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The Top 11 Health Food Stores in the United States

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.22.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Recently, we highlighted the best 35 Supermarkets in America for 2016. In an effort to provide readers with the ability to find the healthiest food, we've decided to create a new subset of this list. Thus, we present to you The Top 11 Health Food Stores in the United States.

How Well Do You Know The Nutrition Basics?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon -- think: organic, vegan, enriched, ...

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, man...

The Best States For Eating Local

Upworthy | Posted 12.03.2013 | Taste

Getting your food from the region you live in can be good for the environment, good for the local economy, and good for our communities and souls. So ...

Organic Valley's George Siemon -- a Living Legend in Sustainable Agriculture

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

I'm inspired by Organic Valley CEO George Siemon's ability to engage in food advocacy and policy while at the helm of his highly successful business.

The Non-Controversy Surrounding Local Food

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Maisie Ganzler

The contentions that local food's opponents are putting forth are actually founded largely on credible data, and this is in part why the "controversy" surrounding local food persists. However, examining why locavorism does or does not make sense in 21st Century America via only one or two specific data points is leading people to the wrong conclusions.

A 2012 Farm Bill That Support Small Farmers and Nutritional Assistance Programs: Good for Our Nation's Health and Economy

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Eva M. Clayton

Food security is generally recognized as an important goal for our country. Supporting good nutrition for our needy citizens is the right and moral action for our government to take, but it is also the economically and healthy action to take where small farmers will make a significant impact.

Spring Fritatta

Rosie DeQuattro | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Rosie DeQuattro

This recipe captures spring for me, and today I have just-picked spinach, fresh, fresh eggs, organic local milk, feta cheese, and ramps -- my new favorite flavor.

Farm Tour: Search for an Authentic Life

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Now may be as good a time as any to use our travel time and dollars to get to know our neighbors a town or a state over, and to find where authenticity lives in our own communities.

Is Your Neighborhood Making You Fat?

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Is your neighborhood making you fat? According to several studies, it just might be.

Chef Michel Nischan Brings 'Wholesome Wave' Initiative To Struggling Gulf Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, chef Michel Nischan founded Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization helping needy families get access to fresh local foods. Wholesome Wave b...

Veg and the City: My Beef With Locavores

Victoria Moran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Victoria Moran

I fear that a strong anti-vegetarian sentiment has grown up in the locavorism movement as a whole.

A Spice You Can Find In Your Backyard... Or City Park

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Daniel Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Spicebush" sounds like something dreamed up by Dr. Seuss. In fact, the plant is a striking shrub that grows about ten feet tall, with glossy emerald ...

"Local": A Word Worth Saving!

Mike Callicrate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Callicrate

Most don't realize how dramatically food quality has declined under the industrial food system. They, too, often hide behind the false and misleading marketing provided by their food service company.