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

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alternative food was in 1977

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“Alternative food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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