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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

A conversation about food

By Julie Vrazel Let’s talk food, Texas. We’re overwhelmed with buzzwords, marketing ploys and labels, not to mention the vast array of choices. How do we know the truth and what’s really best for us? Organic, conventional, local, natural, GMO-free—we read the labels, but what do they really mean? As consumers, your decisions—and mine—shape our [...]