The Surprising Reason Cauliflower is White

The Surprising Reason Cauliflower is White

Cauliflower has staged a comeback in 2014, featured in many recipes and upscale dishes such as savory cauliflower steak with butter, seasoned spicy cauliflower rice, or a a simple roast with olive oil and sea salt. A cup of cauliflower … Continue reading

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False Advertising: When Organic Really Isn’t

False Advertising: When Organic Really Isn’t

Take a look at this product. It’s brand name includes the word “organic”. It is “made with organic wheat flour & organic sugar”. If you are a consumer interested in buying certified organic products, you may be tempted to buy … Continue reading

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How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, and there is no reason not to go out and support your local farmers, while buying and eating some of the freshest and tastiest produce you can put your hands on. According to … Continue reading

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Great Garlic Grown in Gilroy

Great Garlic Grown in Gilroy

Are you a garlic lover? The allicin responsible for garlic’s pungent smell and flavor is also what contributes to its many health benefits: reducing blood pressure, increasing good blood cholesterol (HDL), boosting immune functions and more. In addition, garlic is … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Ben & Jerry’s non-GMO Status Update

Better late than never. Early last year, Ben & Jerry’s announced it would switch to non-GMO ingredients for its various ice cream flavors by the end of the year. That did not happen, but progress is being made, as reported … Continue reading

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Will Walmart’s Latest Move Be the Tipping Point for Organic Food?

Will Walmart’s Latest Move Be the Tipping Point for Organic Food?

Last week, Walmart announced that it would start selling organic food at “non-organic prices”. The grocery behemoth struck a deal with Wild Oats to sell organic foods at affordable price points. Wild Oats is a mini-Whole Foods, which was actually … Continue reading

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Coconut, Yogurt and Other Innovations at the Natural Food Expo

Coconut, Yogurt and Other Innovations at the Natural Food Expo

We are in Anaheim California for Expo West, a natural food trade show that seems to be growing in popularity from year to year. Besides various educational sessions, the big draw is the expo hall where hundreds of food companies … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling in California – Take 2

GMO Labeling in California – Take 2

California is not giving up. After a narrow defeat of Proposition 37 in late 2012, California State Senator Noreen Evans (D – District 2) is introducing a new bill that will hopefully pass.  In order to attract wide support, the … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Chicken Story

An Inconvenient Chicken Story

“Would You Really Eat the Chicken if You Knew the Facts?” That’s a question that Food and Water Watch, a consumer watchdog organization, has posed in a comic video about a serious matter – the poultry industry. The modern food … Continue reading

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Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Injera is a staple bread of Ethiopia, helping million of farmers get through yet another hard day without an empty stomach. Its main ingredient is a teff, a locally grown grain that is ground into flour, fermented with water and … Continue reading

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