Will people eat relish made from ‘waste’ ingredients? Study finds they may even prefer it

Read the full story from Drexel University. A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients. The joint research, led by three Drexel professors, Jonathan Deutsch, PhD professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, Hasan Ayaz, PhD, associate research professor in …

Rethinking the holidays

It's that time of year again. The days are at their shortest, the temperature has plummeted (at least here in Illinois), and the stores are hitting all of us with messages to buy, buy, buy. Whether you're tired of the commercialization of the season, want to lighten up your environmental footprint, or just don't have …

Study: Price and appearance are top barriers to produce purchases

Read the full story in Food Dive. In a recent survey, more than half of produce buyers said that price remained a top barrier to purchasing fruits and vegetables, according to a release from survey leads Category Partners and Beacon Research Solutions. The survey, taken by 4,000 shoppers in June, also found “poor appearance/quality/color” and …

Consumer vs Prosumer: What’s the Difference?

Read the full post at Energy.gov. Most of us have been consuming electricity from the grid the same way for more than a century now. But that’s starting to change. A new buzzword is out on the streets signaling a growing shift in how we power our homes and communities – “prosumers.” Simply put, a …

American households use a variety of lightbulbs as CFL and LED adoption increases

Read the full story from the Energy Information Administration. As lighting technologies evolve and adapt to federal standards, lighting in U.S. homes is in a state of transition. Data from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that, as of 2015, most homes in the United States used more than one type of lightbulb, …

I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Are So Confusing!

Read the full story from NPR. This month, I ventured to ask the man behind the counter at a Whole Foods Market what kind of shrimp he was selling. "I don't know," he replied. "I think they're just normal shrimp." I glanced at the sustainable seafood guide on my phone. There were 80 entries for …