Whole Foods Market arrived in London last year with a bang. The Americans couldn't wait, the Brit's were curious and the press was out for blood. The place was huge with 500 employees and 3 floors of products and restaurants and crowds of people.
In Europe and North America supermarkets like to sell fruit and vegetables that are round and plump and perfectly shaped...and they know their customers. However many of us are learning that the gnarled carrots and funny-looking tomatoes found in
Ben & Jerry's story is green history: the two fat kids who started an ice cream business in 1978, learning it by mail order correspondence--a "happily chaotic experience". It was pure and yummy and they donated to good causes and everyone loved them.
While The Onion's "Obligatory Green Issue" may have raised a chuckle, it's still great to see more and more mainstream coverage of green living and sustainability. The latest publication to grace the shelves with an eco offering is Food and Wine
Moby's advocacy for Vegan Turkey Club Sandwiches has previously caused confusion on these pages (commenter Jel asked us: "How can I join the Vegan Turkey Club?"), and he's due to perform at the upcoming David Lynch Sustainability Weekend. So
There have been plenty of unfortunate consequences predicted as a result of rising food prices, from the rising cost of pasta to the extinction of gummy bears. We're not sure anyone predicted this particular threat though — singing pig farmers. Pig
145 million pounds of ground beef was recalled after the Humane Society of the United States released this undercover video, showing "downer" cows being moved to slaughter with forklifts and other nasty things that will put you off your dinner.
So that's the reason American Government policy started under the very recently deceased Earl Butz promotes a corn-based diet that Michael Pollan says is killing us; it keeps health care costs down. If either Clinton or Obama manage to provide national
Check out the trailer of a fascinating new documentary entitled Raw for 30 Days, a clever twist on the Super Size Me concept. The film chronicles six Americans with diabetes who typically subsist on junk food as they switch to a 30-day diet consisting
As Leonora noted, it is Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK. While I suspect that more North Americans know about Fair Trade than what a fortnight is, two weeks of Fair Trade promotion is a wonderful idea. Ben Clowney is eating nothing but fair trade for the
Have you ever wondered why people today starve when there is so much food that goes to waste? Have you ever considered where your food comes from, and tried growing your own food instead of hitting up the grocery store every week? Imagine with me that
A study published in the British Medical Journal has found a connection between kids with high IQs and their decision to go vegetarian later in life. A study from the University of Southhampton and Southhampton General Hospital compared data from a 20