The Slow Food movement refers to consumers as "co-producers" and promotes the concept that food should be good, clean and fair. The Good Food Award winners supports this idea that we all have a role in how our food is produced.
By the time I got to the register, I felt like a pariah. The only thing worse than having an argument with someone in public is doing it in a charitable place like Habitat for Humanity. It's like yelling at a nun or cutting off an ambulance.
If you're lucky enough to live in sunnier climes, you'll find plenty of local greens, including kale, at your market. And those of us in less-temperate zones can still enjoy this sort-of seasonal green all winter long.
There is one thing that's still been growing, even during the darkest days of the recession: the organics industry. Sure, we are still small. But the organics industry, at $30 billion a year, is now bigger than the publishing industry.
Eyes widened in a room of executives from companies with annual organic sales in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as Schmidt described how cakes baked with organic sugar and flour don't taste as good as regular cakes.