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Sustainability Named One of ‘Jargoniest Jargon’ Words of 2010 by Ad Age

Advertising Age named sustainability one of the “jargoniest jargon” words of 2010 that they “wish you would stop saying,” right up there with…
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Whole Foods + Etsy = Abe’s Market

Abe's Market is a natural goods store using smart strategies to overcome green retail's pricing problem through social media.

Fake Farmers Markets? Vendors Busted in LA

Farmers markets offer an opportunity to buy local produce, know your farmers, and to buy fruits and vegetables that have not hibernated in…
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Which Logo Indicates What, Anyway?

By: Frank van der Linde Worldwide, there are hundreds of certification schemes and other initiatives promoting the sustainability of food. That is good…
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The Virtues of Slow, Natural, Organic Food – A Myth?

An insistence that food must be fresh and natural is modern-day wishful thinking. As Professor Laudan explains in her blog and in the…
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Honest Tea Trying to Stay Honest

Just as in our personal lives, companies go through growing pains. Organic beverage company, Honest Tea, now faces their own growing pains. From…
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Whole Foods to Personal Care Product Suppliers: Prove Your Organic Claims

Whole Foods is now informing its personal care product suppliers that they have less a year to verify their “organic” claims. Everything from…

Hospital Food Gets a Check-Up

I find it ironic that some of the most unhealthy food can be found in a place where people are receiving medical treatment…
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Lawsuits Start to Surface From Unclear Green Labeling

My conscious weighs on me as I stare at the selection of colorful shampoos in aisle five of Whole Foods.  Should I pay…
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How Can We Create a True “Food Democracy”?

Oprah Winfrey has dedicated three shows to the sustainable food movement in as many years: there’s no surer sign that sustainable food has…

“Gateway Drugs” to the Green Economy

In high school, we were warned against using marijuana, not necessarily because marijuana itself was that bad for you, it was the fact…

What Is All the Fuss About Sara Lee’s EarthGrains Bread With Eco-Grains?

The famous advertisement says, “Nobody does it like Sara Lee.” Considering the controversy surrounding the advertising of Sara Lee’s EarthGrains bread, I think…

Gather Restaurant Epitomises Local Sustainable Restaurant Business

Sometimes I think it would be fun to run a restaurant review site. Since I don’t, it’s nice to occasionally opine about the…

USDA Tightens Organic Grazing Regulations

The recent announcement about USDA’s final regulation on access to pasture for organic livestock is a clear victory for the organic movement. The present language…
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Is the Tea Party the Alternative Energy Party?

I have to be honest. I don’t know much about the Tea Party movement. But as someone who sees our two party system…