If you think all “organic” is created equal, think again. At Integrative Nutrition, we often talk about the benefits of eating organic, but this weekend, the New York Times revealed that many seemingly trustworthy organic brands are owned and operated by companies such as Kellogg, General Mills and PepsiCo. And with big agriculture money comes big agriculture influence.
In the article “Has ‘Organic’ Been Oversized?”, much of the conversation revolves around the National Organic Standards Board, a committee which submits policy recommendations regarding organic foodstuffs directly to the USDA. With an increasing market share of leading organic brands – including Bear Naked, Honest Tea and Cascadian Farm – giant agri-business corporations have gained access to seats on the NOS Board. The results are far from benign.
John from www.okraw.com takes you on a tour of whats in the fridge of a raw food eater. In this episode, you will learn what is in John’s fridge. You will also learn what foods he stores outside the fridge. Besides storing food inside and outside the fridge, John reveals the absolute best way to store your foods.. The answer may shock you.
Take Chia on the go! It tastes great, delivers natural, clean energy and chia is the main ingredient! Each box contains 15 individually wrapped 110-calorie All Natural chia bars. The next time some processed, nutrient-weak “snack bar” tempts you, just grab your Chia Bar, grab your spear, and Win the Daily Battle.
This is a fresh light summer dessert. It comes together with quickly and easily. It can be served within 25 minutes. Serve it with a low-fat yogurt or a scoop of light vanilla ice cream.
This pasta salad is heavy on summer vegetables (corn and zucchini) and gets a bit of a kick from red pepper flakes. It’s a great alternative to potato salad and will be a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.
Please enjoy this guest post from my friend Olga of Mango & Tomato. Olga is a culinary wiz and I’m happy to have her share a recipe with all of you here on Skinnytaste!