Everything we eat has a “footprint”—or an impact on the world because of the way it is produced, packaged, shipped, sold or disposed of. The following articles are about the ecological and health impact of various foods and food production methods.
In other words: Foodprints.
Is Pork Bad for You?
Is pork bad for you? Or is it a healthy, traditional food that’s an integral part of every self-sustaining homestead? This article will help you decide.
Are Organic Eggs a Scam?
If you can’t trust even organic eggs anymore, how do you know which eggs are safe, nutritious and humane?
Grass Fed Beef Can SOLVE Global Warming
Scientists and ranchers alike see managed intensive grazing as the solution to desertification, air and water pollution, and even climate change. Here’s why.
Why You Should Join a CSA This Year
Over the last 20 years, CSA or Community Supported Agriculture has become an increasingly popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal—often organic—food directly from a farmer at a great price. Here’s how it works…
The Environmental Cost of Superfoods
Sustainable harvesting practices are simply not efficient enough to meet America’s ravenous demand for food we don’t really need. No matter how you justify it, the choice to be a “green” consumer is still to be a consumer.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sugar
Many people are confused about the different kinds of sugar and sweeteners available today, and whether they are healthy and safe. Here is the lowdown on 25 different types of sweetener on the market today.
Why Soy is Bad for You and the Planet
Despite the well-crafted, expensive PR campaign, soy is not a health food, and people need to know the havoc it has wrought on both our bodies and the environment.
Agave Syrup is Bad for You!
Many people don’t realize that the concentrated fructose in agave syrup is worse for you than high amounts of glucose, especially if you are diabetic.
Grass Fed Cows Emit Less Methane
New research has caught up to what sustainable farmers, ecologists and nutritionists have known all along: Grass fed cows emit less methane.