The True Costs of ‘Cheap’ Food
Ellen Gustafson for The Huffington Post: If I had a dollar for every time someone said that they don’t buy fruits and vegetables or “healthy food” because it’s too expensive, I could feed a small town all organic food for years! But, of course, it’s true — when you look at the prices of so-called […]
Do certification labels really matter?
More good information from our friends at NewHope360: As consumers grow weary over subpar food regulations at the federal level, manufacturers are increasingly seeking ways to help shoppers distinguish their products from the sea of conventional (and often irresponsibly produced) items. Certification labels—sometimes referred to as eco labels—are skyrocketing in popularity. Among the most ubiquitous? […]
Grassfed vs Grainfed
Grassfed -Cattle eat their natural diet of grasses -No antibiotic -No hormones -Cattle roam open pasture to feed -Cattle naturally take 1.5-2 years to mature Grainfed –Cattle eat 90% corn 10% other: forage, cheap high energy feeds like candy, starch, bakery waste, potato waste, pasta, chicken litter, meat processing waste –Antibiotics: 29 million pounds were […]
Find Farms In New York City By Looking Up
Back in the 1960s, Lisa Douglas, the Manhattan socialite played by Eva Gabor in the television sitcom “Green Acres,” had to give up her “penthouse view” to indulge her husband’s desire for “farm livin’.” Mr. Flanner, the president and head farmer of the Brooklyn Grange farming operation, picked greens last week for a restaurant in Brooklyn. Today, […]