food retail

Eco-Kosher and the Evolution of Tradition

It's no secret that the Jewish community has an incredibly rich relationship with food. In light of ethical controversies spurred by Big Ag, a new tradition called "eco-kosher" is arising--and while it remains focused on rituals, it adds a new twist--a focus on sustainability.

A More Sustainable Jam: Greening Summer Music

Each summer, like thousands of other music lovers, a few friends and I travel to see our favorite bands play. In the spirit of peace and love, we gather to celebrate the community music creates, but what many don't realize is the toll such gatherings can can take on the environment.

Our CSA - Part II

As I wrote in an earlier post, two GRACE coworkers and I are splitting a CSA* share from the 14th Street Y CSA. Interested in seeing what we've been getting? Check out the slideshow for photos of the last six shares.

Can a Food Truck Be Green? In a Word, Yes.

When you think about food trucks, the first words to pop into your head probably don't tend toward "sustainable" or "healthy." But in fact, food trucks are changing the urban food scene in some unexpected ways.

Tell Walmart to Reject New GMO Sweet Corn

There's a new GMO in town: Monsanto's GE sweet corn. If you're unhappy about this, you're not alone. Food and Water Watch has initiated a national campaign to pressure Walmart to refuse to sell products using the GE corn.

Greenwashing Food: How to Smell a Rat

We've been talking about corporate "greenwashing" for a while, now, but if food activists have been hard at work talking to consumers about food systems, so have food marketers.

Film Review - The Real Dirt on Farmer John

This documentary tells the story of one farm in Illinois and the man who was responsible for its evolution from a failing single-family farm into a lively and successful community farm.

Local & Regional Food Systems

A sustainable food system requires robust networks of local and regional food production and distribution. Learn what local food is, why it's important, and how you can support its production.

Glossary of Meat Production Methods

You want to eat better but all those labels are so confusing - what can you do? Carry this handy glossary when you shop to find the best food for you and your family.

Questions to Ask a Beef Farmer

Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthy foods, and supporting sustainable farmers. Here are some questions to get you started.

Questions to Ask a Farmer

Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthy foods, and supporting sustainable farms. Here are some general questions to ask your local farmers. For more in-depth questions, information on why you should be asking them, and the answers you want to hear, download our detailed "Questions to Ask" guides for each type of farm.

Questions to Ask a Hog Farmer

Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthy foods, and supporting sustainable farmers. Here are some questions to get you started.

Questions to Ask a Poultry Farmer

Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthy foods, and supporting sustainable farmers. Here are some questions to get you started.

Questions to Ask a Produce Farmer

Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthy foods, and supporting sustainable farmers. Here are some questions to get you started.

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