Go Green:

Food Industry

If you want to green your food choices...

Buy Organic

Organic foods are better for your health and choosing to buy organic foods helps to encourage businesses to invest more in organics. Support green businesses offering organic foods.

Buy Fair Trade

This growing category of foods includes coffee, tea, bananas, rice, mangoes, pineapples, chocolate, nuts, olive oil and more. Find Fair Trade foods in the National Green Pages™.

Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project

A CSA is a farm that creates direct relationships with consumers by selling a “share” of its harvest to its members or subscribers. Farms find the markets they need to stay afloat and consumers get weekly or biweekly baskets of fresh, seasonal produce. Check out Local Harvest to find a CSA near you.

Grow your own

Start a garden in your yard or on your balcony or patio in containers. Be sure to invest in organic seeds and soil.

Make your own

Americans increasingly rely on pre-made foods for their daily meals. By making your own meals at home you can better control portion size, ingredients, and you can avoid excess packaging and waste. Invest in a cook book today.

Books about food and sustainability

When you buy these books through BooksWeLike.net and choose Green America as the beneficiary, a donation will be made to support our work.

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth

Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, and the Honest Pleasures of Food

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet