Peter Edgar

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A Classic Indian Cookbook Returns, This Time for Americans

When Sameen Rushdie was a child in India in the 1950s, she unpacked a tiffin at school every day. The steel compartments of the traditional lunchbox held home-cooked macaroni and kheema bound with melted Cheddar and covered with grilled tomatoes. Smoky kebabs with tender, cold parathas. Moats of …

United Kingdom

How to Delete Your Facebook Account – And Why It’s So Hard to Do

The past week’s series of revelations about the misuse of Facebook user data by the election firm Cambridge Analytica has led to widespread calls for …

ProBeat: Deleting Facebook, step by step

Before Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica trainwreck, before the investigations began, before Facebook promised to audit apps, before a WhatsApp cofounder and a Google employee and even Elon Musk chimed in, there were plenty of other Facebook “scandals.” Calls to #deletefacebook are nothing new, …

Social Media

Deleting Facebook is easier said than done

Over the past few days, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny due to its previous relationship with Cambridge Analytica, a data-science company that secretly culled information from 50 million Facebook users. This has raised questions not only about the social network's role in the data harvest …

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

By now, every sane person realizes that Facebook is horrible.<p>It uses your personal data in unsavory ways. It sells your data to unscrupulous …

The best VPN services: Our 10 favorite vendors for protecting your privacy | ZDNet

Ten key VPN players<p>We take a look at ten of the best VPN providers. If you use a computer or mobile device away from home or office, you need to use …

Your iPhone Has Tracked Your Every Move – Here’s How to See the Map

Your iPhone tracks your every move. It’s true: iOS has a feature called Significant (or Frequent) Locations. It tracks and remembers where you’ve …

Apps

Fresh Borlotti Bean, Tomato and Spinach Soup

A delicious and easy to make soup which is perfect for those chilly autumn days. The soup can be made throughout September when fresh borlotti beans …

20 Clam, Oyster, and Mussel Recipes for Shellfish Lovers

There is an old myth that says you should only eat raw oysters in months that contain the letter "r" (September through April). I personally feel pretty comfortable eating them year-round, but it is true that oysters, plus other bivalves like clams and mussels, are at their best in the colder …

Growing Plants With 'Speed Breeding' Could Be The Key To Feed The World's Exploding Population

A new way of growing plants could be used to feed the world’s exploding population. The method, dubbed “speed breeding,” can grow crops several times …

How to delete your Facebook account

The recent fiasco with Cambridge Analytica is a perfect example of how Facebook slithers through the lives of every individual whether they know it …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

17 Healthy Stress-Free Breakfast Options

Let’s talk about one of the primary deterrents to healthy eating. Time. One of the most popular grievances I’ve come across while working with …

Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

Tim Mueller has raised corn and soybeans on 530 acres near Columbus, Neb., for decades, but now he is planning to take a huge gamble.<p>The big-box retailer Costco is building a new chicken-processing plant in Fremont, Neb., about an hour away from Mueller's farm. The company plans to slaughter 2 …

Agriculture

Thanks to IKEA, You Can Now Build the Urban Garden of Your Dreams

Real talk: We are *kinda* obsessed with IKEA. Whether it’s an easy no-sew project or the ultimate hack for a plant shelfie, the Scandi-chic brand can do no wrong in our eyes. And they’ve hit pay dirt with their fanbase yet again, releasing DIY instructions for fellow Swedish brand SPACE10‘s urban …

Shanghai is planning a massive 100-hectare vertical farm to feed 24 million people

International architecture firm Sasaki just unveiled plans for a spectacular 100-hectare urban farm set amidst the soaring skyscapers of Shanghai. …

Aquaponics

Cargill Grows Base of Certified Sustainable Independent Oil Palm Smallholders in Malaysia – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar. 06 /CSRwire/ - Cargill, in partnership with Wild Asia, has helped 141 independent oil palm smallholder farmers in Perak receive …

CSR

Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe

Here’s a versatile cream-based sauce that goes well with almost anything—baked fish, fried chicken, and even mashed potatoes. Make sure you have a …

Inside The Vertical Farm Growing What It Calls “The World’s First Post-Organic” Produce

Without using any pesticides or chemicals, Bowery–a new vertical farming startup outside of New York City–delivers fresh leafy greens within one day of harvesting, with some help from agricultural AI.<p>Before leading people through the heavy metal doors and into the vertical farm Irving Fain has …

Aquaponics

Indoor farming startup Bowery raises $7.5 million from investors including ‘Top Chef’ Tom Colicchio

As pollution, extreme weather, and over-population threaten the viability of large, outdoor farms, a startup called Bowery Farming Inc. has raised $7.5 million in total venture funding to grow food indoors, even in the middle of a city. The startup’s high-tech approach uses robotics, LED lighting, …

Aquaponics

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn't get any better, you're in for a surprise. There's an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

Entertainment

No pie charts, please: this startup brings graph-based customer analytics to Asia

The APAC team at Big Data for Humans (left to right): Peter Ellen, Sheila Power, Helena Wasserman, Steven Rose. Photo credit: Big Data for Humans.If …

Big Data

Canadians Can Now Access Credit Scores for Free Through RateHub

RateHub.ca, a financial comparison site for mortgage rates, credit cards, and insurance, today introduced free Equifax credit scores to its customers.<p>…

A rich harvest: How the Canadian Wheat Board’s demise unleashed a grain bonanza

The Port of Hamilton seems like one sprawling, muddy construction site on a wet and windy day in late October. While a ship is loaded with grain at …

Deep Roots Winery wins big at ACWC2016

Congratulations to Will and Bryan Hardman of <b>Deep Roots Winery</b> for winning the Trophy for the Best Red Wine of the Year with their Syrah 2014 at the …

Wineries

We Pay Billions For Greener Farms, So What Does That Buy Us?

Farmers, more than anyone else, manage America's land and water. They grow crops or graze cattle on more than half of the country's land outside of Alaska.<p>"Farming has huge impacts on water. Huge impacts on wildlife. It has big impacts on air, especially from animal feeding operations," says Craig …

Agriculture

5 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

It's time to get to know your phone better.<p>You might think you know everything about your<p>better halfiPhone, but you're wrong. There's a whole world of hidden features that can only be unlocked with secret codes. *GASP*<p>Excited? You should be. Here's what the features actually do.<p>1. Find out exactly …

Farmers Are Manipulating Microbiomes to Help Crops Grow

In the back of Indigo’s Boston headquarters—past the gleaming new desks, past empty rooms awaiting new employees after a $100 million fundraising …