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Another Reason to Eat Organic — Child Labor and Sustainability Issues with Many Conventional Chocolate Brands

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Child Labor and Sustainability Issues with Many Conventional Chocolate Brands

(Photo courtesy of Green America) For many of us when we eat a piece of chocolate, our biggest concern is how many grams of sugar we are consuming. Yet, how often do we ask ourselves — was this chocolate bar made with the help of child labor? Or, was the cocoa produced in a way […]

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For many of us when we eat a piece of chocolate, our biggest concern is how many grams of sugar we are consuming.

Yet, how often do we ask ourselves — was this chocolate bar made with the help of child labor? Or, was the cocoa produced in a way that resulted in deforestation to the environment?

The truth about cocoa – the main ingredient in chocolate – is quite grim. Read more »


DOCUMENTARY: The Importance of REBBL With A Cause and the Possibility that it Inspires

DOCUMENTARY: The Importance of REBBL With A Cause and the Possibility that it Inspires

When you mention the name REBBL to most people, the first thing that usually pops up is their favorite flavor of the company’s adaptogenic coconut elixirs. After all, these drinks are incredibly delicious and nutritious. And addictive. Yet, when you dig deeper and peel back the layers of this brand, a very inspirational story emerges.

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When you mention the name REBBL to most people, the first thing that usually pops up is their favorite flavor of the company’s adaptogenic coconut elixirs.

After all, these drinks are incredibly delicious and nutritious. And addictive.

Yet, when you dig deeper and peel back the layers of this brand, a very inspirational story emerges. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic — Organic Apples Contain More Diverse, Healthier Bacteria than Conventional

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Organic Apples Contain More Diverse, Healthier Bacteria than Conventional

An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Thanks to a new study, that saying has taken on even more meaning, particularly for organic apples. In a recently published paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, it was found that organic apples contain a more diverse population of beneficial bacteria than conventional apples. Researchers […]

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An apple a day will keep the doctor away.

Thanks to a new study, that saying has taken on even more meaning, particularly for organic apples.

In a recently published paper in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, it was found that organic apples contain a more diverse population of beneficial bacteria than conventional apples.

Researchers analyzed the peel, flesh, seeds, and stem of both organically and conventionally grown apples, looking to find how much and what kinds of bacteria were present. While organic and conventional apples contained the same amount of bacteria, there was a big discrepancy in the types of bacteria found. Read more »


Non-Organic Milk Tests Positive for Illegal Antibiotics, High Levels of Growth Hormones and Controversial Pesticide Contaminants

Non-Organic Milk Tests Positive for Illegal Antibiotics, High Levels of Growth Hormones and Controversial Pest

For years, I have been warning about the health risks of drinking non-organic hormonal milk. But it isn’t just the synthetic growth hormones that are worrisome. It is also the alarming level of antibiotics that animals receive and the pesticide-soaked, GMO grains they are fed. A recently published report from researchers at Emory University, in […]

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For years, I have been warning about the health risks of drinking non-organic hormonal milk.

But it isn’t just the synthetic growth hormones that are worrisome.

It is also the alarming level of antibiotics that animals receive and the pesticide-soaked, GMO grains they are fed.

A recently published report from researchers at Emory University, in collaboration with The Organic Center, is validating our concerns with non-organic milk. Read more »


Once Upon a Farm Reaches Historic Milestone with WIC Approval, Raises the Bar for Other Organic Brands

Once Upon a Farm Reaches Historic Milestone with WIC Approval, Raises the Bar for Other Organic Brands

For most people, having their organic food start-up grow in record speed (from 300 retail locations to 8,500 over the past year) and land high-profile appearances (on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in People magazine) would have exceeded any measurement of success. However, for Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner, these […]

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For most people, having their organic food start-up grow in record speed (from 300 retail locations to 8,500 over the past year) and land high-profile appearances (on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in People magazine) would have exceeded any measurement of success.

However, for Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner, these accomplishments were not the motivating factors why they joined this Berkeley-based start-up.

“Bringing good nutrition to children everywhere has been our mission since the beginning — it’s never been and will never be about just feeding children who have a socio-economic advantage. I’m committed to finding ways of providing healthy food to children who have less access and often limited opportunities,” said Chief Brand Officer Jennifer Garner. Read more »


Prairie Organic Spirits Makes Commitment to Organic Farming, Establishes “Spirit of Change Fund”

Prairie Organic Spirits Makes Commitment to Organic Farming, Establishes “Spirit of Change Fund”

The U.S. faces a real challenge when it comes to sourcing and producing organic food. Right now, organic comprises more than 5% of overall food sales in the country. However, out of the total farmland in the U.S., less than 1% is organic. As a result, we are forced to purchase an incredibly high percentage […]

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The U.S. faces a real challenge when it comes to sourcing and producing organic food.

Right now, organic comprises more than 5% of overall food sales in the country. However, out of the total farmland in the U.S., less than 1% is organic. As a result, we are forced to purchase an incredibly high percentage of our organic food from abroad.

Making matters worse is that there is no governmental vehicle to help transition farmers to organic, which would not only create jobs in the U.S. but would lessen our dependence on imports.

Wanting to do its part to address this problem, Prairie Organic Spirits, the nation’s leading organic spirits brand, has created the Spirit of Change Fund. Through the establishment of this fund, Prairie Organic has committed 1% of its sales to support the next generation of organic farmers and to help transition more conventional farmland to organic. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic — Decrease Pesticide Exposure by Up to 95%

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Decrease Pesticide Exposure by Up to 95%

If you read in the media or someone tries to convince you that organic doesn’t matter, do not believe them. It does. And it could potentially save your life. In a just-released, peer-reviewed study, four families across the country were fed both an organic and non-organic diet, and the ones who ate all organic saw […]

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(One of the families that participated in the peer-reviewed study.)

If you read in the media or someone tries to convince you that organic doesn’t matter, do not believe them.

It does.

And it could potentially save your life.

In a just-released, peer-reviewed study, four families across the country were fed both an organic and non-organic diet, and the ones who ate all organic saw their pesticide load drop by as much as 95%! Read more »