Whole Foods Market to Introduce New Store Format

Whole Foods Market to Introduce New Store Format

Earlier this month, Whole Foods Market (WFM) disclosed its plan for a new store format, expected in early 2016. The new locations will be branded differently than existing WFM stores and cater to a more price conscious consumer. The average … Continue reading

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USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a certification program to label products that have been made without genetically modified ingredients. The Agricultural Marketing Services arm of the USDA (AMS) received a request for help from a global … Continue reading

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Chipotle Goes 100% Non-GMO

Chipotle Goes 100% Non-GMO

Starting this week, Chipotle is serving only non-GMO food in all 1700 of its locations. The Mexican fast food chain has been a trailblazer when it comes to ethical sourcing of its meat ingredients, and ran a memorable Food with … Continue reading

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Don’t Plant that Apple Seed…

Don’t Plant that Apple Seed…

Apples are one of the most popular fruits in America, yet most people don’t know how they grow. Planting an apple seed in your backyard and waiting a few years won’t yield the fruit you were expecting. To learn why, … Continue reading

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Why Has Chipotle Stopped Serving Pork?

Why Has Chipotle Stopped Serving Pork?

Chipotle, the popular and growing burrito chain, prides itself on ethical sourcing of ingredients and maximum transparency. This philosophy has been very rewarding and Chipotle’s consumer base, revenues, and stock price are on the up and up. Therefore, it’s not … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to be Vegetarian – 84 Percent Relapse

It’s Hard to be Vegetarian – 84 Percent Relapse

Plant based diets are easier than ever to follow these days. Awareness is at all time high, many prepared foods cater to vegetarians and vegans, and restaurants offer high quality plant based options. The social acceptance and even encouragement of … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

4 Reasons to Support GMO Labeling, Up for Vote in Oregon & Colorado

As part of the mid-term elections tomorrow, voters in Oregon and in Colorado will have an opportunity to decide if they want foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such. Currently, there is no Federal mandate for labeling … Continue reading

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Why Whole Foods Market’s TV Campaign is Good for Consumers

Why Whole Foods Market’s TV Campaign is Good for Consumers

For the first time in its 35-year history, Whole Foods Market (WFM) is running a national TV advertising campaign. You may have seen one or more of these commercials already. The message is “Values Matter,” and the goal is to … Continue reading

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Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Every year, health food companies from around the country make their way to Baltimore for the annual Natural Product Expo. I went last year for the first time and … Continue reading

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Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass-fed beef is trending in food circles. You can see from Google Trends graphs that in the last 10 years, interest has grown substantially. What exactly is grass-fed beef? Don’t all cows eat grass? Here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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