TAG: Restaurants

What If You Can’t Afford To Buy Organic?

What If You Can’t Afford To Buy Organic?

Organic produce and food items may be preferred by many, but they are also unaffordable by many, too. Often times, selecting organic means that you will pay more at the checkout. Much more. When you are buying for a household on a budget, sometimes choosing organic isn’t a choice at all. So, what are the options if organic items are out of range? It is still possible to make the most of healthy and conscious food selections while staying on a budget. To start, incorporating tips that stretch a dollar will allow grocery money to go further, which will let… read more

This App Helps You Find Ethical Restaurants

This App Helps You Find Ethical Restaurants

One way to a more sustainable world is through making better food choices – choices that support humane and sustainable agriculture. That can happen through choosing to go meat-free one day a week, or going vegetarian or vegan all the time. However, just because you make those choices at home doesn’t mean that they’re easy to do so when eating out at restaurants. But a forthcoming smartphone app may make it much simpler to eat sustainably when dining out. The Humane Eating Project, which is currently raising money through an Indiegogo campaign, aims to put a helpful tool for more… read more

Sustainable Fast Food – Is It Possible?

Sustainable Fast Food

Can fast food be sustainable? For the most part, the answer is no, with a few notable exceptions. Overall, the fast food industry has built its success upon fuel-intensive, large-scale industrial inputs that are harmful to human health and the environment. However, having a reputation for corporate social responsibility has become increasingly critical to a company’s success. This paradigm shift has motivated many fast food companies to reduce their ecological footprints and inspired the establishment of a number of greener fast food restaurants and small chains in various regions. The Swedish fast food chain, Max Burgers, is a good example… read more

Restaurant Cups: Half Empty or Half Full?

Restaurant Cups: Half Empty or Half Full?

Many restaurants still offer one use beverage containers. Although this may create some apprehension in customers who would prefer not to toss out, sometimes you don’t have the choice. Restaurants alone generate tons of waste. Included in this is packaging from things like cups, in which billions are produced each year. Styrofoam provides one case where toss away convenience has lent to devastating problems. This substance does not break down, and left to sit in landfills can cause environmental and health problems. Though Styrofoam is still continuing to be phased out by laws and regulations, the U.S. still produces enough… read more