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Food Transparency – More Than a Label

Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, Rainforest Alliance, Halal, Fair Trade… Bird Friendly?  While these labels are nice to see on products and make us feel good when we buy them, they can get extremely confusing. We could do away with all of these certifications, and empower consumers to better navigate the food in their shopping carts in...

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Olive Oil – Extra Virgin? Not Quite.

Ah, olive oil. It’s healthy, it’s delicious – just opening a bottle puts our cooking ability on par with that of a professional chef. Some people take shots of it every morning. Two women who lived to be over 120 years old both said drinking it was the key to a long life (along with...

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The Path of Produce from the Farm to the Store

Think about your favorite grocery store and mentally go through the aisles. Appreciate the products that are there. Now, as you pick your favorite fresh fruit or vegetable, imagine the story of where it was grown, how it was picked, and the events that took place to get it in the store. I would not...

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Food Transparency – Why settle for less?

Understanding where your food originates from may not be something that many think of but when you grow up on a farm, it is literally right in front of you. Whether it be from raising your own beef to knowing where each of the cucumbers which are being made into pickles originated, it is a...

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According to WebMD… I Have What?!

Think of a time you haven’t felt well. Let’s say you have a sore throat, dizziness, swollen glands, and feel achy all over. You are miserable and you just want to start feeling better. Unsure of what may be going on, you go to your phone and you type in your symptoms, yielding 66 results...

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Food Transparency – A Call to Action and What It Means to You

The good news – Americans are becoming more interested and aware of the food we consume and why informed nutrition is important. The bad news – The road to informed nutrition and food literacy is confusing and intricate. There is a lot of information on the type of foods we should eat, the quantities we...

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