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You Need to Know: What Do Natural, Local and Organic Mean?

Eve Turow | Posted 07.17.2014 | Food
Eve Turow

Today's consumers are increasingly concerned with where their food comes from, and demand for "organic," "local" and "natural" foods is on the rise. But what do those labels really mean?

Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute What do Cheerios and apples have in common? They are the latest a...

Pepsi Rebrands 'Natural' Products With 'Simply'

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply." The company chan...

Debunking The Natural Food Myth: 5 Modern Foods That Are Anything But Natural

Shawn Forno | Posted 02.18.2014 | Food
Shawn Forno

Some of the most basic "all-natural food" we eat, never existed anywhere in "nature" before human beings modified and exploited them for consumption.

Matt Ferner

LARABAR Founder Talks About 'Professional Life That Gives Back'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business

Lara Merriken founded successful natural food bar company LARABAR in 2000, and before that, went down a number of life paths where she could be active...

Ahoy Trader Joe's! It's Not the Pirate That Is Hurting Your Brand

Reid Wegley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

When your fans are contributing the only content related to your brand, and apparently getting paid for it, problems will ensue.

Monsanto Hates This

Ocean Robbins | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Monsanto and their buddies in big agribusiness might want to dominate the world's food supply. But a growing movement of concerned citizens is getting fed up and fighting back.

New and Healthy Food Finds

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

This year, I carefully planned which companies I wanted to visit at Natural Foods Expo West in each of the six huge exhibit halls. Here are my finds of the day, which are all made from whole foods with minimal ingredients.

High-End, Hormone-Free Drive-Thru Food: Is America Ready?

Stephanie Keller | Posted 10.06.2012 | Food
Stephanie Keller

Fresa's is part of an important discussion and helps plant the seed for a huge shift in the culture of fast food, despite those who don't find the concept appealing.

Victims of the Food Industry, Part One

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Although factory foods promise good health, beauty, and satisfaction, they lack the life-sustaining nutrients necessary to maintain healthy metabolic processes.

Tasty, New and Natural: A Registered Dietitian Shares Her Finds From a Western Foodie Convention

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

The Natural Products Expo West, held earlier this month in Anaheim, Calif., is always an interesting show -- and there are some tasty finds at this mecca for foodies.

5 Food Labels That Mean Nothing

Organic Authority.com | Posted 03.13.2012 | Food
Organic Authority.com

While certain words and phrases such as "Low Sodium" or "Certified USDA Organic" are regulated and certified by government agencies, most are not -- and it's up to the consumer to read between the lines in order to find something healthy to eat.

Rawesome Shutdown: The War on Food Freedom

Shiva Rose | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Shiva Rose

It always seemed preposterous to me that we have to continuously fight to maintain our reproductive rights, but now the government has decided they are going to determine what we eat, as well.

What Does 'Organic' Actually Mean?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Because the U.S. lags behind other developed countries when it comes to food safety, understanding label claims can often be a challenge for even the savviest shopper!

8 Steps To Truer Food

Annie B. Bond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annie B. Bond

During the last 40 years, most of us have been eating a diet that is wildly out of true compared to what our bodies need, and equally out of true considering what is best for the health of people and the planet.

Depression Linked To Processed Foods

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, research suggests....

On Making Focaccia

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Potato focaccia bread: not very hard and it really must be made.

Africa's Herbal Answer To Viagra

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO, Principe �" Viagra is not needed on this island. For erectile dysfunction, herbal healers prescribe a bit of bark to heat until soft, c...

A Halal Spin on Italian and Mexican Food at My Halal Kitchen

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Naazish YarKhan

Growing up enjoying culinary feasts like lasagna, Sicilian pizza and Puerto Rican rice and beans, Yvonne M. Maffei embraced Islam and its dietary laws. What becomes of those appetites and indulgences?

Taco Bell's New Green Menu Takes No Ingredients From Nature (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Taco Bell has gone green, so green in fact that no nature is used to make the "food." Puppies count as nature, right? WATCH: Taco Bell's New Green M...

10 Easy Ways To Eat Natural

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Let's face it: The dream of having our very own personal spa chef whip up delicious, good-for-us grub probably isn't happening in this economy. So we ...

Secrets to Avoiding Winter Flu Blues

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Studies indicate it is not the cold of winter that causes an increase in flu, but the lowered humidity.

Slow Food Nation: Slow Foodies Mingle, Learn And Eat

Grist.org | Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's going to take me more than just a few days to fully understand the effects and implications of the first Slow Food Nation, held in San Francisco ...

Serving Up Delicious, Healthy Grub At The Oasis

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The visitors to the Huffington Post Oasis have been treated to a variety of tasty -- as well as healthy and natural -- foods. Essential Living Foods C...

What Does "Natural" Mean To The FDA?

Gourmet | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ready for a back-to-school pop quiz? Here goes: How does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) define the word "natural" for food products? Actuall...