Dave Gutknecht

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

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Alongside many new cooperatives that are springing up, established food co-ops continue to evolve and deepen their community roots.

159 March - April - 2012 April 9, 2012
Growth in fresh food sales – and “fresh packaged” – is at the heart of recent comments from the Hartman Group, a leading analyst of the natural/organic grocery industry whose research has influenced m
Endcap Articles March 25, 2012
A new publication presents a dossier on U.S. worker-owned and consumer co-ops in the U.S.
Endcap Articles March 8, 2012

Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World." The International Year of Cooperatives is underway, after being officially launched in late October at the United Nations.

158 January - February - 2012 January 18, 2012

The Occupy movement in the U.S. (there also are international manifestations) is one of the more encouraging recent developments in the present political environment.

158 January - February - 2012 January 18, 2012

Spreading inspiring co-op stories. Developing more co-ops to serve more people.

157 November - December - 2011 November 17, 2011

Cooperators in the U.S.

157 November - December - 2011 November 17, 2011
The campaign to require labeling of foods produced with genetic engineering is more powerful than ever.
Endcap Articles October 10, 2011

Declaring 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives received a rare unanimous vote from the UN General Assembly.

156 September - October - 2011 October 5, 2011
Gene Logsdon is a wise and delightful writer on food and farming.
Endcap Articles September 14, 2011

High spirits and stimulating conversations marked the 55th annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference in San Diego June 16–18.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011

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, and
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