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What’s in a food label?

By Shala Watson Take a walk down the supermarket aisle. What do you see? Food labels galore! Non-GMO. Gluten-free. Organic. All natural. You name it, you can probably find it. But what do the labels really mean? Are they in our best interest or a marketing ploy to get us to spend more money on [...]

Food price vs. food preference

By Justin Green I must confess. I dislike grocery shopping. I like to cook. And I love to eat. But grocery shopping is not my forte. It was grueling as I made my weekly trek to the grocery store. Pulp-free or extra pulp orange juice? Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Vanilla or chocolate ice cream!? [...]

Why I like organic

By Julie Tomascik Organic foods. I sure do like them. A trip to the farmers market is a delight. The sights, smells and tastes abound. Farmers, food and fellowship. What more could you want? But I don’t like organic foods because they’re better for me. Studies show that organic and conventional are the same when [...]

Values do matter to farmers and ranchers

By Julie Vrazel Values and farmers and ranchers—they go hand-in-hand. A 30-second commercial by Whole Foods Market shows that. Sort of. It implies organic is superior and more ethical than conventionally-grown food. I don't agree. In their marketing scheme to boost sales, Whole Foods left out one important ingredient—conventional farmers and ranchers. Truth is, like their [...]

October 28, 2014|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Food fights: First World problems

By Jessica Domel Sometimes I wonder what all the food fusses are about. I tell you that because sometimes I too get discouraged. I see Facebook arguments, which can get pretty intense about organics versus natural, or grass fed versus grain fed and a whole host of other food issues. I see the passion in [...]

August 12, 2014|Categories: Featured, Healthy Eating|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments