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10 Things We Should Teach Every Kid About Food

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

We must find creative ways to reintroduce food in its broadest sense to children's everyday activities, starting with school, in order to close the knowledge gap between farm and plate.

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

Is Whole Foods Losing Its Sustainable Luster?

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

Whole Foods' very presence in small regional markets undermines established relationships between regional food retailers and suppliers, including farmers, processors and related service providers.

Seeing Through the Food Industry's "Personal Responsibility" Smoke Screen

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

"Personal responsibility" is used as a smoke screen to cover the tracks of industrial food, tracks that run roughshod over the mirage of choice and personal responsibility.

Guess Who's Controlling Our Food Supply

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

It is hard to understand how a handful of companies have amassed so much control over food ingredients found in an estimated 75 percent of processed foods in America's supermarkets.