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Is celebrity endorsement of natural products worth it? Commented on: 1 year ago (September 11, 2012)

In the supplement world, I've noticed a trend of companies that are either started partly by athletes (Brendan Brazier of Vega), or that sponsor athletes. Examples are Flora and ultrarunner Scott...

No PB&J? Navigating nut allergies in schools Commented on: 1 year ago (August 28, 2012)

I had thought more kids were allergic to peanuts (not a tree nut, more closely related to soy, as I understand)--so thought almond butter was an OK lunch room option. But recently we had a...

Why your banana may not be vegan Commented on: 1 year ago (August 24, 2012)

Yes, I highly doubt NOP guidelines would not allow this.They do allow the fossil fuel derivative ethylene, to speed ripening of bananas and other tropical fruit—which seems a bit like a move in...

DMAA to blame for just 1 doping bust at London Olympics Commented on: 1 year ago (August 21, 2012)

Shane,
We did read your story and wanted to do our own follow-up to doping and DMAA in the Olympics, which is why I reached out to both USADA and NSF and included extensive live quotes from...

What is the government's role in people's health? Commented on: 1 year ago (August 15, 2012)

Great question, Connor. The thing that seems clear to me is that we have a responsibility to protect children—and we need the next generation to be a healthier one for many reasons—one important...

FDA approves two weight management drugs—why bother? Commented on: 1 year ago (August 14, 2012)

As far as I'm concerned, it's all about our messed-up health care system and profits for drug manufacturers. Our insurance pays for drugs--but not for more economical, effective preventative...

What are all those millennials doing in Whole Foods? Commented on: 1 year ago (August 14, 2012)

Jessica, I wish you luck! I do think it's a good idea to shop around and support more local independents when possible. At Whole Foods, I focus on sales items and do confess that I love our...

I heard it through the grapevine: raisins as good as energy chews Commented on: 1 year ago (July 25, 2012)

good reminder--best to teach ourselves and our kids to eat less processed foods, period. Less packaging, no surprise ingredients, more low impact manufacturing process. Common sense!

Honest Tea speaks out against New York soda ban proposal Commented on: 1 year ago (July 24, 2012)

How many calories does Honest Tea have per ounce?

Give me one good reason to ban urban farming Commented on: 1 year ago (July 24, 2012)

Great article! From personal experience as a mom, I can tell you that growing food at home also helps families bond, teaches kids where food comes from and helps develop their enthusiasm for...

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