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11 Slow-Cooker Meals You Can Prep and Freeze Ahead of Time

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These “Climate Inaction Figures” Celebrate The Politicians Destroying The Planet

Inhofe is one of a set of “climate inaction figures,” modeled on classic toys from the early ’80s. “Want to enter an amazing world of make-believe …

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These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food

Ready, set, compost.<p>The mind-boggling amount of food Americans throw away is the kind of problem that seems ripe for nationwide reform. But while federal legislation lingers in Congress, some states have found promising ways to keep edible items out of the trash.<p>As much as 40 percent of the food …

American Parmesan cheese is a sign of a much larger problem

Everyone knows "Parmesan cheese" — or at least they think they do.<p>In the US, we frequently think of it as the stuff we grate or worse, buy grated to put on pasta.<p>Largely, that's because in this country, the arbiters of US trademark law have decided that "Parmesan" is a generic term, explains Larry …

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The world's biodiversity has decreased below 'safe' levels

Our planet is losing so many species that we might be putting ourselves at risk. New research shows that across half of the Earth’s land surface, biodiversity — all the different animals, plants, and other species that make up an ecosystem — has dropped below a threshold that some scientists …

Eating Pasta Can Actually Make You Slimmer

A new study suggests that eating the carb will help to reduce your waistline.<p>After years of carbs being demonised as bad for you, we finally have a study confirming that pasta has a place in a healthy and balanced diet.<p>A study published in the <i>Nutrition & Diabetes Journal</i> has found that pasta may …

Correction: San Francisco-Foam Ban story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 9 about a comprehensive ban on foam products in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously the …

A sea slug changed my life

<i>This underwater photo of a sea slug was captured with a close-up lens in Monterrey, Calif., by my first SCUBA instructor, Thomas Chapin circa 1985</i>.<p>At 8 p.m. after a long day of work in the Houston humidity, Derek Rutavic, manager of the NASA Gulfstream-III that will head back to Greenland this …

Elon Musk’s Brother Is Launching A Farm-To-Table Restaurant Serving $5 Meals

Back in February, we brought you news of an organic fast-food drive-thru joint owned by professional basketball player Ray Allen. We also covered Roy Choi’s Locol, in Watts. Now another entrepreneur is fueling the health food train with an organic grab-and-go restaurant that’s not only healthy and …

6 Reasons You Haven't Been Able to Get Rid of Your Belly Fat

The struggle is real.<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>Sharon Liao and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>If you're pinching an inch or more, you know the frustration: What's it take to tame the jiggle in the middle? "When it comes to losing belly fat, there's a lot of misinformation out there," says …

Breakfast Backtrack: Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn't So Bad

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? And does eating a morning meal help us maintain a healthy weight?<p>The breakfast-is-best dogma is based on a blend of cultural tradition <i>and</i> science (and more than a little cereal marketing.)<p>Some of the earliest evidence goes back to the 1960s, …

The Cooking Trick That Slashes the Calories in Rice by Half

You just need a smidgen of oil.<p>Whether you think rice is a friend or foe to your diet, there's one thing we can all agree on: It's delicious. Now, scientists have gone and done something incredibly cool — they figured out a new way to cook the grain that could cut its calories in half.<p>New research …

An Indian Restaurateur Invented a Brilliant Way to Feed Those in Need

Why didn't anyone think of this before?<p>Your doggy bag full of leftover enchiladas or sweet potato fries could make a great midnight snack—but a …

Researchers Successfully Grow Vegetables in Martian Soil

One small step for man, one giant step for salads.<p>Good news, future Martians: Restaurants on the red planet could theoretically serve more than just …

The Future of Farming May Live Inside This Box

Could shipping containers be the future of local produce? A Boston-based startup called Freight Farms thinks so.<p>The company is transforming the containers into grow machines – or what they like to call “Leafy Green Machines” – in hopes of turning everyday people into farmers.<p>“We are taking this …

This Could Be the Best Way to Solve America's Food Waste Problem

A new plan offers a roadmap for the U.S. to reduce food waste by 20% within a decade while also creating thousands of jobs and could save consumers …

How Climate Change May Affect Your Diet

Climate change’s effects on global food supply could lead to more than 500,000 deaths by 2050 as people around the world lose access to good …

4 ways your diet could be harming the environment

But after an Inconvenient Truth, another documentary, Cowspiracy, has shaken common beliefs and changed the way we perceive global warming and sustainable practices.<p>Read more about the effect of Cowspiracy in a twin-article United Academics published: A Steak A Day Keeps Sustainability Away.<p>The …

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Tyson Foods Could Very Well Be America's Worst Water Polluter

<i>(Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)</i><p>By Clint Rainey<p>Factory farming's downsides seem to be on everybody's mind these days, so here's one more to consider: It's creating an ungodly amount of pollution. Just Tyson Foods alone, one of the world's biggest meat producers, is responsible for dumping …