Issue Two - Grocery
Still curious about the labels at the grocery story? Want to learn more about how to eradicate food deserts? Well, you're in the right place. We've compiled a library of readings, resources, and guides to help you find what you need. Explore through the links below!
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Labels and Certifications
Delve more deeply into the criteria, standards, and practices related to the labels included in the grocery issue, and check out a few additional certifications we didn't have room for!
Produce: USDA Organic, Certified Naturally Grown
There are hundreds of labels and certifications geared towards eco-consciousness that you may not come across so often. Eco Lab has an extensive index on their site!
Ethical Shopping Tools
Here are some helpful search engines to help you replace the current items on your grocery list with updates that meet your personal ethical standards. Keep in mind that these databases may be run by a group of conscientious community members without much, if any, funding, and lists may be incomplete or slightly outdated. Ask your grocer, farmer, or neighbor when you can't find something that you're looking for.
- Local Harvest's Find a Family Farm (helpful, if incomplete!)
- Eat Wild's Directory of Pasture-based Farms (US & Canada)
- Fair Trade Certified's brand search
- Find a B Corp
- Animal Welfare Approved's product search engine
- Certified Naturally Grown's farm search by state
- Celiac Access' crowdsourced product and restaurant search engine
- Certified Humane Raised and Handled's producer list
- The Non-GMO Project's verified retailer and product databases
- The Rainforest Alliance's verified brand and product database
- 6 Mobile Apps to Ethical and Sustainable Shopping
What is the potential impact of our shopping habits? How do we turn food deserts into food oases?
On Shopping Habits- Local, Ethical
What's a Co-op? (National Food Co-ops Association)
On Food Deserts, Swamps, and Oases
What's a Food Desert? (American Nutrition Association)
USDA Food Desert Locator (USDA)
Stranded In Atlanta's Food Deserts (Atlanta Magazine)
Carver Neighborhood Market brings fresh food to South Atlanta (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
New Oases in the "food deserts" of Atlanta (Georgia Health News)
Food swamps predict obesity rates better than food deserts (Medical Xpress)
Transforming Food Deserts and Swamps to Fight Obesity (Huffington Post)