Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… wasn’t a lot of local business infrastructure,” Tighe said. “I’ve seen it really kind of rise out of nowhere. It’s been a lot of grassroots, purposeful local initiatives for small businesses, so now we do have farm-to-restaurant suppliers that did not exist before.” Owner and co-founder Chris Blanc said the restaurant has been able to better incorporate local foods into its menu over time. “We’re definitely more local now than when we …

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

… – As stated above, we already live in a toxic environment. From the physical toxins to the emotional ones (think stress) it’s surprising that we feel as good as we do. Why eat organic? Why would anyone ingest pesticides? People often rinse off their apples with hardly any effort. “Everyone has cancer cells, but it depends on whether you feed them or not” explains Dan Cheung, owner of Nourish Vancouver, a local cafe operating a fully organic menu. Nourish Vancouver supports local but …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

… even use actual black pepper to season its beef. (Does anyone even want to know what they were using before?) These aren’t isolated incidents. Chipotle Mexican Grill is dumping genetically modified ingredients from its menu, and both McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A plan to stop selling chicken that’s been treated with human antibiotics. There’s a new category of chain restaurants called “healthy fast casual,” and its market share appears to be growing. It isn’t just restaurants. …

Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab

… Source Food and the chefs of some of the Bay Area’s most well-regarded restaurants, kicks off next week. On Wednesday, diners will be able to order a $50 prix fixe meal from the folks behind Mission Chinese Food (“There’s always a line around dinner time,” cautions Yelp) and the Perennial, which hasn’t opened yet but which promises to view all its business  decisions “through the lens of environmental impact.” On Thursday, Chez Panisse will offer a “set menu with wild …