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Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide.

Sourcing Sustainable Food | Green Hotelier

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Why more hotels are switching to sustainable food policies and how to create a policy of your own
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Australia Certified Organic
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The Green Restaurant Association (US)
Green Seal (for accredited food-packaging items)
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Local Food Movement | LAW OF THE LAND


In the future, there may be sustainable initiatives such as farmer-managed supermarkets, as is being trialled in the Dutch innovation programme, TransForum, discussion of which can be found in the Food Ethics Council’s Business Forum website ().


Insisting that suppliers are more transparent will help to eliminate or reduce foods that are grown in an unsustainable way and build relationships with the right sellers. Buying Fairtrade-certified products imported from poorer countries is a more ethical option as it benefits disadvantaged producers. The Soil Association, which certifies much of the UK’s organic food, requires foreign farmers to prove they provide employment at fair pay and that they are endeavouring to reduce transport by air.


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Insisting that suppliers are more transparent will help to eliminate or reduce foods that are grown in an unsustainable way and build relationships with the right sellers. Buying Fairtrade-certified products imported from poorer countries is a more ethical option as it benefits disadvantaged producers. The Soil Association, which certifies much of the UK’s organic food, requires foreign farmers to prove they provide employment at fair pay and that they are endeavouring to reduce transport by air.

Sustainable Urban Food Production in the City of …

The organic farming movement is gaining popularity worldwide as people realize the health and nutritional consequences of a diet based on petroleum, chemicals and genetic engineering. In some places organic food is becoming thoroughly mainstream. Sweden has a policy to convert 10% of all farms within three years. In Denmark 10% of all food sold this year is expected to be organic and the (supportive) government is revising its goal upward to 20%. Similar moves are being made in Finland, Sweden, and Germany. Organic methods and scales of production tend to be more labour intensive and less subsidized (in the form of cheap chemical inputs and fossil fuels for which the damage is not accounted for), and this is usually reflected in a higher cost product in the stores. However, this is simply the true, non-subsidized cost of food production and presently we are not accounting for the full costs of food production.

The Ethicurean: Chew the right thing

Australia Certified Organic
CST (Costa Rica’s Certificate for Sustainable Tourism)
EU Ecolabel
Fairtrade (international)
The Green Key (originated in Denmark, now international)
The Green Restaurant Association (US)
Green Seal (for accredited food-packaging items)
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (worldwide)
KRAV (Sweden)
Marine Stewardship Council (international)
Rainforest Alliance
Red Tractor (UK)
The Soil Association (UK)
Sustainable Restaurant Association (UK)

Beyond McMindfulness | HuffPost

The principles of sustainability are still being wrestled with at many levels and no concise definition of sustainability could do justice to all the complexities of the issue. However, it is clear from all writers on the subject that moving in the direction of sustainability will require significant adjustments to the way we currently operate in the ecological, economic and social spheres. It is important to remember that cities, by themselves, can never be sustainable. Cities rely on their economic hinterlands to produce the raw materials and products that are eventually consumed by city dwellers. We would, for example, be hard pressed to produce enough food, in the City of Vancouver, to satisfy anything like our present levels of consumption. But, to what extent we can be self-reliant and harness our waste products is crucial to whether sustainability on a regional, national or global scale is achievable.