REAL News

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


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


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


Clif Bar & Company’s On-Site Café First in the Nation to Receive Gold REAL Certification

Business Wire || August 2, 2017 EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clif Bar & Company’s Kali’s Kitchen, an employee-run sustainable café at Clif’s headquarters, is the first to receive Gold certification in sustainability and nutrition from the United States Healthful Food Council’s (USHFC) non-profit organization Eat REAL. Eat REAL, or Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership, holistically audits food service providers’… Read More


It’s About Time You Learned What Your Meat Labels Mean

by Emma Loewe || Mind Body Green || August 1, 2017 Photo: Agencia As far as fruits and veggies are concerned, there’s one major label that people know they can trust. The USDA Certified Organic seal makes it easy to find produce you can feel good about eating (just make sure it’s 100 percent organic). Shopping for meat, on… Read More


Doctors Condemn Hospital for Housing a McDonald’s Inside It

Fast-food franchises inside medical centers are under fire again by Erin DeJesus || Eater || July 26, 2017 Cate Gillon/Getty Images News Should hospitals be offering its visitors access to triple-decker burgers and candy-topped shakes? The seemingly odd practice of hospitals leasing space to fast-food franchises is coming under fire yet again: In the newest debate, a group… Read More