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Green Consumption 2.0 – Not Just Frugality

Last Thursday, the New York Times had an interesting piece on green consumption during the recession. The article provided very interesting examples from…
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Buying Local: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

We’ve all heard sneers from those saying that “buy local” is simply the latest foodie fad, but naysayers need to learn more about…
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FreshList App Creates Useful Virtual Marketplace for Local Produce

With the burgeoning demand for fresh, local produce and small food producers facing the common challenge of access to marketplaces, the new FreshList…
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Investment Fund Launches to Build Model Local Foodshed

There’s a lot of hubbub these days about developing healthy, thriving local food systems, but who is actually financing this lofty endeavor? Just…
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Mobile Unlocks the Future of Local

Mobile is unlocking possibilities for local lifestyles that could very well redefine consumption as we know it. Location based micro-economies are emerging with…
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Is the Future of Local Food Hiding Inside Shipping Containers?

Local food is not just a growing trend but also a fertile ground for innovation. Last June I wrote here about BrightFarms’ innovative…
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Farmers Markets Good Source of Jobs Despite Lack of Government Support

If you’ve noticed more farmers markets around in recent years, you aren’t imagining things — local farmers markets in the U.S. doubled from…

‘Locally Produced’ Defined Differently by Major Grocery Chains

The local food movement has come a long way from what started out as a fringe fraction of the population to grabbing the…

Can the Local Food Movement Go Mainstream?

The local food movement has has been gathering steam for the last few years. Time magazine put local food on its cover in…
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Less Meat or More Local Food? Sustainability Calls for Both

Last month Andrew Winston wrote about Weber and Matthews’ article from 2008, ‘Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the…
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Chipotle Moves Toward Local Sourcing

The restaurant had a goal of using approximately 5 million pounds of local produce like bell peppers, oregano and romaine lettuce, and eventually…
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Are Supermarket Rooftop Farms the Killer App for Local Food?

Every time gas prices go up, local food gets another shot to make its breakthrough to the mainstream. At $4 a gallon, when…
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The Ark of Taste: Eating Well to Save Species

This post is part of a series on sustainability in the health and wellness industry, curated by Becky Eisen, Dana Ledyard, Izabel Loinaz.…
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Crop Mobs Build Communities and Create Access to Healthy Local Food

This post is part of a series on sustainability in the health and wellness industry, curated by Becky Eisen, Dana Ledyard, Izabel Loinaz.…
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The Local Food Movement: Back En Vogue

History has a tendency to repeat itself.  The “local food” movement, characterized by citizens obtaining food from farmers in their local community, was…