Green Food

The recent growth in the interest in green consumer goods has made extensive inroads into food production and consumption patterns. This growth has accelerated over the past 20 years, with global sales of green food now in the billions of U.S. dollars every year. This article briefly considers what green food is, the reasons people are motivated to purchase and consume green food, and some of the multiple ways green food is grown. These categories often overlap, reflecting the complexity that inheres to the ecosystems in which green food is grown and in how such food is marketed, sold, and transported.

Green food can be considered to be any food product that is grown with environmental concerns at the forefront, outlined later. A farmer may be ...

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