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Eating, Wellness, Gardening, Recipes and Loving our Planet. By Teri Underwood.

Buying Green: Favorite Earth-Friendly Food Links

If you are considering sustainability when you shop, some of your top questions may be those I have on my mind when I am making my list. Questions like: will the fish I buy be here for future generations to enjoy? Is it harvested in an ecological way and not harming other sea life? Where in my community can I find local, organic, or pasture raised foods? To help you quickly get to the answers and to make a grocery list that is healthy AND sustainable, here are links to several shopping guides to sustainable foods:

Sustainable Seafood Guide

Pocket Seafood Selector from Environmental Defense Fund

Find Certified Dolphin Safe Tuna

Some fishing companies use methods of fishing for Tuna (such as long netting) that injure and kill dolphins, sea turtles, sea otters, and other sea creatures. To be sure that your Tuna Sandwich is not harming these endangered animals buy Tuna certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MST). This link will give you a list of Tuna brand names and the companies who fish for Tuna in a responsible manner.

Find Local Food and Community Supported Agriculture near you

Find Grass Fed, Pasture Raised Meat, Eggs, and Dairy near you

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Clean Fifteen, Environmental Defense Fund Pocket Guide for Reducing Pesticide Exposure

Buy Fair Trade Certified Products

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