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

By Jennifer Kaplan || Bloomberg || August 30, 2017 Amazon.com 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


4 fixes for the astonishing lack of vegetables in the American diet

By Julia Belluz || Vox || Aug 15, 2017 A variety of strategies are being tried across America to get more greens on the dinner table. // littleny/shutterstock Walk through your local grocery store, and you might discover, as Kentucky cardiologist John Mandrola did last year, that four apples cost $9 while a box of doughnuts costs… Read More


The Plant Café Organic Becomes the First Platinum REAL Certified® Restaurant in the Nation

** To read an interview with Founder and Owner, Matthew Guelke, click here. Originally posted on PR Underground Industry: Restaurant/Hospitality San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) August 15th, 2017 – Bay Area fast-casual pioneer, The Plant Café Organic, has undergone the Eat REAL® Certified Audit and become the first in the nation to qualify for Platinum level certification. This certification… Read More


Molinari’s: First Independent Restaurant in PA REAL Certified

Bethlehem, PA (August 15, 2017) – Molinari’s restaurant isthe first independently owned restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania to become REAL Certified®. REAL Certified is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators that have gone through a rigorous process to evaluate the healthfulness and sustainability of the food being served. By… Read More


Interview with an Owner: The Plant Cafe Organic

Motivated by the results he and his family saw after a health retreat, Matthew Guelke joined forces with Mark Lewis to create the Plant Café to provide clean food made with 100% organic ingredients. After leaving the tech industry, they refocused their careers on feeding people healthy, local food with a focus on maintaining a… Read More


Plant-based diet should be central to national food policy

By Jean-Pierre Kiekens || Policy Options || July 21, 2017 I recently visited in a university hospital in Montreal a relative who had suffered a significant cardiovascular event. After 24 hours, she was offered a meal: macaroni and cheese. Other options included more junk foods: pizza, hamburger, spaghetti with meat sauce, and so on. There were no… Read More


Study: Nearly all consumers find transparency in food and beverage important

by Megan Poinski || Food Dive  || July 13, 2017 Dive Brief: Consumers are overwhelmingly interested in more transparency in food products, according to a new study from Response Media. Study results say almost everyone finds transparency important in food products — 99% for fresh food and 98% for packaged food — and 70% said their purchases are… Read More


Domino’s “wins” award for putting profit over purpose

by Kate Cox || The New Food Economy || August 1, 2017 In December of 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rules requiring chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to provide calorie counts and other nutrition information for standard menu items. Regulations requiring mandatory calorie declaration… Read More