Reusable bags encourage shoppers to buy junk food, Harvard finds – Telegraph

… environmentally friendly organic products, they also make people feel more virtuous and so deserving of a sugary or fatty treat. In fact, a study showed that people who took their own reusable bag into supermarkets were 33 per cent more likely to pick up unhealthy snacks than those who used the shop provide film bags. “Grocery store shoppers who bring their own bags are more likely to purchase organic produce and other healthy food,” said study author Uma Karmarkar, assistant professor …

Organic Food Finds Footing in Growing Chinese Market : News : Yibada

By Alvin Ybanez | June 6, 2015 Organic food is seeing increasingly high demand in China, as the country’s middle class gains stronger purchasing power and awareness of healthy living and dietary concerns increase. Chinese urbanites are seeking alternative options to purchase safe and healthy products, partly spurred by recent food scandal incidents, the China Daily newspaper said in a report on Friday. “Even though imported organic food can be expensive, it’s an investment …

Federal Grant To Help More Low-Income Families Buy Organic Produce | WJCT NEWS

… Growers and Consumers says the grant will give people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a way to make their money go twice as far. Franz said, “So if they spend $20 on their SNAP card, they will get $40 worth of tokens to spend at one of our participating markets. And then that buy one get one money, the incentive money, is good for the purchase of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables.” Two farmers’ markets in Duval County, the Atlantic Beach Mid-Week Market and the Beaches …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

By Chloe Della Costa | March 28, 2015 Consumers know that there is a price to pay for eating healthy. Prices on organic foods and healthier options in general tend to be higher than prices on processed foods with low nutritional value. Certain health foods, however, aren’t going to break the bank. In addition to money-saving strategies like buying in bulk, avoiding restaurants, and growing your own garden, there are ways to cut costs simply with the foods you choose to purchase. If you …

Lakewinds announces grants to local farm groups – Chanhassen Villager: Business

… farming practices and to provide high-quality, natural food to our local communities is considerable,” says Dale Woodbeck, General Manager of Lakewinds Food Co-Op. “We hope that by easing this burden we are able to help them diversify their offerings and improve food quality and accessibility for our customers and communities.” Recipients of the grant use the funds to purchase new equipment, expand or upgrade their spaces, increase growing and storing capacity and more. Many groups also …