Ever ponder the difference between “Fair” Trade and “Free” Trade? They both sound appealing in their own way, but actually couldn’t be more different. Free Trade, and it’s parent, “Globalization,” represent the current trend in global trade whereby companies search the world for the cheapest labor and lowest bar with regards to labor and environmental […]
For over 30 years, Vegetarian Times has been at the forefront of the healthy living movement, providing delicious recipes, expert wellness information and environmentally sound lifestyle solutions to a wide variety of individuals. The Vegetarian Times Taste Test is a part of the “This Just In” section of the magazine that focuses on vital food, […]
Below is a table of 43 fruits and vegetables that were tested by the Environmental Working Group for pesticide residue. The foods are ranked from worst to best (descending) and the chart will tell you what percentage of that particular fruit/vegetable had pesticides on it and how many pesticides could be detected on each fruit/vegetable.
Compost happens. That’s the beauty of the wonderful way nature disposes of its dead, be it leaf, animal, the old oak tree in your front yard or you and I. It’s the best model for “zero waste” disposal, period. In nature, nothing goes to waste. It’s a perfect circle of life. The death of a […]
I often hear friends say “I’d like to eat organic, but it’s just too expensive.” Well, if you are reading this I doubt I have to tell you of the dangers of the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides sprayed on our foods. And you may also know that the jury is now in on the fact […]
WNMC’s Radio Anyway talks to Autumn Berry farmer Paul Sears and visits Food For Thought to learn more about this infamous outlaw fruit.
In theory, I’m a big fan of tankless water heater technology. I even brought one back from Hong Kong in a large suitcase many years ago. It’s still cranking out the hot water in my processing facility. When it came time to replace my 20 year-old hand-me-down tank water heater in my home I thought, […]
To learn more about Green Cuisine, listen to this interview with Timothy Young on the Mary In The Morning Program. Timothy talks about the philosophy of Green Cuisine, local food and the local food economy as well as sustainability and zero waste events. Green Cuisine attracted close to 1000 people who spent an evening on […]
As a home schooling parent, cooking with my kids and their friends has been of interest to me. Combining some fun with raising their awareness around the issues of sustainable food and social justice has been the goal. My first foray was to take my daughter Stella to Chiapas Mexico last winter to visit Zapatista […]
Food For Thought, Inc. has been named “Business of the Year 2007.” by the Benzie County Chamber of Commerce. They were honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner on October 23rd at Crystal Mountain Resort.