The future looks complicated for this organic mega-chain, but one thing's for certain: it's going to be in the news a lot in the coming months. So you should probably catch up on the facts behind this 35-year-old grocery mecca.
On the food subject, when ordering in a restaurant, be aware that the first course is called entrée; the main dish is le plat principal, and the dessert is le déssert; so when in America, you see the word entrée as the main dish, it's just simply wrong.
Feeling like she's always running in circles, Anali runs a small weaving microbusiness, studies accounting at university, and cares for her partner and daughter at home. She left her rural village and is already banking on a brighter future for herself and her kids.
After a couple of months of nonstop Super Walmart, I had enough. I decided to take a field trip for the day while the kids were in school just to go to Whole Foods and stock up. You would not believe how thrilling this was for me, and I was a bit giddy with anticipation.
If a stable food system is one in which farmers produce what consumers want, consumers know what they're getting, and consumers' decisions influence farmers' production plans, then full disclosure seems necessary.
At 19 years old, James Berk is the youngest of seven owners of Mandela Foods Cooperative in West Oakland, California. It's a remarkable achievement for someone who dropped out of school in fifth grade.
When Coke buys Odwalla or Pepsi buys Naked Juice, The Man dumbs the product down. It's no longer quite so high-quality, quite so green -- because The Man is about the bottom lines, not triple bottom lines.