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Farm-to-school programs keep growing and growing

The local food movement has deep roots in public schools, and more districts express interest every day. This article¬ from The¬ Packer examines how programs that keep produce local benefit schools, local farmers, and schoolchildren.

Shades of gray emerge in restaurants’ claims of ‘sustainability’

Buzz words like green and sustainable attract customers to restaurants, but¬ fuzzy definitions¬ make for some confusing wiggle room.¬ A recent Washington Post article examines claims made by a Washington, D.C., restaurant and reveals some menu items are not as environmentally friendly as they seem. This case study of sorts reveals the challenges [...]