Eco-Friendly Food

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

A flexitarian is a person who eats mostly a vegetarian diet, but occasionally includes meat. Does that mean you eat meat once a week? Once a day? It doesn’t matter because there is no formal definition of flexitarian. It is flexible to meet your needs. It simply implies that that you are leaning more in … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

Surveys consistently show that people believe that labeling foods organic means they are healthier for you. That is not necessarily true. Organic means the food is farmed or ground by strict guidelines that restrict the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms. That’s good for both you and the environment … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

October is Fair Trade Month, a time when we should be thinking more about the products we buy. A recent survey showed that while 70% of shoppers are familiar with the term Fair Trade, they are confused about what it means — and why they should choose these products over other brands. Fair Trade agricultural … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

The meat you eat could be getting a lot more expensive in coming years. Thirty years ago, we didn’t know about trans fats, and Whole Foods didn’t yet exist. Those are just two small examples of how eating today is different. How will it look three decades from now? Trend watchers at the Institute for … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

Many Americans are aware of globalization and the out-sourcing of commerce—but do they know how it is affecting their grocery carts? Today, China is the world’s largest grower of apples. Welcome to the new global dinner table. A developing concern for “ethical eating” is occurring in the US and it’s leading to more questions about … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

What do the new organic labeling standards mean for you? When it comes to organic foods, two things are indisputable: They are one of the fastest growing food markets, with sales of $11 billion expected by the end of the year. Organic foods have often been labeled incorrectly, and many groups were certifying their authenticity. … Read More