Happy 4th of July!

Here are a few notes from a busy June at Eat REAL®.

Earlier this month, Eat REAL signed on in support of the implementation of a new rule to the USDA Organic label. The Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, finalized by the USDA this January (2017), aims to increase the animal welfare regulations associated with the Organic label.

You can see our public comment here.
For more information on the rule, and to see other comments, visit regulations.gov.


Learn Dr. Robert Lustig’s tips on what you can do to recognize where sugar is slithering into foods that most people think of as “healthy.”

 


FOOD IN THE NEWS

From NPR’s All Things Considered:
‘Farm To Fable’? Tampa Probe Finds Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

Listen to the full story here.


CERTIFICATION SPOTLIGHT: HOT ITALIAN

Andrea Lepore’s and Fabrizio Cercatore’s mission was to build a place where pizza brings people together to celebrate Italy’s new generation of art, music, design, sport, food and wine.

By combining these elements with California’s urban lifestyle, seasonal, quality ingredients, and a conscious commitment to our environment and community, HOT ITALIAN hopes to inspire, make a difference, and create better neighborhoods.


MEET OUR PARTNER: KITCHEN TABLE ADVISORS

About KTA – We cultivate rich relationships with farmers who share our values of sustainability, integrity, and respect for the land and its inhabitants. And we stand alongside them to celebrate their personal and professional successes.

About Kitchen Table Advisors: We provide farmers with access to the tools, knowledge, and resources they need on their path to become resilient and viable businesses. Through our business and financial advising, we help farmers build the foundation for a successful future.