Sustainable Ingredients

The sustainable food movement seems to be exploding these days, whether on farms, or in communities. This is great news, because our primarily industrialized food system – along with our collective health in the US – is in dire straits. The way our food is produced and consumed has profound impacts on the environment, health, our communities and animal welfare. While much needs to be done on a public policy level to address deep systemic problems, especially around equal access to fresh and healthy food, our personal food choices DO make a profound difference.

In this Sustainable Ingredients section, you’ll find primers on the most important factors to consider when shopping for sustainable food. Use the links in the header above ┬áto clarify your understanding of food labels, to cut through the greenwashing, and to prioritize how to best spend your food dollar in support of a sustainable food system. In no particular order.

Do also check out my Twitter feed for links to action alerts, articles and news from the sustainable food world.