By Elsie McDonough:
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Wondering whether its 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.
This down-to-earth, casual guidesmall enough to be slipped into your pocketanswers 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 farmand 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.