local food

This Local Solar-Popped Popcorn Was a Decade in the Making

This Local Solar-Popped Popcorn Was a Decade in the Making

By Alexandra Zissu When Bjorn Quenemoen was a student at Bard College, he would host monthly popcorn parties. He would put up posters around campus, inviting everyone to his parties. At 10 p.m., on the appointed date, he would turn the lights down and put on some music. Quenemoen would sell a handful of items, […]

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    Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

    Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

    Hannah Semler, founder of food system consulting, Whole Crops, and co-founder of online farmers market, FarmDrop, guides her work with a simple message: respect. “An equitable food system has to start with respect for people and respect for nature.” Semler is trying to change the story of food from production to consumption through better integrating […]

    How to Have Your Healthiest Summer Cookout Ever

    How to Have Your Healthiest Summer Cookout Ever

    By Isabel Walston, EWG Intern Summer is in full swing, which means many Americans are planning cookouts complete with friends, family and fresh food. Whether you’re having a casual kickback or a big bash, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has you covered with tips and tricks to keep your summer cookout fun-filled and healthy. Burgers No […]

    This Bakery Is Transforming the Way We Eat Bread

    This Bakery Is Transforming the Way We Eat Bread

    By Sammy Blair SEYLOU is a bakery and mill in Washington DC built around the art of whole grain baking. SEYLOU works with local farmers to source organic seeds to bake into 100 percent whole grain breads, and creates nutritious pastries and baked goods to reinstate bread as a part of a healthy diet. Jonathan […]

    Meet the Foodies Who Are Changing the Way Americans Eat

    Meet the Foodies Who Are Changing the Way Americans Eat

    By Joshua T. Beck and Brandon Reich As residents of idyllic Eugene, Oregon, with its culture of local food, we might be forgiven for assuming all Americans are “locavores.” The rich volcanic and glacial soil deposits of the Willamette Valley are irrigated by a splendid river system and tilled by farmers who raise everything from […]

    Across the United States, Local Food Investments Link Harvest to Health

    Across the United States, Local Food Investments Link Harvest to Health

    By Sarah Reinhardt Earlier this month, we took a deep, data-driven dive into the state of food and farming across the U.S. with the release of our 50-State Food System Scorecard. Although the country as a whole isn’t exactly the poster child for healthy and sustainable food systems (far from it), there’s a lot of […]

    Study Uncovers Surprising New Reason to Go Local

    Study Uncovers Surprising New Reason to Go Local

    There are lots of ecological reasons to buy local food, from reducing the carbon footprint of the meals you eat to preventing agribusiness‘ destruction of unique ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest. But research published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday uncovered another surprising benefit to local agriculture: it is also better for […]

    How Foodies Can Understand Capitalism and Farm-to-Table Justice

    How Foodies Can Understand Capitalism and Farm-to-Table Justice

    By Nancy Matsumoto A new book aimed at the socially conscious food activist explores how our food system can be a place for transformation through an alliance between the progressive and radical wings of the food movement. As advocates for a just food system, most of us try to live by our beliefs. Shopping at […]