Is Local Food Better?


The local-food movement has been gaining momentum in developed countries, and in many developing countries as well, in recent years; in the United States alone, sales of locally grown foods, worth about $4 billion in 2002, could reach as much as $7 billion by 2011. Local food’s claimed benefits are driving health- and environment-conscious consumers […]

Buy Organic, Natural Food labels mislead consumers


Organic foods are required by U.S. federal law to be produced in ways that promote ecological sustainability, without common toxic and genetically engineered ingredients. Beware, as the “100% Natural” label does NOT guarantee that the product is free of toxic pesticides, carcinogenic fumigants and solvent, or genetically modified ingredients. The only label that can give […]