Newsbites: Choice Tidbits from the Week in Sustainable Food

  PR Flub of the Week The award this week goes to Trader Joe’s. The feel-good bastion of all things fair and natural, has steadfastly refused to sign a Fair Food Agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)—a social-justice organization based in the south-Florida migrant community of Immokalee. The coalition has long been pressing supermarkets […]

Meet Your Meat: Feedlot Vs. Free-Range

Before buying your next cut of beef, consider these two photographs.   The top one is of the Harris Ranch Beef Company feedlot along Interstate 5 about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. There, up to 100,000 cattle at a time are crowded on top of their own excrement into one square mile of […]