Food Issues

The National Chicken Counsel Is Trying to Con Shoppers

Alternet 9/19 9:59A David Coman-Hidy, AlterNet
New guidelines are an attempt to deflect consumers’ real concerns. Lying big is a tried-and-true practice of big business. Reports from August on a disturbing Harvard study found that ExxonMobil has a...

Building Portland’s Local Food Economy at the Redd

Civil Eats 9/17 10:58P Hannah Wallace
When Cattail Creek Lamb owner John Neumeister was younger, he would devote one day per week to making the 110-mile drive from his ranch near Junction City, Oregon to Portland, where the bulk of his...

7 Good Things That Happen Every Time You Decide to Buy Local

Alternet 9/15 4:50A Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet
Shopping local will help you live longer—and better. In times like these (Donald Trump, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, police brutality, etc.), it’s natural to feel a need to do...

Do You Really Need a Meal in Box Delivered to Your Doorstep?

Alternet 9/8 8:30P Melissa Kravitz, AlterNet
The meal kit service Blue Apron had an underwhelming IPO. A New York City chef offers one possible explanation. “To me, meal kits feel like cheating, not cooking,” Chef Amanda Cohen wrote in a New...

Water Just Got Healthier—or So Pepsico Wants You to Think

Alternet 9/8 3:00P Sophie Linden, AlterNet
Does reverse-osmosis designer water really help a crippled planet? This year PepsiCo released a new line of water called Lifewtr, a pH-balanced drink sparkling with electrolytes purportedly meant to...

Trigger Happy With Toxins

Alternet 9/7 10:35A Jill Richardson, OtherWords
New varieties of GMOs come with instructions to douse the earth with toxic herbicides. For many years, genetically engineered crops were said to be environmentally responsible. Those crops have genes...

4 Tips for an Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Labor Day BBQ

Alternet 9/1 8:45P Reynard Loki, AlterNet
Click here for reuse options! Grilling is more enjoyable when it doesn t harm animals or the environment. Like many Americans, you may be looking forward to a backyard barbecue on Labor Day weekend. ...
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