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Our mission is to empower people to make healthy, informed decisions and demystify the grocery shopping experience whether on-line or in the market. Our hope is to build trust and transparency between shoppers, producers and retailers.

Natural Foods, Grocery

Hidden GMO Ingredients

By Michele | 04/23/2018

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Day of the Mushroom: What You Need to Know About Mushrooms

By Michele | 04/17/2018

Mmmmmmmushrooms! Sometimes covered in dirt, mushrooms don’t always look appetizing. In Asia mushrooms are considered a symbol of healthy and longevity. They’re rich in immune-boosting properties. They’re surprisingly antioxidant rich and regular consumption can help protect against cardiovascular disease. They’re also a great food for weight-loss as they’re low in calories, good fiber, and very… Continue Reading

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Potassium Bromate

By Michele | 03/29/2018

    Potassium Bromate is found in bread and other baked goods. It’s added to flour to strengthen the dough, allow it to rise higher and give the finished bread a more appealing white color. It has been linked to cancer.  Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union have banned it. For more information… Continue Reading

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The Crack Heard Around the World – Parmesan Cheese

By Michele | 02/14/2018

Real Parmesan Doesn’t Come in a Little Green Tube I love cheese. Parmesan cheese is no exception. Real Parmesan cheese – Parmigiano-Reggiano. I  worked as a Cheesemonger at Whole Foods Market for several years; it was a great job. One of my favorite tasks was “cracking a parm”. Cracking a Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel is a physically… Continue Reading

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Ingredient Investigation: Gluten

By Michele | 01/25/2018

    IMPORTANT: Just because a food is labeled “Gluten Free” doesn’t mean it’s automatically healthy. Gluten Free foods can still be overly processed and made from ingredients that should be limited or avoided for a healthy diet. Continue Reading

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TRANSPARENCY – What is it? Why Should I Care?

By Michele | 01/03/2018

Full Disclosure I think all of us can honestly say at one time or another, or maybe quite frequently, (you know who you are…) are guilty of blurring the truth. Whether it was to protect ourselves, or avoid something, or to get a job, maybe to convince someone to share our beliefs. Perhaps we’ve avoided… Continue Reading

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By Michele | 12/15/2017

FOOD IS POLITICS The food industry plays politics just as well as any other industry. Food politics underlie all politics. There’s no industry more important to us or more fundamentally linked to our well-being and the future well-being of our children. Corporate control of the nation’s food system limits our choices and threatens our health. Over… Continue Reading

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TUESDAY TIP: If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t

By Michele | 11/07/2017

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By Michele | 11/03/2017

Dicamba, a weed killer, damaged more that 3.6 million acres of soy bean crops.  The herbicide drifted from being applied to GMO soybean crops to surrounding farms and residential areas. Also affected were tomatoes, watermelon, canteloupe, vineyards, pumpkins, organic vegetables, residential gardens, trees, and shrubs.  Read more here:   Continue Reading

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By Michele | 11/01/2017

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Our ideas of health and wellness evolve, so should our purchasing habits. Studies have shown that the labeling claim that is affecting purchasing the most is additive/preservative-free.

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