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Thursday
Aug262010

The Week in Organic: Food News From the Web

  • Grist's Tom Philpott uses this week's egg recall as a case study in why increased specialization and efficiency within the food system is less appealing than it might sound. 
  • Mobile Farm Trucks or Mobile Farmers’ Markets are cropping up in cities like Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco, according to Planet Green.
  • Think you know a lot about Trader Joe's? Fortune magazine takes an in-depth look at some of the grocer's more secretive practices. 
  • Reuters has a nice little video segment about rooftop farms in NYC.
  • The egg industry took out full-page ads in the New York Times and USA Today yesterday. Nutritionist Marion Nestle annotated it at her Food Politics blog.
  • Endless Simmer offers 100 ways to use tomatoes (with photos).
  • An article in the Chicago Reader looks at the difficulty urban farmers are having connecting with consumers in some African-American communities.

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