Slow Food, the Movement
Stop and smell the roses... er, cheese
You've heard the catchwords that describe sustainable food: local, seasonal, organic, grass-fed, cage-free, etc. But what do they mean, which are most important and how can you tell if they are what they claim? You'll find the answers here.
Begin with Is Organic Food Worth It? which explains just what the organic label guarantees (a lot for the environment, not much for animal welfare). Then read 'Tis the Season for Local Foods to learn how global foods contribute to global warming. And if you care about humane treatment of animals, as I do, check out Ethical Eggs, Dairy and Meat. It will explain how to find cruelty-free animal products you can feel good about.
Finally, have you been wondering why sustainability-minded folks are pushing the idea of eating more plant-based foods? (Clue: It's not for your health, though the diet is good for that, too.) See Down with Meat and its sequel, Another Reason to Eat Less Meat to find out.
Certified Green Restaurants
Dining out with your values intact
Another Reason to Eat Less Meat
Livestock & global warming
Best-Kept Wine Secrets
Organic wines worth the search
Saving the rainforest one bite at a time
Poor Henny Penny
Bye-bye henhouse, hello factory
The Perfect Cup
Shade grown and bird friendly
Eating in the Neighborhood
Benefits & pleasures of local food
The All New American Barbecue
Not your father's menu
Ethical Eggs, Dairy and Meat
Animal foods without the cruelty
Is Organic Food Worth It?
How? What? Why? But... Yes!