Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less

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Wondering whether it’s worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about those organic carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether strolling the aisles of a modern supermarket or foraging at a local farmers market.

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This down-to-earth, casual guide—small enough to be slipped into your pocket—answers these and other questions for the shopper: - What are the differences among organic, local, fair-trade, free-range, naturally raised, and biodynamic foods? - How affordable is it to subscribe to a CSA farm—and what are the advantages? - Is it better to choose wild Alaskan salmon at $18.99, or the Chilean farmed fish at $11.99? - What cooking oils can be sustainably sourced? - How can a food co-op increase access to, and affordability of, healthier, Earth-friendly foods? - Where can you find sustainably produced sugar, and are there any local replacements for sweeteners from faraway lands? - What do the distinctions between shade-grown and trellised coffee mean? - Is shark okay to eat? How about mackerel? - Why is the war on plastic bags so important? Sustainable eating just got easier.

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Author Elise McDonough
Publisher Chelsea Green
Page Count 96pp
Publication Size 4.75 x 6.5
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date August 23, 2009
ISBN 978-1603581417

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