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Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: EcoSalon

Before you jump off to Walmart bashing, let's give this a little thought.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: EcoSalon

Mass marketed chicken is one of the most environmentally disgusting and inhumane things we can eat. But there are alternatives.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2011, Source: EcoSalon

So what does humane treatment of animals actually look like? Who defines it? And most important, if you're a meat eater, what is your personal line?

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

Expeller pressed or cold pressed? Refined or unrefined? With so many differing opinions it's hard enough to figure out what's healthy and what's not.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

Most of the problems in our food system stem from the concentration of power, land, wealth, and political influence in the hands of a few large players.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

Mobile slaughterhouses promote local, sustainable meat production and stronger local economies.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

There are myriad ways packaged food companies mislead consumers through vague, false, meaningless health claims, and difficult to decipher nutritional panels.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

The reason disasters like this happen is due to a lack of understanding that, though we may be at the top of the food chain, we are not separate from it.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

A recent debate between vegetarian-rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman and Howard Lyman focused on the ethics of eating meat and the environmental impacts of meat production.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

Innovative new ways of doing business are blossoming and two companies are showing that serving consumers, workers, and farmers can be the wave of the future.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

The evidence is overwhelming that these new superbugs are at least partially a result of dosing farm animals with subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics added to their feed.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

The first step is to change your mindset from thinking of meat as the center of the plate and shift your shopping and cooking habits.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: EcoSalon

If you know someone who cares about the environment, their body, animals, and taste, yet nobody has ever taught them to cook, give them this book.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2009, Source: EcoSalon

A new study indicates that high fructose corn syrup may be the cause of the huge upswing in childhood obesity and diabetes.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2009, Source: EcoSalon

Over the past decade many small organic food brands have been snapped up by giant corporations. Clearly, this can be bad for standards and quality.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2009, Source: EcoSalon

What you eat and how you cook it can help stave off depression. What are the best foods to eat?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: EcoSalon

Thousands are dying every year from food-borne illness and we have a confusing morass of regulations and agencies charged with enforcing them. How to sort out the mess?

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009, Source: EcoSalon

If you think buying organic, locally-raised food from the farmers' market means that the workers who harvested your food were treated fairly, it’s not necessarily a given.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: EcoSalon

With growing numbers of food-conscious consumers, big corporations are trying to sully the reputation of alternatives to their style of agriculture.