Amy’s Frozen Foods to Open Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Frozen Foods to Open Vegetarian Drive-Thru Restaurant

Amy’s Kitchen is a well known brand in vegetarian circles. The company, founded in 1988, offers a plethora of frozen meals that are all vegetarian, mostly organic and non-GMO, and contain less to no artificial additives compared to the competition. … Continue reading

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Hormel (SPAM) Acquires Applegate Farms. Now What?

Hormel (SPAM) Acquires Applegate Farms. Now What?

Hormel, manufacturer of iconic Spam, announced last week the acquisition of its polar opposite, Applegate Farms. The deal, at $775 million, is a huge win for Applegate’s founding team, but as with all acquisitions of small idealistic brands by big … Continue reading

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A Cheap and Simple Solution for Iron Deficiency

A Cheap and Simple Solution for Iron Deficiency

According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people around the globe suffer from anemia, a lack of healthy red blood cells and hemoglobin. For many people, the main cause is iron deficiency. Iron is an essential nutrient, meaning the … Continue reading

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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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