods, which has been linked to health problems such as obesity and diabetes. These sugar-packed processed foods have replaced nutrient-dense, filling foods. Those who consume ultra-processed foods may finish their dish feeling “simultaneously overfed and undernourished.” The researchers identify sugary drinks as one of the main sources of added sugar in the American diet and recommend replacing that can of soda or glass of juice with water. While individual actions can make an impact, the widespread failure to eat healthy suggests a structural failure in the American food system. Shifting subsidies from corn or corn syrup to fresh produce would be an excellent start at addressing this problem. Via the Atlantic Images via  Masahiro Ihara/Flickr  and  Rex Sorgatz/Flickr

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This crazy Singapore school looks like it’s made from rainbow lollipops

March 24, 2016 by  
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Glowing Mood Ring House shows off its personality with colorful changing LEDs

March 24, 2016 by  
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OMA unveils plans to transform former tobacco plant site into food hub celebrating local food in Louisville

February 24, 2015 by  
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NYC’s Design Trust for Public Space Launches Urban Agriculture Data Collection Portal

July 29, 2014 by  
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Some people still criticize the urban agriculture movement as a cute idea with little potential to feed urban populations, or as an unnecessary intrusion on valuable city real estate. Part of the problem is there has never been solid data to back up the many benefits that food production brings to the urban ecosystem. Starting this summer, however, a new online tool is set to change that. New York City’s Design Trust for Public Space just launched an online data toolkit that tracks 19 metrics under four broad categories to give greater validity to the claims of urban farmers. Read the rest of NYC’s Design Trust for Public Space Launches Urban Agriculture Data Collection Portal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: benefits of urban farming , data portal , design trust for public space , five boroughs farm , food system , green technology application , New York. , urban agriculture , urban farm , Urban Farming , urban space

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Food Day Educates About Sustainble Food, Food Waste

October 24, 2013 by  
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Food Day’s plan for “Eating Real” is designed to save human health while putting the American food system on a more humane and sustainable path.

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New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions

July 26, 2013 by  
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Although it’s obvious that something is killing bees in mass quantities, for years scientists have struggled to finger a culprit. A continued mass die-off of honey bees would be disastrous for our food system, so investigations into possible causes have become more urgent. A new study published just days ago claims that a toxic cocktail of pesticides and fungicides has contaminated the pollen that bees collect and bring back to the hive. Bees affected by chemical combination demonstrated a dramatically diminished ability to fight off parasitic invasion, which eventually proves fatal. Read the rest of New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , bee die-offs , beehives , bees , food system , fungicides , hives , pesticides , poison , pollen , pollination , pollinators        

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Inhabitat is Hiring New Writers in Los Angeles and New York!

July 26, 2013 by  
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Hey New Yorkers and Angelenos! Are you a talented writer with a passion for green design and the environment? Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers in NYC and Los Angeles to contribute coverage of breaking news, events, and local politics. We’re offering you the chance to share your voice with millions of monthly readers while writing about local issues that are important to you, as well as competitive per-post pay. If you currently live in New York City or Los Angeles and you think you’d be a great new addition to the Inhabitat team, send the following information to editor [at] inhabitat.com with the headline “ New York Inhabitat Writer ” or “ Los Angeles Inhabitat Writer “: 1. A one paragraph bio telling us a bit about yourself, what your interests/specialties are, and why you would make a fantastic writer for Inhabitat. 2. 1-3 published story clips or links to online articles you have written. 3. Three story ideas that you would like to write for Inhabitat. 4. If you’re also a photographer, great! We’d love to check out your Flickr or 2-3 photo samples. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blogger jobs , green careers , green design writer , inhabitat writers , job opportunities , jobs , la , Los Angeles , los angeles writing jobs , new york writing jobs , New York. , news writer , now hiring , NYC , online writing jobs , sustainable design writer , work , writing gigs        

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