New Year, New Leadership for Restaurant & Food Service Certifier, Eat REAL®

National non-profit Eat REAL® is ringing in New Year with new CEO and VP, Operations Originally posted on PR Underground San Francisco, CA (January 9, 2018) – Eat REAL® announced Larry Ruff as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, and Beth Seligman as Vice President, Operations. Larry will also join the Board of Directors of… Read More

Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You’ll Help The Planet

By Dan Charles || From NPR’s The Salt || December 4, 2017 Brahman cattle graze in a field in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. Researchers can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions and land used to produce various foods in different parts of the world. They’ve used that data to calculate the environmental impact of a shift in… Read More

Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality

By John Ikerd || Civil Eats || December 19, 2017 An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of the farm subsidies discussion distracts from useful public discourse. In a recent article, Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel took author and journalist Michael Pollan to task for blaming the… Read More

The Cooking Class Bringing Better Health to the U.S-Mexico Border

By Jackie Bryant || originally posted on Civil Eats || December 13, 2017 Cooking for Salud! is graduating kitchenistas armed with cooking and nutrition skills. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center catches most people by surprise. The large, idyllic, white Craftsman home sits atop a hill, standing out from the small, suburban ranch homes that surround… Read More

Dietary Factions Are Hurting the Fight Against Obesity

By Dr. Robert Lustig || The Sydney Morning Herald || April 22, 2017 Australia is in the grip of the twin crises of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and despite all efforts, it continues to worsen. A staggering 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes with a total annual cost… Read More

Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules

By Dan Charles || NPR – Morning Edition || September 13, 2017 The organic industry is suing the government, demanding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture implement new rules that require organic egg producers to give their chickens more space to roam. // Charlie Neibergall/AP The organic eggs in your grocery store are supposed to come… Read More

Clif Bar Café Showcases Company’s Wellness Goals

By Mike Buzalka || Food Management || August 18, 2017 Known for its healthful snack products, the company makes a major commitment to nutrition and sustainability in its onsite dining program as well. Kali’s Kitchen feeds an average of 70 at breakfast and 140 at lunch on a typical day. Kali’s Kitchen, the onsite café… Read More

Organic Doritos Give Snack Giant a Way Into the New Whole Foods

By Jennifer Kaplan || Bloomberg || August 30, 2017 Inc.’s acquisition of Whole Foods is coming at just the right time for Frito-Lay, the snack giant known for Doritos, Ruffles and Funyuns. The division of PepsiCo Inc. now has versions of 11 core chip brands without artificial ingredients — including Lay’s, Tostitos and Cheetos — and… Read More

Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

By Michaeleen Doucleff || NPR || August 24, 2017 Hadza man eating honeycomb and larvae from a beehive. || Matthieu Paley/National Geographic The words “endangered species” often conjure up images of big exotic creatures. Think elephants, leopards and polar bears. But there’s another of type of extinction that may be occurring, right now, inside our… Read More

Government Joins Food Fight Over Menu Labeling Requirements

By Frank Eltman || Associated Press|| August 15, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has joined a food fight between New York City and a national group opposing new food labeling regulations for chain grocery and convenience stores. The Department of Justice filed legal papers this week on behalf of the Food and Drug… Read More