Who is Fighting the Good Fight with me?
If you would like a better food supply and a cleaner planet, please make a donation to the organizations who are fighting every day to raise consumer awareness, to clean up our food supply and environment, and to regulate companies that manufacture and distribute products and by-products that are making us sick. Know anyone who has cancer? These non-profit organizations are fighting the real fight against cancer by trying to reduce and eliminate our exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. So go ahead, give the gift of life in honor of someone you know or knew with cancer.
Food and Environmental Organizations
- Center for Food Safety
Advocacy group challenging harmful food production practices
- Center for Science in the Public Interest
Science-based consumer advocacy organization with an agenda to improve America’s food system
- Cornucopia Institute
Investigates agricultural and food issues, provides information to consumers and farmers, rates foods
- Environmental Working Group
Empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. They influence consumer choice and civic action through research and education.
- Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
National organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers.
- Food Democracy Now
Grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families.
- Food Navigator
News and Analysis on food and beverage development in Europe and the United States.
- Food Policy Action
Lobbies for national policies that make our food system more balanced and provide healthy, affordable food for all.
- Food and Water Watch
Champions healthy food and clean water for all. They stand up to corporations that put profits before people and advocates for consumers and the environment.
- Just Label It
Advocacy group that analyzes government labeling laws
- Natural Resources Defense Council
Combining the power of three million members and activists with the expertise of 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
- Non-GMO Project
Dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply through consumer education and outreach programs
- Northeast Organic Farming Association
New York’s leading non‐profit organization providing programs and services to promote sustainable, local organic food and farming
- Nutrition Facts
Dr. Michael Greger offers tons of free nutritional information, including his Optimum Nutrition Recommendations. Warning: he has a vegan bias.
- Seafood Watch
Program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean
Where to shop
- Local Harvest
Find farmers’ markets, co-ops, and community sponsored agriculture (CSAs) here. Just enter your zip code for a list. You can also start a CSA in your neighborhood.
- Vital Choice
Best fish and seafood supplier in the country. Many health experts endorse Vital Choice as a leading source of healthy and sustainable foods. They provide home delivery (on ice).
- U.S. Wellness Meats
They sell online pastured beef, lamb, bison, and poultry, along with specialty items, from sustainable family farms. I’ve tasted many of their items at trade shows and they are delicious.
- Thrive Market
Online market with huge selection of organic/paleo/vegan/non-GMO pantry items at a great cost. Membership required.
Online market selling vitamins, beauty care, herbs, nuts and seeds, energy bars and more.
- Your Local Co-op.
In Austin, Texas we have Wheatsville which is stocked with tons of local and organic produce. The and overall quality of the products is much higher than most supermarkets.
- Natural/Organic Grocery
Check to see if your town or city has one. In Austin we have Natural Grocers.
- Whole Foods
As they expanded, their quality has gone down. It’s not the store it was 12 years ago when I moved to Austin. Still, they have an enormous selection, so there’s plenty to choose from, but read ingredients and ask where things come from.
I generally avoid chains but Sprouts is great for dry/canned/packaged items; they carry a lot of the same items as more upscale grocers like Whole Foods but for less. I wouldn’t buy produce, meat, or fish here.
- Grow your own Food
If you’d like some tips on how to get started, check out this handy guide from the Organic Consumers Association. Buy seeds here.
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