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Tag: Food Ethics

The Vanilla Industry’s Dark Side

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means sustainable foodies are talking a lot about the link between chocolate and child slavery. The chocolate-slavery connection is an important one, and one we’ve talked quite a bit a out before, too.

What I haven’t seen folks making much noise about are the labor practices surrounding vanilla production.

Milk Facts: What about Humanely Raised Milk and Dairy Products?

Most now know that the conditions for dairy cows on factory farms are cruel and inhumane in many ways. But how about the so-called humane alternatives? With all the new humane claims and certifications out there portraying farmers who really care for their cows and calves, what does this best case scenario really look like? Consider these basic practices of modern dairy farming…

Are your veggies truly vegan?

My vegan friends depend upon farmers markets and CSAs for most of their food supply. When you’re trying to make ethical food choices, it makes sense to get your produce [ … ]