Deena Shanker

Deena Shanker is a writer living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at @deenashanker.

Is the ‘natural’ label 100 percent misleading?

Do you let the words "all natural" sway your purchasing decisions? If so, you're not alone. Here's what the label really means (and doesn't).

Online marketplace set to launch local food vendors into the mainstream

As the tech world rushes to fill the local food space, a team of industry veterans has launched Good Eggs, a site to help small vendors scale up.

Saving surplus: Gleaned foods make it to the grocery shelf

Most farmers plan to plow a portion of their crops back under every year, but a new project in the Bay Area is stepping in to reduce food waste at the farm level.