Breyers kicks the hormones to the Curb!

This may be old news for some of you (Feb) but I still wanted to spread the word because it’s another small step towards transparency in our food system. Breyer’s has announced it stopped using milk and cream from cows treated with artificial growth hormones, becoming the latest big brand to shift toward more natural […]

Nestle Announces Plans to Remove Artificial Flavors and Dyes from its Candy Products

Huge companies like Kraft, Coca Cola and Wal Mart have removed artificial food colors and dyes from the products that they distribute in other countries. And as concerned parents voices continue to grow louder, Nestle has jumped on board and announced Tuesday they too will be changing the formula on over 250 of their products to remove […]

10 Banned Foods that Every American Should Stop Eating

Before we underwent the 10 Week Challenge to rid our house (and diets) of processed foods, (I am being totally honest in saying), I only read the nutritional content on the label IF I read the label at all.  And I read whatever was fashionable at the time.  First it was just calories, then we all started focusing […]

Have you heard about the new app ‘Snap’ from Groupon?

I just heard this on CNN this morning and had to pass it along to all those money saving moms (and dads) out there! It’s an app by Groupon called Snap (snap.groupon.com) that gives customers cash back when buying certain items at the supermarket. Only no clipping coupons! Traditionally you would clip your coupons, sort […]

Organic Annie’s Sells Out to GMO General Mills

  The title says it all, don’t you think?  There’s a bit of a …. oh shall we say … SELL OUT here? A LITTLE ABOUT ANNIE’S HOMEGROWN Annie’s got their start in the organic food market in 1989 by a woman named Annie Withey.  Her soul purpose was to make a healthier version of  macaroni and […]

Subway to Remove Azodicarbonamide from their breads

In case you haven’t heard already, Subway has announced it is removing a chemical that helps elasticity in their bread, which is the same chemical that is found in yoga mats, sole shoes and other rubbery products.   It is called Azodicarbonamide. Back in the day when people made their own breads they would take the time […]

NRDC to launch attack on food ingredients !!!!

Our voices are being heard! DID YOU HEAR THAT??? OUR VOICES ARE BEING HEARD!! An article out from Politico.com states that the NDRC will be launching a campaign for much stronger regulation around the way the FDA approves those chemicals in our food we can’t pronounce! THIS IS BIG~ REALLY BIG!!!! According to Organic Consumers […]

FDA Poised to Release Guidance Restricting Outdoor Access for Organic Poultry

On Tuesday, July 23, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a draft guidance for organic egg producers (and other farmers who allow outdoor access for their chickens) to comply with its salmonella food safety rule, which went into effect in 2010.  The draft guidance is in a Question and Answer format.  The public […]

Target to add Organic grocery line

Great new everyone!  Target will be starting their own organic grocery line called Archer Farms Simply Balanced.  They plan to have around 250 products following in the footsteps of their successful Archer Farms line.  Going organic and avoiding GMOs greatly reduces your grab and go selections.  I used to be a big gas station shopper (I know […]

Is Conventional meat contaminated with antibiotic resitant bacteria?

Today I read an article that raises questions regarding the safety of our meat.  I try to keep as up to date as I can researching the news and staying informed when it comes to our food, where it comes from and the problems that arise, and then of course report them to you. What […]