Posts tagged sustainable food


5 Awesome Organic and GMO-Free Alternatives to Naked Juice

If you like to shop organic in the beverage aisle, then you know that Naked Juice, one of America’s leading natural juice brands, has been in trouble recently. In 2011, Naked Juice was accused of withholding information about genetically modified foods (GMOs) and synthetic ingredients in their juices. Sustainable food fans filed a class-action lawsuit …

BerryBreeze™ Gets Three Big Endorsements!

The BerryBreeze™ team works hard to spread the word about organic living because we genuinely believe in what we do. Even when our efforts go unrecognized, we’re still out there making sure that you and your loved ones have access to the freshest produce. It’s better for you, it’s better for your family, and it’s better …

5 New Ways to Prevent Food Waste and Fight Hunger

For sustainable food advocates, the quest to prevent food waste in America is one of the most important causes of our time. The average diet in the U.S. requires enormous investments of land, energy and water, but 40% of our food never gets eaten – in fact, the national bill for wasted food totals $165 …

Can We Trust McDonald’s to Solve America’s Obesity Crisis?

David H. Freedman, a journalist and contributing editor at The Atlantic, believes that giving fast food joints the leeway to develop “healthy” junk food is the best solution for the obesity problem in the U.S. In a recent cover story for The Atlantic, “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” Freedman criticizes food experts who’ve been …

Should You Be Eating More Bugs?

Patrick Crowley has a business plan that is . . . well, let’s just call it extremely novel. Crowley’s company, Chapul Inc., is dedicated to providing sustainable food to shoppers in the form of protein-rich energy bars. The bars contain wholesome, organic, energy-rich ingredients like agave nectar, dates, almond butter and coconut flakes. But where …

The Hidden Dangers of Processed Food

If you’re someone who actively searches for sustainable food options, you won’t be shocked to learn that Americans are currently eating too much processed food. Today, consumers in the U.S. are getting 70% of their calories from processed food. That’s a huge historical aberration, and it’s no coincidence that we’re eating more than three times …

Is a Lack of Food Safety in China Putting Your Family at Risk?

Food safety in China probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head when the topic of substandard imports comes up. We all know to avoid cheap, disposable goods from overseas, but sustainable food fans generally don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Chinese imports in our pantries and refrigerators. What organic …

5 Shocking Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Although it’s been a food additive for more than 35 years, finding out the facts about high fructose corn syrup can be tricky. Emotions run high when agricultural lobbyists argue with sustainable food advocates over our sweetener addiction, and this debate doesn’t exactly encourage truth-telling. As a result, consumers struggle to decide where they stand. …