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The Farmer and The Bluefin

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The Perennial Plate takes a looks at the controversial practice of tuna farming

Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the bluefin tuna have depleted 85 percent over the last forty-odd years. Can aquaculture help meet the demand and save the threatened species? In "The Farmer and the Bluefin," The Perennial Plate hones its cameras in on a bluefin tuna farm in Wakayama, Japan. Whereas most bluefin farming operations capture young fish......read more

The Perennial Plate: Carolina Gold

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In South Carolina, a seed farmer and a chef lead the return to age-old ingredients and methods

In Carolina Gold, a new episode of the excellent sustainable food series The Perennial Plate, we get a fascinating look at a renaissance in Southern cooking, with heirloom grains playing a starring role. Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills is leading the heritage food movement in South Carolina, supplying chefs like Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady's in Charleston. After filming Roberts at the Anson Mills......read more

Inmates Running Sustainable Businesses

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Instead of Stamping License Plates

From our partners at Collectively. In 2003, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni of Evergreen State College, and Dan Pacholke, the Superintendent of a state prison, Cedar Creek Corrections, met at a sustainability conference. An impromptu conversation between them led to a program that not only supported true inmate rehabilitation, but also was fiscally responsible for prison facilities. They formed......read more

Palm Leaf Plates by Leafware

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Fallen palm leaves transformed into sustainable dinnerware $16.99

We're not into advocating for single-use anything around here, but there are some instances where disposable stuff is basically a must. And when it happens, you gotta do it right. Leafware brings sustainability, sturdiness, and leak resistance to the disposable dinnerware game, with a line of plates, bowls and platters made in India from fallen palm leaves. The leaves are pressed together using......read more

Artist Plates for Azuero Earth Project

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A set of six limited edition art plates benefiting the Panama-based eco nonprofit $750.00

Based in Panama, the Azuero Earth Project is a US-registered earth conservation nonprofit dedicated to "preserving the earth’s ecosystems, protecting biodiversity, and promoting healthy communities by helping people to make informed decisions, take sustainable actions, and share knowledge." Lofty goals, indeed. And ones we can get behind. This set of six limited edition artist plates......read more

A Year on the Road: Cheese Pilgrimage

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Curating a cheese plate on the road through Italy

Many trips to Italy simply begin and end in Rome. Knowing that this would leave me wanting more, I let Rome be my appetizer and ventured into the Italian countryside for the remaining courses. This is the story of my journey to find the perfect cheese plate. Encrusted within the craggy folds of the Gran Sasso Mountains lie the Middle Age stone villages and castles of the province of......read more

Eyes As Big As Plates

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Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth create portraits of seniors communing with nature

"Eyes As Big As Plates" is a fun series of works from Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth, who depict seniors wearing costumes made of organic, scavenged materials. The project  explores concepts related to folklore and myth, connecting the human subjects back to the Earth. The artists explain in a statement: Each image will present a solitary......read more

Wasara Biodegradable Plates

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Single-use tableware elevated to new levels of elegance and sustainability. $9.00

Green design lovers rejoice, eco-friendly Japanese design has hit the world of disposable plates. Made from tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp), Wasara plates are fully biodegradable and compostable. The only problem is that they're so well-crafted, you may not want to throw them out. ...read more

Smiling Planet Plates

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100% recycled, no BPA, no phathalates, no lead and no toxic inks. $14.00

Husband and wife team Olivia Haveiland and Freddy Deane created Smiling Planet to make 'earth friendly plates and things for kids.' It was a natural step for Olivia, whose family has been manufacturing fine porcelain for over 150 years. We happen to love the artwork - and the plates are 100% recycled, BPA free, phthalate free, and PVC free. The price is right too.   Wonder Full World, 8"......read more

GM Salmon Safe to Eat, says FDA

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Coming soon to a dinner plate near you: genetically-enhanced Atlantic salmon.

If you're into eating mutant animals, it's time to get excited. The FDA declared last week that genetically engineered Atlantic salmon "is as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon," clearing a major obstacle in its upstream swim toward our dinner plates. If the idea of eating a fish developed in a science lab sounds unappetizing to you, maybe you'll change your......read more

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