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Co+op, stronger together

Co+op, stronger together represents National Co+op Grocer (NCG) food co-ops nationwide and their shared commitment to providing delicious, high quality, healthy food; supporting local, sustainable agriculture; and strengthening local communities. With 148 independent food co-ops and over 200 storefronts nationwide, NCG brings together a wealth of experience and passion for great food. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Choosing new foods and flavors for your family can be fun. But do you know how to identify the foods that best fit into your balanced diet? If not, learning your way around a Nutrition Facts label can help.
What's the difference between free-range and grass-fed? Here's some clarity on common food labels and terms.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—foods produced in the laboratory to meet precise individual specifications—are making their way to our tables today. So if we are what we eat, what exactly is a GMO?
More and more shoppers are being enticed into the bulk aisles of their food stores—and for good reason! Buying in bulk is great for your budget and the environment—and it’s a fun way to shop too.
When it comes to food, organic is a delicious way to eat well and support the environment.
This tasty vegetarian chili is a cinch to make. For a meaty version, cooked sausage or chicken can also be added.
While local foods often come from smaller producers that don’t have the mass distribution—and therefore cost savings—of large growers, you can find great local values if you know where to look.
For many people, the word "antibiotic" conjures a booster shot from the doctor. It may surprise you to know that in fact, an estimated 70 percent of antibiotics made in the United States are used to ward off infection in livestock.
Coffee production methods are hugely important for the well-being of farmers and the environment. The good part? Your coffee choice does make a difference.
If you’re looking for “brain food,” just head for the water. Fish and seafood contain omega 3 fatty acids and nutrients. But some fish are also high in mercury. Luckily, there's a way around this dilemma.

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