Understanding Retailers’ Animal Welfare Priorities – ASPCA and Technomic

Understanding Retailers’ Animal Welfare Priorities   Introduction With consumer concerns around farm animal welfare increasing [PDF], interest in products that carry the promise of better welfare is growing. A new survey by Technomic shows that supermarket industry decision-makers are motivated to stock products that promise better animal welfare, and are seeing the benefits of doing… Read More


Interview With an Owner: GreenFare Organic Cafe – A Restaurant on a Mission

GreenFare Organic Cafe of Herndon, VA has achieved Platinum REAL Certification Status. GreenFare is a unique and powerful restaurant concept is driven by the mission to promote health and change the way their community eats. To be awarded Platinum status, Gwyn and her team prepare a 100%  organic plant-based menu without the use of sugar,… Read More


A Final Farewell to Artificial Trans Fat

Center for Science in the Public Interest | June 13, 2018 | The food industry has until Monday to stop producing foods that contain artificial trans fat—a deadline that comes just over 14 years after the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to revoke partially hydrogenated oil’s regulatory status as safe for… Read More


Drink to Your Health – Kombucha’s unlikely rise from Soviet elixir to modern-day miracle drink

by Danielle Elliot  May 23, 2018, 1:31pm EDT Illustrations by Chrissy Curtin SHARE In May of 1995, Ruth Patras realized that something was wrong with her 5-week-old daughter, Ciara. Initially happy and healthy, about a month after Ciara was born, the whites of her eyes started to turn yellow. Over the next few days, the color deepened, and her… Read More


USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They’re … Confusing

NPR || May 19, 20187:55 AM ET ||MERRIT KENNEDY The USDA has released several options for what the labels might look like.  Department of Agriculture   Foods that contain genetically modified ingredients will soon have a special label. We recently got the first glimpse of what that label might look like when the U.S. Department of… Read More


Grant Aids MDUSD Efforts to Make Nutrition “From Seed to Family Table” Learning

Rick Hurd || East Bay Times || April 17, 2018 El Monte Elementary School garden educator Marian Woodard leads a class on the lifecycle of Ladybugs held in the school’s community garden in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Mt. Diablo Unified School District was recently awarded a grant that will continue to aid… Read More


National Nonprofit Eat REAL wins Battery Powered grant for their role in REAL Food in Schools Collaborative

San Francisco, CA (March 28, 2018) – Eat REAL, as part of the REAL Food in Schools Collaborative, was one of six finalists to receive a prestigious Battery Powered grant for their childhood nutrition project Catalyzing a New Food Culture in Mt. Diablo Schools.  The Collaborative (comprised of Eat REAL, the nonprofits Life Lab and… Read More


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