Raw, fresh-pressed juices are all the rage these days, especially in Southern California. At the vanguard of this trend is Nekter, which started in Orange County and has already spread to L.A. The company also recently introduced FedEx shipping so anyone can juice with Nekter anywhere in the country. Following is a Q&A with Nekter co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Alexis Schulze. Continue reading
Just participated in the I Will Know My Food Campaign, sponsored by Stonyfield, which makes luscious yogurt, among other products. I encourage others to participate, who are interested in knowing what’s in their food and making food choices that protect their health, family, farmers, animals and the planet. It’s fun and easy. And, with every new Food Superhero Profile created, Stonyfield will donate $1 to FoodCorps (http://foodcorps.org/)
If you are a milk drinker – and there are debates on whether it’s even healthy to drink the most organic, natural milk – then look for organic milk. If organic milk is too expensive, look for milk that states on the label that it’s produced without the use of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). This is injected into cows so they produce more milk.
To make it easier, Sustainable Table has created a map that will show you where in your area you can buy hormone-free milk (and other dairy products):