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Good News: Week 22

Will we soon have solar panels in space? The future is craftsmanship. Summer gardening books and fair food for the all. Second careers, pursuing passions and gluten-free bakeries. New USPS forever stamps encourage…

Good News: Week 6

The USDA released their revised dietary guidelines and the First Lady wants to make our restaurants healthier by rethinking portion-sizes and menu options. The NY Times showed us a slower, more Japanese, approach…

Good News: Week 5

This week, we strongly agree with Mark Bittman’s Food Manifesto for the Future and were inspired by Tom Philpott’s career path. We’re very excited about new and innovative materials that can go a…

Goodlifer: Hacking For Social Good - Using Open Data to Make Sense of our Food System

Hacking For Social Good – Using Open Data to Make Sense of our Food System

It was 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning in Soho, the streets lay quiet and Broadway was not yet filled with shopping tourists. Though one floor above, at co-working space Soho Haven, there…

What's wrong with our food system? Ask Birke, 11.

What’s wrong with our food system? Ask Birke, 11.

When an issue can be eloquently explained by an 11-year-old, in just over five minutes, could it really be that hard to solve? Coming generations will judge us by our actions or, even…

Goodlifer: Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

We’ve all heard that the one thing we should all do (besides switch to energy-efficient lightbulbs) to fight climate change is fly less. What if that wasn’t true? What if what we really…

Goodlifer: Crafting a New Food System

Crafting a New Food System

Most of us in the Western world do not really eat food anymore, instead consuming what Michael Pollan calls food-like substances, engineered by food scientists to provide maximum “nutrition” (read calories) at minimum…

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