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Across D.C., a resurgence of the small neighborhood grocery store

On a stretch of Rhode Island Avenue that for years was a food desert stands Good Food Markets, a small neighborhood grocery store that opened in January 2015.<p>Arranged neatly on shelves inside a tiny retail space of a mere 800 square feet is a diverse selection of fresh, packaged and prepared items. …

How chefs became the new policy wonks

Beall and Thomas<p>Tracing the evolution of an unlikely constituency.<p>Culture<p>We may never return to a time when we can eat without giving a thought to …

James Beard

Our Best Tips for Saving Money at the Grocery Store

You don't need us to tell you how easy it is to spend a ton of money at the grocery store. (How is it possible to run in for five things and end up …

9 Grocery Store Staples Worth Buying In Bulk

Because there are times when it pays to buy more than you need.<p>I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a good bargain deal when it comes to …

A German grocery store that's invaded the US is a bigger threat to Walmart, Kroger, and Target than anyone thought

The German grocery chain Lidl is opening dozens of US stores — and it's already becoming a threat to major players in the space.<p>According to a recent note by equity research firm Jefferies, there's evidence that mass-market retailers like Target are now lowering prices to compete with Lidl, which …

A German grocery chain with the power to cripple Aldi, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's is about to invade America

Lidl's first stores will open June 15, the company said Wednesday.<p>At least 20 Lidl stores will open this summer in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and the chain will add another 80 stores along the East Coast by the middle of next year, it said.<p><b>Here's a list of the first store</b> …

How millions of cartons of ‘organic’ milk contain an oil brewed in industrial vats of algae

Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the algae, known as Schizochytrium<i>,</i> multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles corn oil. It …

Biofuel

20 Leaders Under 40 Who Are Shaping the Future of Our Food System

At Food Tank, we are constantly amazed by the variety of ideas, initiatives, businesses, and research put forth by talented individuals making waves …

Episode 808 – The Green Bronx Machine

In the years of creating episodes for our national television series, Growing a Greener World on PBS, we’ve had the privilege of meeting and …

8 Ways to Move the Food Movement Forward in the Age of Trump

In the four months since Trump took office, many of our fears have come true. Spiking deportation activities have scared farmworkers out of the …

driven economic development.

​<p>Story of the Seeds<p>Growth is our thing. To grow we begin from seeds. The three seeds above our 'M' speak to tending and nourishing multiple business …

Our Store | New Orleans Food Coop

LOCAL<p><b></b>We support our local economy, by sourcing our products as close to our store as possible and by building lasting relationships with our farmers …

People's Community Market - More Than A Grocery Store

featured<p>Direct Public Offerings (DPOs) are a way for small businesses to raise investments from their communities and customers. DPOs are similar to …

How Cooperative Grocery Stores are Bringing Food Access to Low-Income Neighborhoods – Cooperative Development Institute

<i>Meet Cathy, the Cooperative Development Institute’s new answerwoman! She can take on any co-op questions you might have, big or small. Today we</i> …

10 reasons to eat as much local food as you can

<b>Buying local food does so much more than just putting fresh food on the table. It builds local economies and communities, even inhibiting urban</b> …

Trump to poor Americans: Get to work or lose your benefits

For a period last year after he lost his food stamps, Tim Keefe, an out-of-work and homeless Navy veteran, used his military training to catch, skin and eat squirrels, roasting the animals over an open fire outside the tent he pitched in frigid Augusta, Maine.<p>The new additions to Keefe’s diet …

Doctors writing fruit and vegetable prescriptions to battle hunger

When a doctor handed Christina Olszyk a prescription for fruits and vegetables Wednesday, it clearly lacked the power to reverse her recent …

Poverty Rate

Do you feel like you’re spending way too much on groceries? Chart of average food costs per month based on family size

18.7K Shares<p>Do you ever feel like you’re spending way too much on groceries? Today, I’m helping you answer the question, <b>How much should I spend on</b> …

Smart Hacks To Reduce Food Waste At Home

As many of you may already know, April 22 is Earth Day and we’re here to talk to you about reducing your food waste at home. As registered …

Hacking

Renowned Chefs Share Tips They Want You To Master In New Documentary

No knife skills required.<p>A number of world-renowned chefs have come together in a new documentary to impart a critical kitchen skill: how to keep food out of the trash.<p>“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” which debuts Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, outlines the crisis …

Why LA's tech community is trying to hack hunger

In today's day and age, the idea of a "food desert" is foreign to many people -- especially in the middle of a thriving metropolis like Los Angeles.<p>In some of LA's high-density regions, especially in the south and southeast parts of the city, there are hundreds of thousands of Angelenos who lack …

Prescriptions For Fresh Produce, And Other World Changing Ideas In Food

Learn about the winner of the food category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards–and the other innovative finalists.<p>Roughly 66 million people in the United States are either on food stamps or suffering from food insecurity, creating what amounts to a buy-by-volume style of unhealthy …

Agriculture

To Solve Hunger, First Solve Poverty

In the past, religious and community groups were the main forces addressing hunger. But, after the economic recession in the early 1980s, and due to …

How to Use Design Strategies to Build a Life You Love

“Life’s ambiguous, you don’t always know what’s going to come next—design thinking is a nice framework for this.”<p><b>Leah Weiss</b> is a professor at the …

Seven things in food to stay livid about in 2017

Artisan anything. Raw milk. All that pseudo-science. Just stop it now<p>Good news. Comfort eating dealt brilliantly with the horrors of 2016, though sadly the effect was only temporary. Once I’d eaten all the salted caramel ice cream, the things that drove me nuts about the world were still there. …

Pseudo-science

Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better

Cooking or baking has become a common cure for stress or feeling down, but there might actually be some science to why small creative tasks might …

Your Food Is Making You Sick

I was listening to a call-in show on the radio this week and a listener from Colorado bragged about buying flour that was free of growth hormone and GMOs. At first I laughed, and then I worried. Scientific ignorance is killing us. It allows climate change denialists to stop us from saving our …

Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud

The team at Basecamp had an awesome series a little while back called Bootstrapped, Profitable & Proud. It was a great read, and I always found it …

Profit