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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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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Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente Warns Millions of Members: Avoid GMOs

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed healthcare provider in the US, with just under 9 million members, and 15,000 physicians. In its fall newsletter, the non-profit warns people about GMOs and their dangers: GMOs have been added to our food … Continue reading

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Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Public Pressure Works: Grocery Retailers Pulling Pink Slime

Not two weeks have passed since Americans became familiarized with the pink slime found in our ground beef, and major supermarket chains have publicly come out stating they will not be selling pink slime products anymore. This is a huge win for … Continue reading

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Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

We’re in Washington DC for the inaugural Partnership for a Healthier America Summit (PHA). The Partnership is a shoot-off of the First Lady’s Let’ Move campaign and is attempting to achieve what no other group has done so far – eradicate childhood obesity. … Continue reading

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Supermarkets as Psychology Labs

Supermarkets as Psychology Labs

Why do all supermarkets seem the same? Whether Safeway, Walmart, Shoprite or Publix, there’s a certain format they all adhere to. According to a recent article in the Economist: It is because they are all versed in the science of … Continue reading

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