Posts tagged sustainable food


3 Ways NAFTA Changed How We Eat

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. This sweeping legislation has virtually changed the way we eat fruits and vegetables. Before NAFTA, the produce you would find available at your local grocery store was whatever was seasonal and grown relatively close to where you …

We Should Know What’s in the Food We Eat

It’s hard to really know what goes into our food these days. As we’ve covered before, there are literally hundreds of non-organic ingredients allowed under the current USDA organic certification. While their is no policy at the Federal level regarding GMO-labeling for food, states like Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine have taken steps to require food …

Things We Love: Whole Foods

Ok, we’re going to be up front with you here: we are BIG fans of Whole Foods. As advocates of an organic, sustainable lifestyle that’s good for our health and the planet, we just love that there’s a supermarket chain out there that shares our commitment to responsible commerce, enriching peoples’ lives in healthy ways, …

4 Worst Ways to Fight Hunger (You’ll Never Donate Cans to Charity Again!)

Our most recent post in support of No Kid Hungry and their GO ORANGE campaign showcased five effective ways to volunteer your time to end hunger in America. And those strategies are vital in the quest to provide reliable meals to about 50 million underfed Americans, including almost 16 million children. But these great new …

What’s the Environmental Cost of Your Greek Yogurt Habit?

How much do you love Greek yogurt? Well, if you’re reading this the answer is probably somewhere between “Uh, the most?” and “I’m making Greek yogurt batches in my basement sink right now. Why do you ask?” Hey, we get it. The stuff has a velvety smooth texture and just the right amount of tang, …

Can We Save the Environment With Gas-Free Cows?

When they speak and write about the greenhouse effect, environmental stewardship advocates these days tend to talk mainly about the emissions from cars, jets and factories. Those things are definitely important, and there’s a ton of work left to do. But has everybody forgotten about methane from cows? Remember when cow effluvia used to be …

4 Ways Factory Farms Are Making Us Sick

Americans are eating slightly more meat today that we were in 1970, but we’re devoting a lot less of our budget to beef, pork and chicken than we were 40 years ago. In fact, that figure has been cut by more than 60%, from 4.1% to 1.6%. How is that possible? For sustainable food advocates, …

For Sale: Burger Made In a Test Tube ($300,000 OBO)

Tired of trying to figure out if you need to eat organic grass-fed beef to save the planet? Worried that the only option you’ve got left for reducing your environmental footprint is giving up meat altogether? The next big thing in sustainable food could be the answer to your problems. Say hello to lab grown …