alternative food


Definition of alternative food

: a food that is regarded as a healthier alternative to food that is prepared or produced by conventional methods … organic and vegetarian products, sometimes called alternative foods, can be hard to find …— Beth Ramirez de Arellano, Pensacola News Journal, 1 Nov. 2008 While conceding that big agriculture is here to stay, he thinks that if we buy alternative foods in natural and/or organic food stores and farmers' markets we can slow the processed foods train and build some real balance into what we eat. — Jules Wagman, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), 14 Mar. 2004 the alternative food movement

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Alternative food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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