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 […]

Co-opting an Unsustainable Food System: Student-Run Collectives Replace Junk Food Franchises on College Campuses

When Panda Express, a 1300-outlet Chinese fast food chain, announced plans to open a branch on the campus of the University of California Berkeley, a group of students protested, not surprisingly given that their city is the heart of all things local/seasonal/sustainable/organic in this country. What is surprising is that the students not only defeated […]