Most produce people eat, organic or not, travels thousands of miles to reach the shelves of their local supermarket. The journey exacts a huge toll on the environment as refrigerated tractor-trailers packed with green tomatoes and bananas crisscross the country, burning diesel and spewing pollution and greenhouse gas. The solution: eat locally grown food.
Organic Grapes, Organic Wine The Harvest is Bountiful, but the Labeling Controversy is Still Fermenting
Organic wine is here to stay thanks to several pioneering American wineries incorporating local produce and green packaging.
Woodbury County, Iowa became the first government in the U.S. to financially support organics when the board of supervisors voted last year to give a property tax rebate to farmers transitioning to organic. Since then, Woodbury officials have also passed a law that requires the county’s food service contractor to purchase organic food grown and processed within 100 miles of the county courthouse whenever available.
While the organic food sector is soaring in the U.S.—it ‘s the fastest-growing segment of the food industry—the government has done little to encourage it.
While organic pasta represents only two percent of total yearly pasta sales, it is a growing niche.
If you’re looking for natural fiber clothing that’s easy on the environment, there have never been so many good earth-friendly options…