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Food and Faith

Food and climate change linked

Modern agriculture could easily be called fossil fuel farming due to the dependence on petroleum and natural gas for food production, processing and distribution. In fact, livestock production (beef, pork, chicken, etc.) accounts for 18% of all the global warming…

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How to be a locavore

Locavore: someone who eats locally grown food. Thirteen plant foods can be grown successfully anywhere in the continental United States. These can be eaten locally and in season without needing to import them from afar. 1. Apples 2. Lettuce 3….

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Does local food cost more?

People often say farmers market food is too expensive. The authors of Eat Local Challenge are intent on debunding this myth with their Penny-Wise Eat Local Challenge, launched last week. The challenge is to eat on a budget based on…

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Where do you buy food?

And does it matter? Maybe you get your food from more than one source? Millions go straight to Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. Wal-Mart gets a lot of flack, but if we could make it greener, more just……

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Fair Trade Coffee Cupping from Bolivia

Slurping a Cup of Fair Trade If you’ve never witnessed “coffee cupping,” this is a great introduction. This process is the reason why some coffee can taste so fabulous. View the 6-minute audio/ visual slideshow for a fascinating look at…

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