With planting season underway in many parts of the nation, National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) wants consumers to know that a recent deregulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will enable farms to plant potentially harmful, genetically engineered (GE) sugar beet seeds.
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Food has long been associated with American holidays. Cookouts for Independence Day. Turkey (or tofurkey) for Thanksgiving Day. Why not local and organic food for Earth Day?
Instead of relying on ingredient labels to learn about what’s in your food, why not find out directly from a farmer?
Organic food sales are increasing annually by nearly 20 percent. As consumers become more conscientious of their food purchases, they may also find themselves more confused by the information on their food labels.
The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative representing 109 food co-ops nationwide, today is reporting its member stores achieved more than $945 million in sales in 2007.
Think you’re just purchasing rice when you reach for that box on the grocery store shelf? When purchasing packaged foods, you pay for more than just what’s inside the box. The amount consumers pay also includes packaging and, in many cases, advertising.
Thinking about flowers and chocolates for your Valentine this year? The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), which represents 109 natural food co-ops across the nation, suggest romantics also consider celebrating Feb. 14 with heart healthy foods for you and your loved one.
The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), which represents 109 natural food co-ops across the nation, condemns today’s assessment by the Food and Drug Administration allowing for cloned animals into the nation’s food supply.
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.
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.