For Earth Day 2018, Why We Should Ditch ‘Sustainable’ and Embrace ‘Regenerative’

For Earth Day 2018, Why We Should Ditch ‘Sustainable’ and Embrace ‘Regenerative’

As we celebrate Earth Day and examine how our activities are harming the planet, we rarely, if ever, analyze how our language might be impacting our ability to improve the world. Case in point is the word “sustainable” – a term widely used, and misunderstood, in environmental circles.

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As we celebrate Earth Day and examine how our activities are harming the planet, we rarely, if ever, analyze how our language might be impacting our ability to improve the world.

Case in point is the word “sustainable” – a term widely used, and misunderstood, in environmental circles. Read more »


What’s Really in Bottled Water? You Don’t Want to Know

What's Really in Bottled Water? You Don't Want to Know

If you’re someone who is incredibly careful about the kind of food that you are putting into your body, I have some important news for you. That same care and concern must extend to the kind of water that you are drinking, particularly bottled water. Here’s why. Orb Media, a non-profit journalism organization, enlisted the […]

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If you’re someone who is incredibly careful about the kind of food that you are putting into your body, I have some important news for you.

That same care and concern must extend to the kind of water that you are drinking, particularly bottled water. Here’s why.

Orb Media, a non-profit journalism organization, enlisted the help of scientists to test the bottled water of 11 brands in nine different countries. What did they find? Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths from Expo West 2018 – General Mills and Nature’s Path

Best Trade Show Booths from Expo West 2018 - General Mills and Nature's Path

While most of the attention at Natural Products Expo West was focused on companies’ products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invested a tremendous amount of time and energy into building their trade show booths. As such, I like to recognize those companies that went the extra mile and presented something special, […]

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While most of the attention at Natural Products Expo West was focused on companies’ products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invested a tremendous amount of time and energy into building their trade show booths.

As such, I like to recognize those companies that went the extra mile and presented something special, and I always give out awards for the Best Trade Show Booths at Expo West.

What I look for most are originality, interactive experiences and impact.

Here are Best Trade Show Booths at Expo West 2018.

GENERAL MILLS

General Mills had a phenomenal show and its Annie’s Honey Bunny Grahams and Elbow Pasta & Cheddar were named to my Top 5 Organic Food Products of Expo West 2018.

Yet, its trade show booth stood above the rest as well. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2018

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2018

As I do after each Natural Products Expo West, I name my top picks of the show. Having discovered so many outstanding products, it was incredibly difficult to narrow the list down to five. The quality just keeps getting better and better each year. Below are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West […]

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As I do after each Natural Products Expo West, I name my top picks of the show.

Having discovered so many outstanding products, it was incredibly difficult to narrow the list down to five. The quality just keeps getting better and better each year.

Below are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2018 and if you’d like to read my key trends, full analysis and takeaways from the show, be sure to sign up for Organic Insider.

MACA CHOCOLATE DARK ROAST FROM TEECCINO

Teeccino founder Caroline MacDougall has been formulating organic teas for decades, and her expertise in making delicious drinks was on full display in her new Maca Chocolate Dark Roast at Expo West.

Aside from the beautiful flavor, this herbal blend contains plenty of phytonutrients from the carob, cocoa and chiles.

Yet, what makes this drink so unique is that the company is using ramón seeds (above), a food that I had never known about before. Read more »


How REBBL’s New Banana Nut Protein Drink is Helping to Fulfill its Not for Sale Mission

How REBBL's New Banana Nut Protein Drink is Helping to Fulfill its Not for Sale Mission

Whenever I go to a market in NYC these days and check out the refrigerated section, I am constantly amazed by the inordinate amount of shelf space that REBBL occupies. But it’s for very good reason. Under the brilliant leadership of CEO Sheryl O’Loughlin, REBBL has become the hottest brand in the beverage world, and people […]

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Whenever I go to a market in NYC these days and check out the refrigerated section, I am constantly amazed by the inordinate amount of shelf space that REBBL occupies.

But it’s for very good reason.

Under the brilliant leadership of CEO Sheryl O’Loughlin, REBBL has become the hottest brand in the beverage world, and people have become obsessed with the company’s adaptogenic coconut milk drinks.

While the company is well on its way to becoming a household name, what is barely known is just how mission-driven REBBL is and that 2.5% of all sales go to Not for Sale, an organization which aims to end modern slavery and exploitation around the world.

Yet, what makes REBBL truly stand apart is that the business was created and imagined with the primary goal of having a positive social impact. Read more »


Could Regenerative Organic Coffee Farming be the Key to Reversing Deforestation in Peru?

Could Regenerative Organic Coffee Farming be the Key to Reversing Deforestation in Peru?

(Photo courtesy of JYB Devot under the Creative Commons License) Nestled in the heart of the mountains in the Andean Paramos region of Peru, there are 182 families who entirely depend on coffee cultivation for their livelihood. Unfortunately, coffee rust – a fungus also known as “La Roya” — has devastated the coffee trees of […]

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(Photo courtesy of JYB Devot under the Creative Commons License)

Nestled in the heart of the mountains in the Andean Paramos region of Peru, there are 182 families who entirely depend on coffee cultivation for their livelihood.

Unfortunately, coffee rust – a fungus also known as “La Roya” — has devastated the coffee trees of 64 of these families, leading to catastrophic economic losses for hundreds of people.

With coffee production their only way to make a living and provide for their families, they have had no choice but to search for nearby land which has not been infected by coffee rust. While this is giving these families a financial lifeline, it has also resulted in the destruction of forests in the region, a territory that cannot that cannot afford this type of displacement. Read more »


Why Truvani is a Must-Have Turmeric Supplement to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Why Truvani is a Must-Have Turmeric Supplement to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, the truth is that traveling is not the healthiest activity. Aside from the stress that traveling puts on your body and the unpredictability of healthy food available to you when on the road, getting on an airplane is a very toxic activity, largely because the cabin air is […]

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Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, the truth is that traveling is not the healthiest activity.

Aside from the stress that traveling puts on your body and the unpredictability of healthy food available to you when on the road, getting on an airplane is a very toxic activity, largely because the cabin air is so contaminated.

This is why it is absolutely critical that you are prepared in advance.

And a new turmeric product called Truvani has just come out that is a must-have item for whenever you do travel. Read more »