Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Major Scandal!

I have 2 scandalous stories to share… and 3 new deeelicious recipes.

There was some HUGE news in the NY Times yesterday about Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. The Organic Consumers Association found traces of Monsanto's glyphosate (i.e. Roundup weedkiller - a probable carcinogen) in 10 samples of their ice cream. This is the same weedkiller that's been found in Cheerios, Stacy's Pita Chips, Ritz Crackers and all these other popular products. It's about time this hit the mainstream media - it takes some brave reporting to get the truth out about these chemical companies and what they are doing to our food supply.

In other news… The Co-CEO of Whole Foods once asked me what I thought the new trends in food packaging would be considering the food revolution we are in. I told him we'd start seeing ingredient labels on the front of packaging because consumers care about ingredients. Well, one company - RX Bars - started doing that and when I saw their protein bars in stores I thought my prediction had come true. However, when I examined the bars closer and read the ingredient list on the back of the package, I saw natural flavors listed - and even in their bars made for kids. This is what angers me about new food companies trying to give us more real food. If you want to gain consumers trust - be transparent and don't use shady tactics like this. As you hopefully know already, "natural flavors" may contain up to 100 ingredients, including synthetic chemicals such as the solvent propylene glycol or the preservative BHA, as well as GMO-derived ingredients (unless organic or Non-GMO Project verified). Flavors can also include excitotoxins like MSG that cause your taste buds to experience irresistibility when it comes to food. 

You can see my tweets to RX Bar here and here stating my disappointment with their misleading labeling.

Just in time for all these hot summer days we've been having I just published three new recipes for Superfood Summer Pops to try this season that will not only cool you off, but will supercharge your body with some of the best nutrients on the planet!!!

Unlike those popsicles and frozen fruit pops at the store filled with tons of added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, thickeners and fake flavors, these homemade pops will supercharge your health with superfoods! These are foods that pack the most nutritional punch per bite - full of various compounds that are excellent for your body… 

They are soooo delicious, kid-friendly, and super healthy.

Xo,

Vani

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