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What We Can Learn From the California Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you've heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven't...

Beyond Food Justice: Healthy Food Choices for All

Leo Brown | Posted 03.24.2014 | Home
Leo Brown

A study recently published by the Harvard School of Public Health has shown "that the healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least he...

Losing Weight Is Too Expensive

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Losing weight can be expensive if you make certain choices, but it can also be inexpensive. It all depends on your planning and on the choices you make.

Bad News For Chipotle Fans

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Oct 17 (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said better-than-expected sales at established restaurant...

Eating an Anti-Cancer Diet (Without Breaking the Bank)

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living

While buying all of your groceries at a store like Whole Foods could potentially break the bank (I love you, WF, and visit your establishment at least once a week, but you are crazy expensive), there are other, less costly options.

WATCH: How Much Food Does $5 Buy Around The World?

Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Coffee fiend? According to the BuzzFeed video below, you might want to consider moving to India then. You'll get way more bang for your buck, at least...

The True Cost of Industrialized Food

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

It seems an irresistibly good deal, our 99¢ soda or $1.50 loaf of bread. But these prices represent just a fraction of the true costs of getting that soda and bread into our shopping bags. We pay for the hidden costs of the corporate food supply chain in multiple ways, not all of them financially.

Chewing On The Future of Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Our cultural attitudes about the use of our feet and our forks are ill-advised, but not crazy; they always made sense before. For most of human history, calories were relatively scarce and physical activity was unavoidable. Our prevailing inclinations are well-suited to that scenario.

The Coming Food Storm

Posted 08.14.2012 | Home

In this recent HuffPost Live segment, host Mike Sacks discusses the fluctuation in food prices with Michael Yezzi, a pork farmer from upstate New York...

11 Ways to Reduce Your Food Costs

Organic | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home

Being a bit frugal can help us to make more conscious choices, not just for our health, but for the health of our planet, too.

What the Food Movement Can Learn From OWS This Thanksgiving

Carla Wise | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Carla Wise

While OWS protesters may focus on Bank of America and Chase, it is the corporate giants of food and agriculture, such as Monsanto, Nestle and ADM that are the 1% in the food world.

Janell Ross

From Fresh Food to French Fries: Great Recession Assails American Eating Habits | Janell Ross | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

As Michele Washington walks into a McDonald's in Harlem on a recent evening, exhausted from a two-hour commute and eager for an inexpensive meal, her ...

Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Rising Costs, Including Charging For Produce

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Food banks around the country are implementing new policies to combat rising food costs and food shortages as more people are struggling to get enough...

China Manufacturing Growth Slows On Power Shortages, Inflation Curbs

ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's manufacturers suffered sluggish growth in orders in May as widespread power shortages and inflation-fighting curbs on credit...

Is Food Too Cheap?

The Sweet Beet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Sweet Beet

We have driven costs so far out of the food system that in so doing we have not only driven down nutritional value, but driven out the notion of food being a precious resource.

Ethanol Subsidies: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Calls For Their Expiration

Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a clear sign of momentum against ethanol subsidies, a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators has signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders...

The True Cost -- and Reward -- of Fresh Food: Time Well Spent

Susie Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susie Middleton

The usual argument against sustainable food is that it costs too much; but my farm share (which I pay directly to the farmer) is a bargain.

Poverty in America: A Relative Term

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Beckmann

Measuring poverty in a way that more accurately reflects today's demands on a family's budget is necessary to ensure that no family is left behind.

Home-Grown Vegetables Grow In Popularity

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost 70 years after Britons were urged to Dig For Victory to produce hearty home-grown food to help the war effort, domestic horticulture is coming ...