Publié par : hmmoise | novembre 26, 2010

Cowbell secures eco-friendly restaurant certification from LEAF

Published 24 November 2010 (Food Business Review)

Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), a third-party certification program for restaurants and foodservice facilities that meet and adhere to strict environmental criteria, has awarded the certification of first green restaurant in Toronto to Cowbell, a progressive restaurant recognized for its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations.

Cowbell underwent a LEAF evaluation that rated its environmental performance in areas such as energy, waste and water usage; food purchasing and preparation, and building supplies and furnishings, to attain a LEAF Level 2 certification.

Cowbell owner Mark Cutrara said that they are honoured to be the first restaurant in Toronto to receive LEAF certification, as it is a testament to their dedication to sustainability, as referenced through their locally sourced food choices and day-to-day business operations.

LEAF reviews hundreds of items pertaining to a restaurant’s operations to determine if the establishment meets the criteria to attain a level one, two or three certification, with level three being the highest certification available.

Consumers can recognize LEAF-certified restaurants by the blue or green LEAF decal indicating the level of certification.

Publié par : hmmoise | novembre 15, 2010

What’s Really In Your Fast Food?

A new report reveals how your favorite hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and fries go from farm to table.

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Publié par : hmmoise | novembre 14, 2010

McDonald’s Board Opposes Cage-Free Eggs for U.S.


The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety.

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Publié par : hmmoise | octobre 7, 2010

The Future of Food

J’ai trouvé que ce film était mieux fait que Food Inc. Il contient aussi un 2e disque avec des entrevues, etc… Toutefois, ce film discute d’une toute autre problématique que celle de la malbouffe quoique nous pourrions rechercher l’impact et le pouvoir que des corporations géantes telles que McDonald ont sur l’industrie de la biotechnologie. Je crois que j’aimerais vraiment me concentrer sur cette problématique tout en l’observant du point de vue de la malbouffe.

The Future of Food has been a key tool in the American and international anti-GMO grassroots activist movements and played widely in the environmental and activist circuits since its release in 2004. The film is widely acknowledged for its role in educating voters and the subsequent success of passing Measure H in Mendocino County, California, one of the first local initiatives in the country to ban the planting of GMO crops. Indicative of its popularity, the Future of Food showed to a sold out audience of 1,500 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco in 2004, a benefit for Slow Food, where it was introduced by Alice Waters.

Publié par : hmmoise | octobre 6, 2010

Restauration : Quick lance son cheeseburger bio

Après le jus de pomme et le yogourt bios, la chaîne française de restauration rapide Quick lance son cheeseburger bio, en édition limitée jusqu’au 29 novembre. Lire la suite >