GMO Label Initiatives: 3 Things Washington is Doing Better than California Did

GMO Label Initiatives: 3 Things Washington is Doing Better than California Did

Will Washington be the first state to mandate GMO Labeling? The state’s ballot initiative 522 is going to the people in November’s elections. The measure would require the labeling of genetically modified foods such as those containing corn and soy, … Continue reading

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Chipotle’s Clever Real Food Marketing Campaign

Chipotle’s Clever Real Food Marketing Campaign

Chipotle is continuing its marketing efforts to position itself as THE premiere real food option when eating…well, fast food. The 1400 strong chain prides itself on “Food with Integrity” and earlier this year committed to sourcing as much non-genetically modified … Continue reading

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3 Thoughts About Organic Fruits and Vegetables

3 Thoughts About Organic Fruits and Vegetables

This is a guest post by Lior Torenberg. The hype behind organic food is immense. While it was once limited to specialty grocery stores, it can now be found in virtually any grocery store (Walmart is the largest seller of … Continue reading

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FIVE Quirky Papaya Facts

FIVE Quirky Papaya Facts

Papaya is a wonderful tropical fruit that you should be enjoying more of this summer. We’re at peak season. Here are some interesting facts for you: ONE Eating papaya with lime or lemon juice drizzled on top brings out the … Continue reading

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Nectarines – 5 Surprising Facts [Bonus Recipe included]

Nectarines – 5 Surprising Facts [Bonus Recipe included]

1. Nectarines are sometimes called “shaved peaches” because their skin is smooth. 2. Contrary to popular belief, nectarines are NOT a cross between plums and peaches, they  are in fact a type of peach. Every once in a while, a … Continue reading

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One Thing You Should Do on Earth Day

One Thing You Should Do on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! We’re celebrating the movement to protect our environment with over 1 billion people in 192 countries. As our planet is heating up, carbon emissions have become a considerations for many corporations and nations. But what about individuals? … Continue reading

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The Future of Meat is Vegan, Says Bill Gates

The Future of Meat is Vegan, Says Bill Gates

Ever since retiring from Microsoft, Billionaire Bill Gates has been philanthropically involved with various humanitarian causes. Feeding the world is one of them. His heart is in the right place, although some of the directions taken are controversial. Recently, Gates … Continue reading

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RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Last week I attended the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, which boasted a wide variety of new products out on the market. The two-day … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Last weekend, at the Natural Food Expo in Anaheim, California, the CEO of Whole Foods Market announced a new initiative. By 2018, all products sold at Whole Foods Market will need to be identified as GMO or Not. GMO stands … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and the Vitamin C Disappearing Act

Tomatoes and the Vitamin C Disappearing Act

Tomatoes naturally contain a good amount of Vitamin C. Even after heating and processing, products like salsa and pasta sauce should still retain a portion of their vitamin C. But this isn’t always the case. So where did the vitamin … Continue reading

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