Clare Leschin-Hoar http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/928/all en Trend Watch: Community Supported Fisheries http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/trend_watch_community_supported_fisheries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gone Fishin’ </div> </div> </div> <p>When word got out among Boston-area foodies that the Cape Ann Fresh Catch community supported fishery (CSF) was being launched, nearly 1,000 locals leapt at the chance to collect weekly shares of locally caught fish. In a time when 80 percent of fish is imported and seafood is coming from as far away as China, the idea of buying fish that is caught nearby appeals to many—both for reducing their carbon footprint and for bolstering the local economy.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clare Leschin-Hoar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How one community is blazing a new frontier for sustainable seafood. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="625" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/salmon_625.jpg?1299699614" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/salmon_310.jpg?1299700512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2011 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More on Sustainable Seafood and Other Food </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/essential_eatingwell_seafood_guide">Essential EatingWell Seafood Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/the_wild_salmon_debate">The Wild Salmon Debate</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/green_choices_seafood_buyer_s_guide">Green Choices: Seafood Buyer’s Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/building_a_healthy_food_system_in_rural_america">Building a Healthy Food System in Rural America</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fish and Seafood Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/delicious_canned_wild_salmon_recipes">Delicious Canned Wild Salmon Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_grilled_fish_recipes_grilled_seafood_recipes">Healthy Grilled Fish Recipes &amp; Grilled Seafood Recipes </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_shrimp_recipes">Easy Shrimp Recipes </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_fish_recipes">Quick Fish Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/trend_watch_community_supported_fisheries#comments Clare Leschin-Hoar March/April 2011 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:38:00 +0000 Erin McCormick 17024 at http://www.eatingwell.com Fair Trade Fruit http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/fair_trade_fruit <p>The concept of fair trade has made the leap from coffee mug to fruit bowl.</p> <p>“Fruit farmers around the globe often receive only a few cents a pound for their crop, far below the cost of production,” says Haven Bourque, spokesperson for TransFair USA, a fair-trade certification group. Under fair-trade plans, struggling farmers are guaranteed a viable price for their yield and a safety net should market prices fall below the cost of production. To qualify for fair-trade certification, farmers must use sustainable agricultural practices, designed to protect farm workers and the environment.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clare Leschin-Hoar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, we have better bananas. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="225" height="225" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/4176fairtrade_fruit225.jpg?1251485964" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes to Try: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/banana_corn_fritters.html">Banana Corn Fritters</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/roasted_halibut_with_banana_orange_relish.html">Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/mango_brulee.html">Mango Brulee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/beer_battered_tilapia_with_mango_salsa.html">Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/roasted_mango_sorbet.html">Roasted Mango Sorbet</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/curried_chicken_with_mango_salad.html">Curried Chicken with Mango Salad</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/pineapple_ham_bread_souffl.html">Pineapple &amp; Ham Bread Soufflé</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/tom_yum_soup_with_pineapple.html">Tom Yum Soup with Pineapple</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_pineapple_recipes">Healthy Pineapple Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn more: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/kitchen_tips_techniques/how_to_prepare_fresh_pineapple">How to Prepare Fresh Pineapple</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/kitchen_tips_techniques/how_to_prepare_fresh_mango">How to Prepare Fresh Mango</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The concept of fair trade has made the leap from coffee mug to fruit bowl.</p> <p>“Fruit farmers around the globe often receive only a few cents a pound for their crop, far below the cost of production,” says Haven Bourque, spokesperson for TransFair USA, a fair-trade certification group. Under fair-trade plans, struggling farmers are guaranteed a viable price for their yield and a safety net should market prices fall below the cost of production. To qualify for fair-trade certification, farmers must use sustainable agricultural practices, designed to protect farm workers and the environment.</p> <p>Following the successful growth of fair-trade coffee, now available in much of Europe and the United States, TransFair has broadened the market to include fruit. Look for the Fair Trade logo on bananas from Ecuador, mangoes from Peru, pineapples from Costa Rica and, during the winter months, grapes from South Africa. “The result,” says Bourque, “allows small family farmers to stay on their land, put food on the table, and keep their kids in school.”</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/fair_trade_fruit#comments Clare Leschin-Hoar Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:31:35 +0000 Sarah Hoff 9442 at http://www.eatingwell.com