Can someone love food and still love the earth?

I just recently became interested in where my food comes from. I am willing to be more responsible about what I buy, but from what I've read, grass-fed beef does not always mean humane, Dole bananas are picked by slaves, tomatoes are killing the earth with pesticides, and milk is made by abusing dairy cows.

So what I'm asking is: what's fact and what's fiction, and what can I do!? I feel like I can't eat anything without feeling guilty about it! Can someone love food and love the earth?


Foolproof food platters for easy hosting of drop-in guests

I'm one of those annoying friends that you can drop in on anytime and I can "throw together" a meal or snack that looks like I have a chef hiding in the pantry. I don't, but I do have a few sneaky tips up my sleeve for faking the elegant grazing that is platters — and five themed ideas for matching tasty meats and cheeses perfectly.