A cow, wearing a sensor that signals to robots when its time for milking, ambles towards a milking machine at the Kalm dairy farm in Ebetsu, on Hokkaido, Japan, Nov. 7, 2019. (Noriko Hayashi/The New York Times)

Food Ethics | The New Cash Cow: How Solar Can Save Dairy Farms

Borden Dairy Co., one of America’s oldest and largest dairy companies, on January 6, became the second major milk producer to file for bankruptcy in the last three months after Dean Foods, America’s largest milk producer, filed for bankruptcy in November. Borden Dairy says that tumbling milk consumption combined with the rising price of milk crippled them with debt. In addition to these two large bankruptcies in the dairy industry, more than 2,700 small-and-mid-size family dairy farms went out of business last year and 94,000 have stopped producing milk since 1992. Consumption has been dropping steadily, with overall sales falling by 13% in the last decade. It seems that many Americans are moving on from cow milk.

Courtesy of The Financial Times.

Dig In | Woke Wall Street: Using Private Capital to Fight Animal Agriculture

“If you are concerned about human health, if you are concerned about climate change, [then take a look at] animal agriculture, [which is] number two or three in terms of the contributors to climate change.” This is how Adam Bendell ’83, CEO of Toniic, began his interview with me at the Financial Times Investing for Good USA Conference on Dec. 5.

Courtesy of Jessica Kwong '18, owner of Jack & Friends.

The Road Less Traveled Leads to Vegan Jerky: An Interview with Jack & Friends founder Jessica Kwong ’18

With graduation looming, the frequency of nosy questions about post-graduation life from parents, friends, friends of parents and parents of friends far and wide reaches its peak. “What are you doing after graduation?” Is a question every senior dreads answering, but for Jessica Kwong ’18, the question brought on an entirely new crisis: Accept the return offer for one of the biggest snack companies in the world or start from scratch building her very own company? She eventually decided on the latter, and Kwong declined the job offer in favor of creating what would eventually become Jack & Friends in March 2019, a plant-based jerky line with jackfruit as a main ingredient.

Collegetown Bagels (Katie Sims/Sun Staff Photographer)

Dining Department’s Goodbyes to CTB on College Ave

By now, it’s old news that Collegetown Bagels and Ruloff’s on College Ave. are set to be demolished next semester to make way for new student housing. But the true reality of the situation has yet to hit us as the corner of College and Oak still looks as lively as ever. While it’s hard to imagine what Collegetown will be like without CTB in just one short semester, The Sun’s dining department writers are already starting to reminisce on what CTB has meant for them during their time at Cornell.

Courtesy of Jorge Bouras '17.

‘Brrrito’ No More

What’s better than reaching into a warm bag of Dos Amigos tortilla chips on a cold Ithaca night? How about enjoying your Mexican cuisine in the warmth of a new indoor location? Dos Amigos, a flavorfully creative and exceptionally executed late-night Mexican food truck currently situated on the corner of Dryden and Eddy in Collegetown, is expanding into a brick and mortar location at 304 College Ave — previously Stella’s restaurant — this upcoming winter/spring season.

Joe Walter / Sun File Photo

A Foodie Farewell to the Top 10 Collegetown Establishments That Have Closed in the Past Decade

Restaurants and bars are constantly closing and opening; the skyline and structure of Collegetown never stays the same two years in a row. However, no matter how many places come and go, the old names are places alumni will always remember as a crucial part of their Cornell experience. Here are the top ten Collegetown destinations we lost this past decade, still full of the memories and friendships made that will continue to live on for a lifetime.

Courtesy of Nick Bayer '00.

More than Coffee: An Interview with Saxbys Founder, Nick Bayer ’00

Cornell has a special relationship with coffee. Nick Bayer ’00 is the founder and CEO of Saxbys, a hospitality and coffee company that opened in 2005. Saxbys is no regular cafe; alongside creative drinks and delicious food, they also have a mission to “Make Life Better” and change the communities they serve. I spoke with Bayer to learn more about Saxbys’ unique business model and his time at Cornell.

Benjamin Velani / Sun Staff Writer

Understanding Ithaca’s Thai Scene: Taste of Thai vs. Thai Basil

Ask anyone for a recommendation on where to eat good Thai food in Ithaca and you will most likely get one of two answers: Taste of Thai or Thai Basil. Both restaurants are down in the Commons and very popular, but which one has better food? I went down to find out.

Sarah Austin / Sun Staff Writer

The Cornell Way to Latke

With the first snow of the season comes the thoughts of Christmas. With Christmas comes eggnog, gingerbread cookies and yule logs. This year, we don’t just get one holiday on December 25th, but we get Hanukkah, too: the Jewish Festival of Lights. In addition to Christmas trees and string lights illuminating the windows of households all around the world, there will be hanukiot, the traditional lamps lit on every night of Hanukkah in the window sills as well. Christmas may have monopolized the flavor game with peppermint and gingerbread, but add something new to your holiday palate: a Hanukkah latke.

Bakery items at Libe Cafe on February 7th, 2019. (Boris Tsang / Sun Photography Editor)

Dining Department’s Food Hacks for Finals Season

As finals season looms ever closer and students turn to caffeine and (questionably healthy) snacks to keep them fueled on their midday-turned-midnight study grinds, The Sun’s dining department writers have compiled some of their favorite snacks and hacks to help you stay alert and still somewhat healthy through whatever final may come your way. Good luck Cornellians!