• How much food is in your food?

    The GOOD NEWS Clean Labels are becoming a mainstay in the food and beverage industries rather than a passing trend, one in five tracked products had a clean label, up from 17% the year before. This has inspired 64% of Americans to check ingredients labels, looking for ingredients that are easy to understand and to… Continue Reading

  • Your food purchases make change for the good.

    Kellogg is launching 40 new products, including many new items that are gluten free, to correspond to consumers ‘trend’ toward healthier foods, and Kellogg is not alone. Nestle, Hershey and General Mills are also promising to do the same. However, consumer BE-WARE! The ‘Origin’ brand that Kellogg is launching includes ‘ancient grains’, dried fruit, nuts… Continue Reading

  • RULES 4 PICKY EATERS

    Even with all the time I spend at markets and farmer’s markets, I constantly find foods I’ve never seen before. Long-gone are the days of only finding historically local ingredients, every new wave of immigrants bring new local crops of foods that I find inspiring. I ask the vendors the traditional way of cooking or… Continue Reading

  • What the Hell Has Happened to Our Food?

    I get international newsletters from medical and food industry reporters to keep on top of food trends, new products and the latest discoveries in nutritional understanding. In those insider news feeds come food production scandals. As I’m an organic consumer with a basic understanding of how things grow and am certified in how to keep… Continue Reading

  • SALT

    Is salt equated to flavor in the foods we eat? Are we addicted to salt? Is salt killing us?   Many of us consume well over the daily-recommended amount of sodium, or salt, according to the American Dietetic Association. Over time, this can cause high blood pressure that leads to heart disease, stroke and kidney… Continue Reading