Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… wasn’t a lot of local business infrastructure,” Tighe said. “I’ve seen it really kind of rise out of nowhere. It’s been a lot of grassroots, purposeful local initiatives for small businesses, so now we do have farm-to-restaurant suppliers that did not exist before.” Owner and co-founder Chris Blanc said the restaurant has been able to better incorporate local Foods into its menu over time. “We’re definitely more local now than when we …

Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

From www. businesswire.com | July 8, 2015 PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trailblazer Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded grocery products in the western U.S., is introducing a complete line of certified organic coconut products, including oil, virgin oil, milk, light milk, flour, sugar and unsweetened flakes. “There is a strong and growing demand in the U.S. for better-for-you Foods,” said Rob Miller, CEO of Trailblazer Foods, “and coconut fits in with …

Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

From www.inquisitr.com | July 5, 2015 The past five years have seen the most growth pertaining to the demand of organic food. This is thanks to a high number of independent studies showing the negatives of conventional Foods made with science (such as GMOs). Because of this, organic food has become a viable business as well as a viable diet. The former is exampled best by the fact Costco, the second-largest wholesale retailer in the United States, has invested in organic food to the point it is …

TTIP could open EU to ‘new biotech’ GMO seeds and foods – The Ecologist

From www.theecologist.org | July 7, 2015 The EU Parliament is voting tomorrow on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the USA and the EU. But do MEPs realise that the agreement could force European markets open to ‘new biotech’ Foods and crops using advanced GM technologies that do not meet current definitions of ‘GMO’ within the EU? The secretive discussions about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment …

Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project

… are still large quantities of GMO Foods (mainly GM soya) being imported in to Russia. In February 2014, a group of senators from Russia’s Federation Council introduced a bill seeking to prohibit the distribution and import of products containing GMOs in Russia. Read full, original post: Russian Deputy PM Confirms ‘Clean Products’ Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture Source: Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project …

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

… also been associated with a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease, immune system problems and hypothyroidism. “Because of the approval of Enlist Duo for use on GMO crops, we expect the use of 2,4-D to increase up to seven-fold by the end of the decade,” said Kustin. “Since the federal government has failed to curb the overreliance of glyphosate and 2,4-D, mandatory GMO labeling is essential so that consumers can know whether they are buying GMO Foods that rely heavily on these toxic …

4 ways to create a healthful summer diet – The Washington Post

… you might want to consider organic for nectarines, peaches and peppers (sweet or hot), because conventional forms of these Foods have a high or very high pesticide risk. Know when to cook it. “Vitamins and minerals are lost when some Foods are heated,” says Maxine Siegel, Consumer Reports’ food-testing manager. “But for some fruits and vegetables, cooking makes the nutrients more available, so your body absorbs them better.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

… communities partner to create a more locally based, self-reliant food economy. Adopting even one seemingly small and simple habit can make a difference in promoting a more sustainable food system. Here are the top five sustainable food habits: 1. Plant-based. A plant-based diet, which focusses on including more plant Foods than animal Foods in your diet, can have an impact on the environment. Producing billions of pounds of animal meat and dairy each year takes pesticides, chemical fertilizer, …

Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of Foods made with genetically modified organisms could cost the nation’s grocers up to $10 million a day in fines, according to a letter from an industry organization that is suing the block the law. The letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin from the head of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, dated Wednesday, said companies could be fined up to $1,000 a day per unlabeled item — a can of soup or a box of …

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

… organically grown produce, and animal products. These are the types of Foods we need to focus on in order to decrease toxins in the body. We are what we eat. If we don’t eat clean and fresh now, how will we feel later? Food Quality – Organic Foods have a decrease nitrate content (as fertilizers are not nitrogen based) and increased mineral content. This includes calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. An added bonus in eating organic is that the produce hasn’t travelled for weeks. “If …