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Swanton Berry Farm: Bringing Justice to the Table

Swanton Berry Farm: Bringing Justice to the Table

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Swanton Berry Farm became one of four farms in the country to receive the Food Justice Certification label. Learn more about what that certification means and why it’s been years in the works.

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Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

It doesn’t take much effort to find bags of coffee with labels that promise social and environmental improvements. But each one of these certification programs promises something different for the farmer and the land — and every promise involves some compromises.

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Bitter Sweet: The Price of Sugar

| November 3, 2007 | 8 Comments

In London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is a small, silver sugar bowl from the late 1700s, complete with a tiny latch for a tiny lock. The mistress of the house would have kept the key herself, as sugar was far too precious to leave unprotected. Today, sugar flows freely at every table. No longer spice […]

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Michael Pollan & John Mackey

Michael Pollan & John Mackey

| February 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

Those expecting a brawl got more of a lovefest when Whole Foods CEO John Mackey met with Michael Pollan author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma at UC Berkeley last night. The feud, if you can call it that, goes to back to a time shortly after the publication of the book when Mackey took issue with […]

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