Our best tips to help you eat nutritious, local, ethical and organic food for less
A closer look at what’s in the jar The Alternative Health Journal recently studied over 100 baby foods and found that many contain ingredients that are not necessary to a baby’s diet, let alone health. Results concluded that many commercial baby foods contain high quantities of sugar and trans fats; both ingredients that are not…
How to save money in the kitchen that you can use towards buying clean, sustainably produced foods. On our Ethical Foods on a Budget page we list numerous ways in which you can lower your grocery bill. Often, however, it isn’t very easy to get around the expense of buying sustainably produced foods. For instance I am an…
Here are a few excellent, easy to follow recipes on how to make your own jam to your preference: preserved in the freezer, fresh in the refrigerator, or one that has a long shelf life in your pantry.
Skip the weird flavors, cheap ingredients, chemicals, high price and packaging. Making salad dressing from scratch is easy.. Making your own salad dressing is healthier because you can control what goes in, as well as the quality and freshness of those ingredients.
Here’s another example of how you can enjoy healthy organic food on a budget. When you think of eating organic, you probably don’t think of a meal for two for less than $5. Here is a real life example of what an inexpensive, nutritious and organic meal looks like.
Sprouting is a great way to add nutrient and protein rich foods to your diet if you are cutting back on meat and animal products. Learn how sprouting can help you enjoy organically grown foods on a budget. Even urbanites with no outdoor space can grow their own crops for next to nothing.
CropMobster has saved tons of food from being wasted by connecting excess farm produce with people who want it. Sometimes food is free or reduced to half price.
While EBT is widely accepted at supermarkets, families relying on EBT have not been able to buy local, sustainably grown food at farmers markets, since the markets have had no way to accept them. That is beginning to change.
Climate change: what it costs and who is footing the bill. Maximilian Auffhammer, Associate Professor and Agricultural and Resource Economics Director at UC Berkeley, looks at the effects of climate change through a different lens than most. As an environmental economist, Professor Auffhammer breaks down actions that cause damage to the environment and puts a…
Americans are still bearing the financial burden of the drought which devastated crops in 2012. Unfortunately, we have only begun to see the real effects of the drought on food prices—the worst of which is still to come. The total financial impacts of the drought are still being calculated over the months to come. Inflation of food prices is expected to occur at different times for different foods throughout 2013, but overall the rise is supposed to reach 3-4 percent, particularly in eggs, meat and dairy products.
Is there any way to grow your own food without dedicating all your free time to tending a garden and spending as much as you would in a grocery store for organic veg and fruit? I sincerely believe so, and this ongoing series of articles is about me, a novice gardener with a sunny balcony.
The eye-watering disparity between the price of conventional and organic goods has influenced the perception amongst shoppers that healthy, wholesome food is very pricey. But why does organic cost so much more?
Buying organic, local and sustainably raised food can wreck your grocery budget. Joining a Community Supported Agriculture scheme can help keep costs down, while providing you with an abundance of clean, locally produced food.
Where does the cost of a meal intersect with the value of eating clean, sustainable food? Do we bring our values with us when we eat out? We examine attitudes of diners and the challenges of getting more local and sustainable food on your plate.