Robyn M. wrote in with this question: I've recently become even more eco-conscious than before. I'm not just worried about recycling. I am constantly asking myself questions about every product I own, want to own, or need to own. One of those very things is groceries. I am curious, have there been any reviews that rate popular food brands in accordance with their earth-friendliness? If there is such a guide, I could grocery shop with a clear(er) conscious.
When we first read your question, we thought it was going to be an easy one to answer ... but the truth of the matter is: We're just not sure. When we shop, we rely pretty heavily on labels. With very little sleuthing, you can determine if what you're buying is organic or not, fair trade or not, etc.
As far as guides go, we did a little hunting and found The Eco-Foods Guide. It gets a few very positive reviews at Amazon.com. But we haven't read it, so we can't recommend it.
Has anyone out there read the Eco-Foods Guide? And what are your thoughts? Is there a better eco-grocery guide?
Actually, this seems like the perfect opportunity for everyone to weigh in on their favorite eco-resources. Whether it be a book, a web site, a newsletter ... whatever, please share!
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(Re-edited from a post originally published 08.08.07)