May-June 2015

Urban Orchards from the Ground Up

April 28, 2015 Erin Sund

When Victoria M. Getty, MEd, RD, heard a proposal for the development of an urban orchard in Bloomington, Ind., she jumped at the chance to get involved. As director of the didactic program in dietetics

January-February 2015

How Maple Syrup Goes from Tap to Table

December 29, 2014 Erin Sund

The Abenaki Native American tribe in New England has a story to tell about maple syrup. Long ago, the Great Spirit gave the Abenaki people an abundance of food. One of the Great Spirit’s biggest

July-August 2014

White Season in the Country of Blue Sky

June 30, 2014 Erin Sund

Bordered by Russia to the north and China to the east, south and west, Mongolia — known as the country of blue sky — is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world.

January-February 2014

Retro Reimagined

December 28, 2013 Erin Sund

The arrival of the baby boomer generation accompanied a cultural shift in American lifestyles, including diet. After World War II, Americans embraced speed, portability and convenience over long hours spent in the kitchen, and the

September-October 2013

A Tale of Two Food Deserts

August 26, 2013 Erin Sund

North Clark County, Wash., is dotted with small towns and farms. Produce thrives here: beans, greens, berries and grains are plentiful. But behind this abundance lurks food insecurity among the county’s most vulnerable — 17

July-August 2013

Got Non-dairy Beverage?

June 26, 2013 Erin Sund

It's not just consumers motivated by vegan ethics, but also food intolerances, ethnic cultures and taste preferences supporting the rise of non-dairy beverages or alternatives — and consumption is skyrocketing across the board. Blue Diamond,

January-February 2013

The Urban Farm: A New American Frontier

February 26, 2013 Erin Sund

City dwellers are no strangers to small-space gardening; tomato plants grow on narrow decks and kitchen gardens turn out an abundance of herbs. Now some enterprising urbanites are taking it to the next level, reclaiming

January-February 2013

Exploring the Global “Cultured Meat” Effort

January 2, 2013 Erin Sund

"Petri pork." "Test-tube burgers." "Victimless meat." All these tongue-in-cheek terms describe in vitro or cultured meat grown in a laboratory. While it sounds like the stuff of science fiction, researchers have been working to make