Category: Natural Foods
How to Promote Diversity in the Natural Products Industry
I recently spoke to New Hope Network about ways to support supply chain diversity in the natural products industry. I’ll draw your attention to how the article ended: Prepare to make mistakes When trying to be more diverse and inclusive, be prepared to make mistakes. “It’s important to understand you will mess up,” McCord says. […]
A Community Approach to JEDI
As a Solutions Partner for the J.E.D.I Collaborative, I am excited to be a speaker for their session – A Community Approach to JEDI. I have previously spoken before the natural products industry about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at ExpoWest and BevNet. My session will give natural products professionals two tools in which to […]
I am very excited to present at Expo West on Saturday, March 12 with my colleagues Jeff Klineman and Tracye McQuirter. Our panel, Natural Diversity: Finding Your Company’s Future Leaders, will be a very interesting exploration of the current status of diversity in the natural products industry and what the industry feels it needs to […]
Goat Milk is Trending
Goat milk, consumed by 65% of the world’s population, is becoming more popular as an alternative to cow milk in the United States. Many families are moving away from consuming cow milk. According to the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of California, Davis, cow milk has a similar percentage of fat to goat milk. Depending on […]
Non-GMO Month – What Does This Mean for You as a Consumer?
By Nikki McCord and Shoshana Romer So Many Terms, But What do They Mean? GMOs, non-GMOs, Organic, Fair Trade, Free Range. There are a lot of buzz words thrown about in the food vocabulary and it’s hard to distinguish what all these terms mean. During non-GMO month, organizations likeJust Label It and the Non-GMO Projecteducate consumers about the […]
National Non-GMO Month – What They Are and Why You Should Care
As a consumer, you have many choices. You can choose to buy a wool or polyester sweater. You can choose to buy a gas or hybrid vehicle. You have the ability to make these choices because these products are clearly labeled. Choosing whether or not you put GMOs in your body is harder. Check the […]
GMOs in Our Food: Do We Have a Right to Know?
By Steven Hoffman and Nikki McCord If you’re anything like us, you’re probably enjoying a snack while checking your email and catching up on your blogs. If you’re eating a conventionally produced snack – that is, one that is not Certified Organic or Non-GMO Verified – chances are it could be full of GMOs. Check […]
Garden School Foundation: The Roots of Education
The idea started because, as much as things were changing, they were actually staying the same. The 24th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles received funding to replace the playground asphalt with more playground asphalt. Parents, teachers, children, and community leaders had a different idea. What if, instead of filling more square feet with asphalt, the space […]