At the grocery store, when the check out clerk asks, “paper or plastic?,” what’s the more ecologically sound choice? Consider this: About 14 million trees are used annually to make paper bags for Americans. And, it takes 12 million barrels of oil to make a year’s worth of plastic bag.
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In the first-ever Cooperate for Community! contest, judges recently named Joseph Kiefer, Barbara Eiswerth and Juanita Nelson as the individuals whose work in the area of sustainable food most exemplifies the cooperative spirit.
The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) today announced it is partnering with Hanover Consumer Co-op, PCC Natural Markets and Unified Grocers on a pilot program exploring the implementation of the organic industry’s first system-wide, retailer-based organic fraud detection and prevent
October is National Co-op Month, a time set aside to celebrate the positive economic and social impact of a co-op on a community.
The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) today announced it is calling on its member co-ops’ suppliers and vendors nationwide to help raise funds for family farmers in the upper Midwest affected by the historic floods that devastated portions of the area last month.
The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative representing natural food co-ops nationwide, today announced the addition of its 110th member: Oneota Community Co-op of Decorah, IA (www.oneotacoop.com).
Progressive Grocer, a monthly magazine serving food retailers nationwide, has named Robynn Shrader, chief executive officer of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), among the "Top Women in Grocery" in its August issue.
Do you know people in your community who are working for more sustainable food, while exemplifying a spirit of cooperation along the way? Now through Sept.
The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a member-owned co-op with over 100 independent food co-op members nationwide, today announced the addition of Bluff Country Co-op in Winona, MN to their membership.
Eleven years after scientists produced the first cloned animal, a sheep named Dolly, the FDA this year could approve the sale of dairy products and meat from clones in supermarkets nationwide —unless concerned shoppers act now, according to the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a b