The Resources Page is a helpful index of information and links to educate yourself and your family about healthy, delicious eating and living. This page helps make the connection between you, the food you eat, and the world you live in, both locally and worldwide:
Genetically Engineered Foods
• Label GMO Nevada
LabelGMONevada.org is a statewide network of advocates declaring our fundamental right to know if our food contains ingredients derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Together, we are building a critical mass of support for the passage of legislation requiring the mandatory labeling of GMO foods in Nevada.
• Non GMO Project and Shopping Guide
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
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• Non-GMO Shopping Guide
The shopping guide from The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. IRT investigates and reports GM risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.
• The Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety uses multifaceted strategies, including legal actions, submission of policy comments and public education, to accomplish its goals of curtailing industrial agricultural production methods that harm human health and the environment, and promoting sustainable alternatives.
Organic Food Standards
• The Cornucopia Institute
Seeking economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development our goal is to empower farmers – partnered with consumers – in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.
Organic farming and processing helps create and maintain healthy soil, water, animals and people – both consumers and the farmers who grow our food. Our goal is to help spread the word about the multitude of benefits of organics, including school children and their parents and teachers, food retailers, consumers and conventional farmers and processors, who may decide to convert their farms and factories to organic.
• Organic Consumer’s Association
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics.
• Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment.
Local Food Organizations & Information
• Washoe County Food Policy Council
to improve networking, collaboration, and promotion of access to healthy foods in Washoe County. Established by the Washoe County District Board of Health in October 2011, the Washoe County Food Policy Council will be charged with implementing the goals of the Washoe County Food Plan, Access to Health Food in Washoe County: A Framework for Food System Design. A copy of the Washoe County Food Plan, and Food Policy Council applications can be found online at www.washoecounty.us/health.
• Slow Food Reno
The mission of Slow Food Reno is to create a culture where the Great Basin Community promotes and advocates wholesome, clean and flavorful food.
• Local Food Northern Nevada
A local food blog by Shelley Brant
• Urban Roots
Growing healthy minds, bodies, and communities through place-based and seed-to-table education
• Local Harvest
The best organic food is what’s grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in our catalog for things you can’t find locally!
• Edible Reno Tahoe Magazine
Edible Reno-Tahoe is a quarterly publication that promotes and celebrates the abundance of local foods in the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe region.
Recipes, Food Blogs and Nutrition Information
• Co+op Kitchen
When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. In our new video series, Co+op Kitchen, you’ll find handy hints from chefs and food enthusiasts who love sharing their passion for great food, plus easy recipes for delicious homemade meals.