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Seedz Cafe in St. Louis, Missouri is Serving Up Some Fantastic Food

While in St. Louis last week attending the National Organic Standards Board meeting, I spent an inordinate amount of time at Seedz Cafe, a plant-based organic restaurant located in Clayton’s DeMun neighborhood.

Founded by a former buyer at Whole Foods Market and built with many reclaimed and recycled materials, Seedz Cafe is dishing out some truly delicious cuisine.

Here are some of the things that I ate at Seedz Cafe on one of my numerous visits to this very inviting and appealing organic restaurant.


Made with sprouted organic wheat and a cashew cream base, this pizza is topped with tempeh, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeño cheddar cheese and a house-made bbq sauce sweetened with roasted pineapples.


I am a big fan of mock tuna, but I have never had one like this before. This mock tuna was made with carrot pulp, capers, tomatoes, sprouts, sweet pickles, and onions, and it was served on a bed of greens.


Made with smoked fermented tempeh, sauerkraut, house-made thousand island dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, and sprouts, this Reuben wrap was delicious and so flavorful.


This black bean and quinoa burger was absolutely phenomenal and had outstanding texture. Topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions and “mock”arella cheese, the Malibu burger is one of the restaurant’s best items.


When I think of the best raw desserts ever, Pure Food & Wine’s mint chip sundae is at the top of the list. However, Seedz Cafe’s mocha bar is right behind it. While eating it at the restaurant, I texted my friend Peter Cervoni, one of NYC’s best plant-based chefs, and told him that he needed to check this one out. I was that impressed.

The mocha bar was made with house-made chocolate from raw cacao, mocha caramel sauce with tahini, walnuts, maple syrup, espresso and coconut flakes. Rock star status, and I don’t say this lightly.

If you ever are in the St. Louis area, you definitely want to check out Seedz Cafe. Fantastic food, warm and inviting atmosphere, very friendly service. Needless to say, the people in St. Louis are lucky to have this spot.

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How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

For more than a decade, Tradin Organic has been working with local partners in The Philippines to bring a diversified range of organic products to the market, such as coconut oil, tropical fruits and even cocoa.

The company is helping to support local farmers by assisting them with technical support and organic certification, in addition to paying Fairtrade premium on top of the organic premium.

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The best testimonial that I can give is that I drink this every single day, as it impacts my mood in an incredibly positive way.

E3Live + BrainON is certified organic, fresh-frozen AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) with a concentrated, aqueous, organic extract of Phenylethylamine and Phycocyanin.

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Last week, Naked Juice agreed to settle a very important class action lawsuit which accused the company of deceptive labeling.

The primary basis of the lawsuit stemmed from the company’s use of the words “All Natural” on products that contained Archer Daniels Midland’s Fibersol-2 (“a soluble corn fiber that acts as a low-calorie bulking agent”), fructooligosaccharides (an alternative sweetener), other artificial ingredients, such as calcium pantothenate (synthetically produced from formaldehyde), and genetically-modified soy.

Since these ingredients are either genetically-engineered or synthetically produced and do not exist in nature, it is completely misleading to consumers for these juices to claim to be “All Natural.”

As part of the settlement, Naked Juice, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, has agreed to remove the label “All Natural” from all of its juices and to pay a $9 million settlement to the class action group.

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Dewayne Johnson was in town to attend the premiere of the documentary Ground War — a filmmaker’s investigation into the death of his father takes him deep into the world of golf, chemical lobbying, and citizen activism, where he learns that the rampant use of pesticides around the world may be far more damaging than he thought.

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