Consumers Union and Eat Well Guide have teamed up to launch the Thanksgiving Local and Organic Food Challenge. Are you up to the task?
In a press release, Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union, said: "At a time of numerous food safety issues, produce and meat recalls, and rising food prices, consumers want to know where their food is coming from, how its being produced, and what carbon footprint, or foodprint, it might have."
She points out that buying local typically means fresher foods, and local fruits and vegetables may retain more nutrients than produce shipped hundreds of miles. In addition, buying local food can help cut back on the release of carbon dioxide emissions.
Chefs Dan Barber, Mario Batali, and Alice Waters, all champions of the sustainable food movement, contributed recipes to the site. (Including Alice Waters' Chard Gratin.)
For more Thanksgiving ideas, check out our Greener Thanksgiving guide.
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