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Local Food Movement: Everything You Need to Know

Local Food Movement: Everything You Need to Know

What Is the Local Food Movement?  The local food movement is the push to eat food that is grown and harvested nearby to where it is purchased. It is often contrasted with the contemporary mainstream food system, in which avocados from Mexico are purchased in January from a big-box grocery store in New England. It […]

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    Unlike the U.S., Europe Is Setting Ambitious Targets for Producing More Organic Food

    Unlike the U.S., Europe Is Setting Ambitious Targets for Producing More Organic Food

    By Kathleen Merrigan President Joe Biden has called for an all-of-government response to climate change that looks for solutions and opportunities in every sector of the U.S. economy. That includes agriculture, which emits over 600 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year – more than the total national emissions of the United Kingdom, […]

    A Buyer’s Guide to Environmentally-Conscious Wine

    A Buyer’s Guide to Environmentally-Conscious Wine

    In recent decades, consumers have become increasingly conscious of how our food is produced, and the local, sustainable food movement has moved into the mainstream. Many Americans have transitioned to plant-based diets as awareness mounts about factory farming and harmful large-scale agricultural practices like synthetic pesticide use, soil depletion, and harmful runoff from fertilizer-laden fields. […]

    6 Best Natural Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

    6 Best Natural Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

    Biting insects have a tendency to interfere with the outdoor activities we love the most, but using harsh chemicals to repel insects can be toxic to humans as well. Natural mosquito repellent is a great alternative to keep the bugs at bay without the worry of harmful chemicals on your skin or in the environment. […]

    The Best Vegan Snack Ideas and Brands for 2022

    The Best Vegan Snack Ideas and Brands for 2022

    No matter how filling and nutritious your meals may be, there’s always a temptation to snack. For those on a vegan diet, it’s important to keep your fridge and pantry stocked with quick-and-easy snack items that meet your dietary needs. Thankfully, that’s easy to do. There are plenty of vegan-friendly snacks that are both nutritious […]

    Organic Food Has Become Mainstream But Still Has Room to Grow

    Organic Food Has Become Mainstream But Still Has Room to Grow

    By Kathleen Merrigan Organic food once was viewed as a niche category for health nuts and hippies, but today it’s a routine choice for millions of Americans. For years following passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established national organic standards, consumers had to seek out organic products at food co-ops and […]

    Vegan ‘Charcuterie’ Boards: Everything You Need to Know

    Vegan ‘Charcuterie’ Boards: Everything You Need to Know

    Charcuterie boards have taken over our TikTok and Instagram feeds, but the trend has largely left behind our vegan friends, as true charcuterie boards are mostly made using meats and cheeses. But there’s plenty of delicious vegan ingredients to add to a plant-based board. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, dairy-intolerant, or just conscious of the […]

    Biden USDA Moves to Restore Animal Welfare Protections Shredded by Trump

    Biden USDA Moves to Restore Animal Welfare Protections Shredded by Trump

    By Jake Johnson Moving to reverse one of the Trump administration’s many corporate-friendly deregulatory actions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced plans to revive a rule aimed at establishing specific animal welfare standards that food producers must meet to qualify for the USDA’s organic seal. Finalized in the waning days of the Obama […]