Posted on July 29, 2020 by Sustainable Food News

After 14 years, Sustainable Food News closes down

The staff at Sustainable Food News has made the decision to close down.

The decision was based on a confluence of issues stemming from the abrupt changes brought on by the pandemic’s new reality, including lack of child care, uncertainty around school opening, and an unforeseen drop in new subscriptions and renewals as well as advertising, which has made it virtually impossible to continue on.

We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the organic and sustainable food industries and movement, and appreciate your business over the past 14 years.

We’ll be working over the next 90 days to come up with a plan for prorated reimbursements to subscribers, and will be reaching back out when we have figured out what to do there.

We wish all of you and your loved ones a safe and healthy rest of the summer.

Please email the editor, Dan McGovern (, with any questions you may have.

Thank you.


Renato Curto

I am saddened by the news of your closing down. You are yet another victim of the current pandemic and I understand the reasons for your decision. I hope that some day you can come back with something even better.

Stay healthy and keep safe!


Amigo Bob Cantisano

I am extremely saddened to learn that sustainable food news is shutting down! You have been one of the most valuable and accurate sources of information that I have ever read after working for nearly 50 years in the organic farming community. Dan, I want to say to you I’m so saddened that all of the stress of this vital publications challenges has led to this unfortunate and greatly difficult scission. I for one will greatly miss your publication that I have utilized to inform myself and the many listeners to my radio show Organic Matters on KVMR 89.5 FM in NevadaCity California. I really hope that there’s someway to resolve the issues that would allow you to resume publication. Everything you’ve done has been a tremendous service to the industry that you and I hold dear. I’m so sad. Thank you so much for your service and commitment to the organic foods industry! No matter what happens, I wish you the best and I know that you will continue to help guide the conversation it is so important! God speed!


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