Dave Gutknecht

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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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In June, I was inspired once again by the annual CCMA conference of food co-op leaders, summarized elsewhere in these pages.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

Two USDA publications issued in 2010 provide useful reports on the challenges and advantages of “food hubs,” a concept that is central to the ongoing revival of local food systems.  These and other

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

Jobs and access to food are urgent needs in many communities.

Endcap Articles August 18, 2011

Even as co-ops and other local food providers promote meat and dairy from pastured livestock, these advocates are confronted with drawbacks to a diet centered on those resource-intensive foods.

Endcap Articles July 19, 2011

Don’t blame the sprouts. The E. coli strain causing death and illness in Germany, and other strains, originate in livestock and typically are spread through improper handling of manure.

Endcap Articles June 8, 2011

The devastating effects of the core fuel meltdown in at least three nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima site are not limited to the immediate region – where many will suffer from its radiation, a

Endcap Articles June 2, 2011

The Co-operative Group, the U.K.

Endcap Articles May 25, 2011

Food co-ops typically have hundreds or thousands of consumer owners.

Endcap Articles April 25, 2011

Local food projects highlighted in these pages are essential components of a future that in many ways will be much more constrained, requiring us to come closer to living within resource limits.

154 May - June - 2011 April 25, 2011

New studies and a documentary reinforce a key organic message: pesticides are damaging to children and adults.

Endcap Articles April 25, 2011

Defending the brand and principles of cooperatives in light of new laws:

Endcap Articles March 24, 2011

Events are accelerating. Recently, discussing the early years of many of today's food co-ops, a friend remarked how much faster things seem to be occurring.

153 March - April - 2011 March 16, 2011

The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture is urging immediate pressure on U.S. Senators to prevent deep cuts to funding of programs for organic and sustainable farming and food production.

Endcap Articles March 4, 2011

Even if you missed recent key conferences on organics, you can get audio recordings of the many valuable speakers and workshop discussions.

Endcap Articles March 4, 2011

Creative proposals and inspiring stories illustrate ways to advance the cooperative agenda.

152 January - February - 2011 February 1, 2011

Updating the story on food safety legislation.

Endcap Articles January 5, 2011

Tom Philpot at Grist, www.grist.org, continues to contribute excellent reporting on food and pharm corporations.

Endcap Articles December 13, 2010

Securing adequate capital from members as well as external sources is a primary ­cooperative challenge.

151 November - December 2010 December 8, 2010

I remember learning balance sheet basics at some of my earliest co-op meetings. "A = L + C" was written for all to see, then explained again and again: Assets = Liabilities + Capital.

151 November - December 2010 December 8, 2010

[“Rootstock” Part 3: 2009, unpublished]

Endcap Articles November 20, 2010