What's Important to Local Food Consumers?

I recently came across a survey of 500 'typical' households in the Midwest done by the University of Nebraska.  They interviewed the primary grocery shopper about her/his attitudes and opinions about locally grown and processed food,  including meat, as well as organic and all-natural . ...more

Food Choices in the Real World

There's an interesting discussion going on at Bitch Ph.D. It's about one woman's frustrations surrounding food choices and feeding her family. In one single post, she touches on enough topics to fill this blog for the next six months: How do you feed your family healthy, tasty, economical and appealing meals that you can afford financially and time-wise? Add to that a desire to make your food choices reflect your values and other concerns such as the desire to eat local, support sustainability ...more

Food Labels Made Simple

Feedstuffs Foodlink (one of my best sources for information for this blog) has sponsored a brochure which clearly defines many of the common food label terms for meat and poultry. ...more

Label Me "Done"

Labels. We all have them. Our family calls us "Daughter" or "Sister", our friends "Friend." Those are the positive labels we ought to have, the ones we ought to identify with. Unfortunately, it's the negative labels that often leave a bad taste in our mouths and echo in our minds ad nauseum. ...more

Back To School Shopping For The Environment

Every year, parents spend millions of dollars on back-to-school supplies. This year, be sure to shop green. Remember that many thrift stores carry school supplies that will cost you a fraction of retail prices. Avoid excess packaging. A large percentage of solid waste stream is the result of unnecessary packaging. When given a choice, choose the product that is sensible, not over-packaged, and reuse or recycle packaging. Look for green labels that let you know the product is certified as environmentally friendly. Shopping list: What is it made of and Where can I get it? Water Bottle: ...more