Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Organic Doesn't Always Mean Fair Labor

Daily Insights 02/01/2017
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The Food Justice Certified Label is Here, Are You Ready?

Do we really need another label? Yes, we do!

National Geographic has highlighted the first organic unionized farm in America, Swanton Berry Farm that is among an increasing number of growers adopting a new label: Food Justice Certified. 

Do we really need another label? Yes we do! 

Bruce Goldstein, president of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Farmworker Justice, estimates that of the roughly 2.5 million farmworkers in America, only around 25,000 are unionized. And only a small percent of those 25,000 work on organic farms. Which for many shoppers who buy organic, there may be a surprise to learn that fair labor practices may not play a part in producing their organic foods. 


These Times Are Not for the Faint of Heart

February is all about our heart! Find out SupermarketGuru's top healthy heart tips here.

If you are overwhelmed by government actions these days, here's a positive reminder of something great! Since 1963, Congress has required the president to proclaim February as "American Heart Month," a time when we recognize that heart disease is our nation's number one killer - and also a time when we recognize the contributing factors and try to eliminate as many in our lives as possible!

Show Your Shoppers How to Make These (Healthier) Wings for the Big Game

Recipe for Grocerants: Spicy Ginger & Orange Glazed Chicken Wings

Wings are one of the top foods people choose to go with the Super Bowl! Here's a modern and creative twist on this popular dish that supermarkets and their grocerants can share with their shoppers. From SupermarketGuru contributor, Chef Jamie, here is a super simple and healthier baked instead of fried recipe. 

Phil's Food Reviews

Junkless Chewy Granola Bar 100% Real Strawberries is a HIT!

I have become addicted to these bars. So good! You really can taste the real strawberries - they are that good! The granola has a great texture and allows the strawberries to shine. Watch full review.

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With potentially significant changes in regulations when it comes to animal welfare practices by food manufacturers, we would like to hear from YOU, our consumer panel, on how YOU feel this could affect or not affect your purchasing choices. Let us know what you think in this short quick poll. 

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