The Farm Bill of 2023

The Farm Bill of 2023

The current 2018 Farm Bill is expiring on September 30th and members of Congress in the House and Senate are continuing to develop their drafts for its renewal as the government works to avoid a shutdown. The Farm Bill sets policy for agriculture, forest health, food...

An Ode to Honey Bees

An Ode to Honey Bees

An Ode to Bees on National Honey bee Day Close to 3/4 of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators, and a big chunk of that is the humble honey bee. It’s difficult to fully grasp the vast and delicate balance that our ecosystem rests upon and the...

Maui Wildfire Relief Efforts

Maui Wildfire Relief Efforts

Support Relief Efforts in Maui Like many around the world, we have been devastated by the loss of life and land caused by a recent wildfire in Maui. When these tragedies occur, it is natural to want to lend support to relief efforts that are helping victims. However,...

Plastic Free July 2023 Recap at the Davis Food Co-op

Plastic Free July 2023 Recap at the Davis Food Co-op

With the end of Plastic Free July, we wanted to give a quick recap of how it impacted the Davis Food Co-op As you can see in the charts below: We reduced the number of plastic products carried at the Co-op by 2.2% in the month of July, compared to the month of June....

Avoiding Plastic is a Privilege

Avoiding Plastic is a Privilege

In conversations about environmental sustainability, it’s common for plastic to play the part as a universal villain.  Indeed, the harmful environmental impacts of plastic pollution are well-documented and significant. And while we spend the month of July...

Advocating for Farm and Food Policy

Advocating for Farm and Food Policy

The Davis Food Co-op is more than a grocery store, it is a collective of people who have the power to shape local, national, and global food systems. Right now in the United States, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the journey to redefine our food system. The...

Plastic Free July Self Care DIY Recipes

Plastic Free July Self Care DIY Recipes

We believe that taking care of yourself and the planet can go hand in hand. Below are five easy, zero waste self-care recipes that can be easily added to your daily routine. Lotion Bars Ingredients:• 4 tbsp organic cocoa butter• 2 tbsp pure refined organic shea...

EWG’s 2023 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List

EWG’s 2023 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List

Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released their 2023 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list. EWG is a non-profit organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate...