American seafood enthusiasts have spent years dining on salmon, shrimp, and the occasional mahi mahi. Now a new, rather unexpected fish is starting to creep onto menus and into seafood shelves at supermarkets: lionfish. As a growing number of people become aware of the vast environmental havoc this small fish can wreak, a group of … Continue reading Invasive Lionfish Coming to a Menu Near You
When clean technology incubator Greentown Labs moved from South Boston, Massachusetts, to the neighboring city of Somerville in 2013, the sprawling new facility was a little daunting, said chief executive Emily Reichert. With 18 member companies – all small startups – the organization filled less than half the 33,000 square feet in the building. “At … Continue reading When startups collide: Greentown Labs hopes working elbow to elbow can create innovation
As consumer demand for local, organic and fresh foods continues to grow, the enormous multinational firms that are collectively being called Big Food are in the position of having to rework, reshape and reimagine themselves.
Many shoppers like the idea of buying local. After all, it can mean fresher and healthier foods, stronger local economies, direct contact with food producers and in some cases — but not always — lower carbon emissions. But most of us have only a few options for participating in the local food movement: visiting the … Continue reading Next-gen urban farms: 10 innovative projects from around the world
The GMO Inside campaign wants to get genetically modified organisms out of the US food system. So it's starting where we all start: breakfast. The campaign, a coalition of businesses and nonprofit organizations, is taking aim at the popular breakfast cereal Honey Nut Cheerios, pressing producer General Mills to remove anything that could even potentially … Continue reading Why are food activists targeting Honey Nut Cheerios?
In 2009, Ory Zik was in China, helping build a massive solar concentrator, a device with the potential to generate significant amounts of green energy. But then he started asking himself some questions.It took energy to manufacture the steel components of the concentrator. China generates much of its energy by burning coal. How, Zik wondered, … Continue reading Keeping it simple
LEXINGTON — When Amanda Bosh goes grocery shopping, it’s all about super fresh apples, artisan cheese, free-range chicken, and organic Brussels sprouts. But Bosh doesn’t get these products at an upscale supermarket. Instead, she heads to a local private school, where she will pick up the best quality meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetables. Bosh’s bounty, … Continue reading Latest in farm fresh products: We deliver