Organizations and Websites to Check Out
Hundreds of organizations in North America are working to green our collective foodprint. Here are some of my favorites:
- Exposes questionable practices of agribusiness.
- Grades corporations, including food producers, on their environmental impact, human rights, and other issues.
- Nationwide group of food professionals who support sustainable agriculture and help chefs transition to Earth-friendly practices.
- National organization for the health of person and planet, offering education and support for choosing a plant-based diet for over 20 years.
- A free online directory of local sustainable food, with thousands of listings–farms, markets, restaurants, CSAs, and more.
- Can be accessed from mobile devices so you can choose fish with the Earth in mind. Blueocean.org/seafood.org the computer site related to fishphone, is a nonprofit consumer group that advocates safe food produced sustainably and humanely.
- Advocates for policies that support safe and sustainable food and water, and offers informative newsletters.
- Consumer defender and food expert Marion Nestle’s ongoing watchdog site.
- eco-labels From Consumers Union (which produces Consumer Reports), this site helps you decide if an eco-label is genuine and meaningful.
- The Humane Society of the United States conducts research and campaigns to change the cruel factory farm system.
- Powerful search engine for finding organic and local food nationwide at Community Supported Agriculture farms and farmers’ markets.
- The Marine Stewardship Council labels sustainable seafood and educates consumers, producers, and fisheries worldwide.
- Gives information about campaigns for organic, fair trade, honest labeling, food safety, health, and more.
- Creates investment funds to support local sustainable food systems.
- Union of Concerned Scientists reports explain the science of agriculture and give practical tools to help consumers shop wisely.
- From Pesticide Action Network, this site tells you what carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, and other chemicals are found in foods.
SaveNature.org, my non-profit partner, raises money to save rainforest and coral reefs while educating children and adults about the importance of saving habitats and species. Edible EdVentures is our food and environment project. All author’s profits from this book go to these programs.
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