The next tool in the fight against bovine emissions… Oregano?

Raising livestock is a gassy business. In fact, a third of methane generated by human activity comes from livestock, beef cattle contributing a substantial amount of that total via belching. While the solution to cutting methane emissions from livestock ought to include consumers eating less beef, researchers are also searching for ways to reduce emissions at the … [ Read more]

Paul Berglund wins James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest

Paul Berglund, chef at The Bachelor Farmer in the North Loop of Minneapolis, was honored last night with the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Midwest. Berglund (pictured, left, attending our recent brisket dinner) is the first Minneapolis chef to bring home the award with Isaac Becker (112 Eatery) in 2011. It was the … [ Read more]

Community Supported Agriculture: What it is, how it works, and why it’s worth considering

Tis the season for fresh, locally grown produce, farmers’ markets, restaurants boasting seasonal menus, and community gardens bursting at the chicken wire. Another way to enjoy just-picked, seasonal goodies is to join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. No, you don’t have to till the land and harvest the crops (although the farmers would probably … [ Read more]

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How to buy farm-direct meat

As we note in this month’s report on food waste, eating a diet heavy in red meat puts incredible strain on the global food system. Nobody expects the world to stop eating beef, but we can most certainly stop eating it as mindlessly as we currently do. Here’s one strategy for responsible meat-eating: if you have … [ Read more]

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