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IKEA Switches To New Packaging With Mushroom’s

They will start using biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling.

The mushroom based packaging will decompose in a garden in a couple weeks. 

The American company Ecovative is responsible for developing the alternative styrofoam. Mushroom Packaging, as it’s called, is created by letting the mycelium grow around…

June 25, 2018 Watch Video


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Don't Read This Story If You're Worried About the Environment

Pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord sent a power message to those of us that are concerned about climate change – especially its effect on agriculture

Now it gets worse. According to the NY Times, to date, the Trump administration has sought to reverse more than 60 environmental rules based on research from Harvard Law School’sEnvironmental Regulation Rollback…

June 22, 2018 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for June 21st, 2018

This week Phil reviews: Abeles and Heymann (A&H) All Beef Kosher Hot Dogs Reduced Fat & Sodium, Southern Ruckus BBQ Sauce 1849 Gold, DNX Foods Grass-Fed Bison Bar Jamaican Style, Jelly Belly Candy Cones Orange Sherbet, French Vanilla, Strawberry, Mint Chip, and Chocolate

Individual review and nutrition breakdown below:

June 21, 2018 Watch Video


Articles

Time to Offer Millennials More Than Just Taste

A new report says this generation is headed for poorer health than their parents.

While there has been a fair amount of judgement cast on the Millennial generation for being an entitled bunch, spoiled by their parents, a new study from the UK is suggesting now that this generation may be facing poorer health conditions than their parents in…

June 20, 2018 Read More


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Five Exceptional New Frozen Treats for Your Summer

Ice cream hits in the frozen aisle!

It’s the best time of year for ice cream, and with the Fourth of July right around the corner, we have handpicked our favorite new products in the world of frozen treats and put them together here for you to explore. 

June 20, 2018 Read More


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Costco’s Secret Weapon: $1.50 Hot Dog And Soda

Business Insider decided to learn a bit more about Costco and hot dogs and spoke with 36 Costco employees.

Costco sells 100 million hot dogs a year and the price hasn’t changed since 1985. But the hot dog itself has. In many locations, in fact about half of them for many years it was a Hebrew National hot dog that was sold. That changed a few years ago as the cost of the hot dog increased, but Costco didn’t…

June 20, 2018 Watch Video


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Which Food Pairings Should You Avoid?

When two or more ingredients share similar flavor compounds, the chemical structures in food that create aroma, they taste good together, however some food pairings can cause health problems.

According to James Briscione, director of culinary research at The Institute of Culinary Education and author of "The Flavor Matrix", there are some food pairings that make your…

June 19, 2018 Watch Video


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Skip The Prozac, Eat Your Veggies

What's the impact of food on people with major depression? A recent study researched that very question.

Half of the participants were given nutritional counseling; the other half was given one-on-one social support. Someone to talk to if you will. After 12 weeks those who ate a healthy…

June 18, 2018 Watch Video


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Genie Wants To Change The Foodservice Business

Genie develops and markets smart ovens, which the company says can cook restaurant-grade meals in 2-3 minutes from pods containing freeze-dried foodstuffs.

Genie also makes and markets the meal pods, made from fresh, dried ingredients without preservatives, artificial flavorings, colorings, or additives. This start up is now just over 4 years old and has just raised $10 million. 

Here’s how it works: a Genie oven scans a barcode on the meal pod…

June 15, 2018 Watch Video


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It’s True, Cannabis Is A Lot More Than A Fad

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $75 billion in sales by 2030, according to research firm Cowen & Co. Nine states and Washington, D.C., now allow for recreational marijuana use.

Curiously enough, binge drinking rates declined in these states compared with states that allow only medical marijuana and those prohibiting any kind of marijuana.  

Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent has written to Jeff Sessions urging him to change his position on legalizing…

June 14, 2018 Watch Video


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