Alden Wicker is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She covers sustainable fashion and living, personal finance, and other curiosities.

TO EAT ETHICALLY WHEN TRAVELING, LEAVE YOUR FOOD RULES AT HOME

TO EAT ETHICALLY WHEN TRAVELING, LEAVE YOUR FOOD RULES AT HOME

A few months ago, my husband and I took a four-day tour of the mountainous Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. The itinerary, which was designed to immerse us in the local culture while benefiting the community, included almost no restaurant meals. Our Nicaraguan guide brought us to the homes of small-scale farmers, where home cooks would emerge from their dirt-floor kitchens, a plate in each hand filled with some variation of freshly made corn tortillas, plantains, rice, beans, salty white cheese, and chicken, with a side of fruit juice. 

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Will Shoppers Ever Really Care About Sustainability?

Will Shoppers Ever Really Care About Sustainability?