What’s in a label? Decoding food claims, from natural to non-GMO

Transparency. It’s the new buzzword among consumers demanding to know what’s in their food and brands showing off their ever-shortening lists of ingredients. Packages are dotted with more stamps and badges than ever, but that doesn’t mean the average shopper truly gets a clear idea of how their food was made.  “A stamp on your … [ Read more]

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Grazers Meats launches CSA model for grass-fed beef

During our month of conservation stories, we recommended buying farm-direct beef as a good way to bypass a wasteful supply chain and help out a local farmer’s bottom line. The one downside is that a quarter-cow is a crazy amount of meat. If you’re single, or don’t have a deep freezer, it doesn’t make much … [ Read more]

How to buy farm-direct meat

As we note in this month’s report on food waste, eating a diet heavy in red meat puts incredible strain on the global food system. Nobody expects the world to stop eating beef, but we can most certainly stop eating it as mindlessly as we currently do. Here’s one strategy for responsible meat-eating: if you have … [ Read more]