Green DIY tutorials: Sustainable food-shopping

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A trip to the superermarket can be a confusing experience for the eco-conscious consumer. How to find products that are organic, local, or GM-free, and to avoid those that aren't? In this week's tutorials, green gurus offer a range of suggestions for mindful buying at the supermarket and beyond.

DIY Sustainable Food-Shopping Tour:
This popular video tutorial by Bill Chameides, dean of the Duke Universary environmental school and lead blogger at greengrok.com, is filled with tips for eco-conscious shopping in several areas of the supermarket.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwtGuXQgPRs


How to Buy Organic Food:
Anna Lappé, author of the cookbook Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, shows you how to ensure the food you buy is organic, including an especially useful section on decoding produce labels.
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-6697246.html

How to Buy Local Food:
In this video, Lappé suggests ways of buying locally, another way of keeping food-shopping sustainable.
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-6704038.html


Sustainable Table:
Sustainable Table offers a wealth of written guides, tips, and other information geared toward eco-friendly food-shopping. The site also gathers a variety of useful links to international farmers' market associations and seafood, dairy, and GM-free shopping guides.
http://www.sustainabletable.org/shop/

 

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