Dave Gutknecht

Dave Gutknecht
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Dave Gutknecht has been editor of Cooperative Grocer magazine since its founding in 1985.

Author's Articles

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The Lawrence, Kansas food co-op in mid-May announced its plans for summer 2017 construction of a major solar power installation—what will be the largest one in town.

Endcap Articles May 16, 2017

Myths get in the way of our ability to restore degraded soils that can feed the world using fewer chemicals.

Endcap Articles May 5, 2017

The board of directors of Amazing Grains, a small co-op in Grand Forks, North Dakota, announced the co-op’s imminent dissolution—the notification came just before the co-op’s annual meeting on Apri

Endcap Articles May 1, 2017

Only to the degree that people are unsettled is there any hope for them. 

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 3, 2017

The March 2017 Up & Coming food co-op conference featured larger-than-ever attendance and a training program of increased depth and breadth.

Endcap Articles March 18, 2017

Fair trade bananas enable small producers to survive and thrive -- IF they organize as cooperatives.  Organized demand through consumer cooperatives also is key.  For background on these production

Endcap Articles March 17, 2017

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op (SNFC) completed a $9.5M relocation project and on October 12 opened its beautiful new store in California’s capitol.

March 6, 2017

Looking at today’s social needs, approaches that are based on common interests are both threatened by a dysfunctional political economy and made more attractive by its failures.

188 Jan-Feb 2017 March 6, 2017

Myths and prejudice about food stamp (SNAP) recipients received front-page reinforcement in the New York Times recently, in an article and photo telling us that SNAP recipients purchase “a l

Endcap Articles January 19, 2017

 It is always timely to examine handling cooperative conflict and building cooperative resiliency.

187 Nov-Dec 2016 January 3, 2017

Investment clubs have been pooling the resources and magnifying the financial impact of their members for a long time—and the potential of that model for cooperative development is getting more att

Endcap Articles December 21, 2016

One relatively untried method for capitalizing co-ops, a Direct Public Offering, is discussed in a new posting by Food Co-op Initiative (FCI), which is assisting startups across the country.  An in

Endcap Articles November 18, 2016

Among the best results of the recent election is the abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty, which was an attempt to extend international corporate power and undermine democratic

Endcap Articles November 18, 2016

Nearly 3,000 cooperators from more than 100 countries met in Quebec on October 11-13 at a third global cooperative Summit.

Endcap Articles October 26, 2016

In The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage of Human History, authors E.G. Nadeau and his son Luc Nadeau suggest that conditions are ripe for a transformation to a more cooperative world.

Endcap Articles October 26, 2016

Why has the food movement accomplished so little against Big Food in various campaigns to regulate and restrict the damage to the health of humans, animals, soil, and water by a system dominated by

Endcap Articles October 5, 2016

Solar power projects at food co-ops are highlighted in this issue, and there will be more such reports ahead.

186 Sept-Oct 2016 September 26, 2016

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture won a temporary victory on September 8 when a federal judge denied a USDA request to dismiss their case.

Endcap Articles September 12, 2016

Under the theme, “Disrupting the Future,” over 400 cooperators met at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on June 9–11 for the 60th annual Consumer Cooperative Management Associat

185 July-Aug 2016 September 1, 2016

Among awards and milestones reported here and celebrated at the 60th annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) gathering, it is remarkable to note the 80th anniversary of Hanover Co

185 July-Aug 2016 July 23, 2016