Farmers’ markets and other resources and initiatives for locally sourced, organically grown food are sprouting up everywhere in the nation, as communities embrace the health and budget benefits of “going local.”
We’re waking up to the need to make eco-wise choices about the food we grow and eat. But, is it better to buy local, organic or natural? Is shopping at a farmers’ market more green? Here’s a comprehensive insider’s guide to sustainable choices.
Our education system has traditionally held that reading, math, science and English classes form basic building blocks for success. But what lessons are our children learning daily in their school cafeteria? Good food advocates would like to see mandatory funding for Farm to School programs.
Naturally grown fruits and veggies plucked fresh from the field are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But whether or not these nutrients stay around long enough to nourish us depends on how they’re treated during their journey to our table.