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3 questions to ask people who sell you food
3 questions to ask people who sell you food

Sam Mogannam owns the Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, purveyors of organic and locally sourced food. Also the…

Farmer-to-chef marketing
Farmer-to-chef marketing

Twin Cities Daily Planet ("local news for global citizens") looks at the complex challenge of getting more restaurants to…

Web search demonstrates local food trends
Web search demonstrates local food trends

Google has a tool called Insights for Search that paints an interesting picture of trends in local food.

Maybe sustainable farming really IS rocket science
Maybe sustainable farming really IS rocket science

Homer Walden used to make space shuttle parts.

Now retired from his applied physics profession, Walden spends his…

Guardian: Sustainable agriculture “needs massive investment”
Guardian: Sustainable agriculture “needs massive investment”

UK paper The Guardian's environmental correspondent Fiona Harvey reports:

Billions more investment is needed in agriculture and…

From slow food to ‘slow money’
From slow food to ‘slow money’

Health News Digest tells the tale of "socially conscious investing pioneer and author Woody Tasch," who

Nextdoorganics creates a new model for efficient local food sales
Nextdoorganics creates a new model for efficient local food sales

There is a lot of exciting innovation happening in the local food scene. See our previous writeup of

Is local food more expensive?
Is local food more expensive?

An interesting article in the Crookston (MN) Times looks at the question "Is local food more expensive?"

That's…

Fair Trade argues about what’s fair
Fair Trade argues about what’s fair

The New York Times reports that the US branch of the Fair Trade organization has split from its international…

Local food economy, good and bad
Local food economy, good and bad

Tom Philpott, the excellent "food and ag blogger" for Mother Jones, has two charts that summarize the health of…

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