food

Student Creates Ecovado, a More ‘Low-Impact’ Avocado Alternative

Student Creates Ecovado, a More ‘Low-Impact’ Avocado Alternative

Spread on toast, diced over rice and veggies, or eaten straight up with a spoon, avocados are a popular fruit that provide healthy unsaturated fats into our diets. But avocado crops are hard to sustain. A single avocado requires 320 liters of water, and increasing demand has caused more land clearing to make way for […]

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    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, […]