Food

American Lobster Added to ‘Red List’ of Unsustainable Seafood Due to Dangers to North Atlantic Right Whales

American Lobster Added to ‘Red List’ of Unsustainable Seafood Due to Dangers to North Atlantic Right Whales

If you want to eat only sustainable seafood, American lobster (Homarus americanus) is now off the menu. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s influential consumer and retail guide Seafood Watch has added the crimson crustaceans to its “Red List” of seafoods to avoid because of the dangers that lobster pots pose to critically endangered North Atlantic right […]

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    How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

    How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

    Summer garden staples like tomatoes and eggplant can’t handle the coming fall frosts, but many crops thrive in the chillier temperatures. Growing a successful fall garden is all about predicting the weather, choosing the right crops, and protecting the plants on frosty mornings. 

    Backyard Chickens: Where to Start?

    Backyard Chickens: Where to Start?

    There’s nothing like a farm-fresh egg — or, maybe a backyard-fresh egg.  You don’t need a farm-sized plot of land to raise a few chickens, since even a small, urban backyard will do. Raising the birds and collecting your own eggs is not only an educational, entertaining experience for children, but is also a great […]

    The Indigenous Food Cafés Transforming Local Cuisine

    The Indigenous Food Cafés Transforming Local Cuisine

    By Anne Pinto-Rodrigues On a warm afternoon in March, Plantina Mujai busily cooks up a meal in the kitchen of her café in Khweng village, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. She’s dressed in a crisp white and green jain kyrshah, the traditional checkered cloth worn by women of the Khasi community, the largest ethnic group […]

    Gardening 101: 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Garden

    Gardening 101: 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Garden

    Dreaming of growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs, but not sure where to start? Growing a garden can feel overwhelming, especially for those of us who feel like we don’t exactly have a green thumb. But don’t worry, this is a beginner’s guide to gardening.  EcoWatch spoke with master gardener Kathy Ging from Eugene, […]