Eco-Friendly Food

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

We are throwing out $162 billion worth of perfectly good food each year. This not only wastes food, but it wastes money, water, and the natural resources needed to grow the food that is never eaten. 28% of the world’s farmland, an area larger than Canada, is used to grow food that is never eaten … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

Whether you call them pulses, legumes or just beans, the 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2016 as the year to focus on bean crops as part of a worldwide sustainable food system which promotes food security and enhances nutrition for many people around the World. Beans are a humble, forgotten vegetable, often considered a … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

No, that isn’t a typo. Veggans are those who follow a vegan diet, free of all animal products, but they have decided to eat eggs. The trend seems to have started in England but has jumped across the pond with more vegans becoming veggan. Some add eggs because they simply like them, others are looking for an excellent … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

Advocates of ethical consumption want people to consider the costs to humans and the environment when they purchase products. But only 1 in 4 people are willing to spend more on ethical products. Why are some committed to this idea and others are not? Ahir Gopaldas, a researcher at Fordham University, wanted to understand what motivated … Read More

Do not separate yourself from the planet that feeds you.

For those who wish to avoid foods with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) we already have safeguards in place. The USDA Certified Organic seal assures that no organic farmer can plant GMO seeds and animals cannot be fed grains from GMO crops. On food labels, the Non-GMO Project Verified seal shows shoppers that the food has gone through … Read More

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