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Ethical Eating

You Want A 'Natural,' 'Organic,' 'Free-Range' Dinner, And You Probably Don't Know What That Means

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

More trendy restaurants are serving food that seems easier on the environment, but customers often aren't quite sure what they're getting. Does a "gra...

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

Amanda Gregory | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Amanda Gregory

The next time you reach for a candy bar, buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or stock up for holiday baking, consider the price thousands of children are paying to bring you your chocolaty cheer.

The Pig in My Fridge

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The things that show up in my fridge these days (now that I live with a chef) are much closer to alive than they look by the time they reach Key Foods.

The Blessings Of Food

Laury Silvers | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion
Laury Silvers

Muslims have no trouble seeing the blessings in food, we know the good when we see it. We see the light of God in it and we share that light. It is like all things, a sign of God for us to read. It is a taste of Paradise in this world.

'Portlandia' Inspires Fish Fraud Prevention Program

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you suspicious of seafood these days? It's understandable. In January, a This American Life investigation questioned whether some "i...

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

Looking For An Ethical Restaurant? There's An App For That

Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

In the search for food, mobile-savvy eaters often turn to applications like Yelp!, Zagat and Open Table. Now there’s another app that offers diners ...

Teaching Our Children The Ethics Of Eating Meat

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

During dinner with our children, we asked them, all enthusiastic carnivores, why they thought it was OK to eat meat. Their varying responses inspired us to frame this discussion in terms of the Passover Haggadah's description of the Four Children.

Sourcing And Cooking Humanely-Raised Veal

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

The good news is that you can enjoy the luscious flavor of high-quality veal without setting your ethics aside. The way to do it is to obtain your meat locally, from small-scale farmers you can know and trust.

Could You Be Addicted To Meat?

Kathy Freston | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Are you addicted to meat? I see it all the time -- people who want to break the meat habit, but who just keep eating those nuggets, burgers and hot dogs.

A Vegan Diet Was My Path To Good Health

Maya Gottfried | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Maya Gottfried

Though I believed that by making the change to become vegan I was saving the lives of many animals, I remained in the dark about how this new diet might impact my health.

A Marriage of Compromises

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

Let's talk about the Clinton wedding. Is a vegan or vegetarian bride within her tactful rights to impose her eating restrictions on all her guests?

The Localvore Conceit

Time Out Chicago | David Tamarkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Spurred by last year's successful event of the same name, Green City Market is now in the midst of its second Localvore Challenge--a call to Chicagoan...