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Drawn to Fire: A Fire Starter & His Sustainable Meat Shop

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.26.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Jeremy Stanton, the chef and proprietor of sustainable butcher shop The Meat Market, has a way with fire.

Joe Satran

Customers Shift From Organic To Local | Joe Satran | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home

A recent survey of grocery shoppers commissioned by Whole Foods Market gives new credence to a belief that's taken hold in the sustainable food moveme...

The First Lady and Me

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

As I shared my photo of Mrs. Obama and me with my friends and colleagues, no one asked me about what she had to say about the election -- or her campaign pitch.  It was all about food issues and children and education.

The Conscientious Consumer's Quandary

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

If you aren't able to make regular visits to every farm your food dollar touches, and if you really want to have confidence in the farms you are supporting, you need to look for a credible third-party certification.

Weekly Mulch: Local Food--Where Sustainability Meets Self-Reliance

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Last week, environmentalists and food advocates warily welcomed the news that Walmart plans to expand its ...

Just Food ... and a Few Hard Truths

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

According to James McWilliams, author of Just Food, supporting small-scale farms and eating close to the source are only minor gestures in what must be a complex, global re-examination of food production and distribution.

No Impact Man (and Wife) Discuss the Joys of Their Small Carbon Footprint

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

I recently saw an incredible documentary about a Manhattan couple who lived "no impact" for a year. This means they did all they could to drastically ...

Celebrating Food Independence with Food Democracy

Cynthia Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Torres

Organizations and activists across the country are calling for America to celebrate their Food Independence this July 4th by making the choice to buy local foods for their holiday feast.

Green Eggs and Ham

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

One of the risks of worrying about something as grand as the planet is that the concerns never end. As people and pollution proliferate, those apprehensions can be a heavy and constant burden.