Links for (the end of) your weekend

Just because the weekend is reaching its end doesn’t mean it’s too late to peruse this week’s food news happenings!

 

Could this be the grocery store of the future? A supermarket called “In.gredients” in Austin, Texas sells pure, local ingredients with zero-waste and zero-packaging. The microgrocer functions similarly to bulk-bins but on a larger scale. Customers bring containers from home, fill them with their desired ingredients, then the customers pay according to the weight (i.e amount of food) of their containers.

http://in.gredients.com/

 

This past Monday, the Farm Bill expired. To help people understand what the expiration of this bill means, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition helped clarify with some FAQs.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/faq-on-farm-bill-expiration/

 

Are you looking for a way to eat better, more “true” foods? Then consider the October-unprocessed challenge of committing to eat “no processed foods during the month of October by signing your name”. Sure we are already a week into October, but it’s not too late! Even if you don’t feel up to the commitment, the challenge is a good way to think about the effects of the food you are consuming.

http://www.eatingrules.com/october-unprocessed-2012/

 

This article offers a great (cultural) perspective on the role of food justice in the food movement.

http://grist.org/food/mom-knows-best-how-food-justice-starts-at-home/#.UG21LDO4qFI.twitter

 

On the topic of food justice, this past week Chipotle signed an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to join the Fair Food Program, meaning better conditions for workers and a symbolic image of change as a large national food retailer.

http://www.examiner.com/article/chipotle-signs-fair-food-agreement-with-the-coalition-of-immokalee-workers

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week!

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