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Greener food shopping

(article, Culinate staff)

The activist nonprofit Co-op America (soon to be renamed Green America, starting January 1, 2009) has several "green living" Web resources, including Responsible Shopper, a portal that encourages consumers to support fair trade, avoid pesticides, and shun "corporate criminals" such as Monsanto and Wal-Mart. Want to know how a particular food company scores? Check out the stats page, which ranks companies on such topics as the environment, human rights, labor, ethics and governance, and health and safety.