Co-op Steps Up Commitment to Environment

Since its founding 40 years ago by “a group of 100 concerned citizens and [Oregon State University] students,” the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, Corvallis, Ore., like most grocery co-ops, has been dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle. To that end, in addition to providing natural and organic foods in a cooperative business model, First Alternative set as its mission to be “a model for environmental sustainability through our purchasing and workplace practices,&rd

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