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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General Mills Buys Annie’s. Will Kashi Mistakes Be Averted?

General Mills Buys Annie’s. Will Kashi Mistakes Be Averted?

  The big news today is that General Mills, the food behemoth with almost $20 billion in annual sales, is acquiring Annie’s, a California company best know for its organic line of snacks and foods. The sale price is $820 … Continue reading

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How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

Everyone needs to eat more fruits and vegetables. They are tasty, full of fiber, rich in antioxidants, and should be a part of every meal. All good, right? Well, that depends on how seriously you take the threat of pesticide … 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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Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, … Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic?

What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic?

Meet Bhutan, a tiny landlocked kingdom, wedged between China, India, and Nepal. The home to approximately 1 million people, Bhutan is still largely agrarian. But unlike most other third world countries, its farmers have for the most part resisted western … 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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Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Food Packaging, The Word *Natural* Means … Nothing

When it Comes to Food Packaging, The Word *Natural* Means … Nothing

The FDA has a very long list of rules that pertain to nutrition labels, ingredient lists, and health claims on a packaged food product. The regulations are far from perfect, but are much better than the Wild West labeling of … Continue reading

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