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USDA Goes Digital With A Food Buying App – FBG

It’s called the Food Buying Guide and the question is whether or not those people that already have been using similar apps on their smart phones for 5 years or more will make the switch.

There is a difference – this one is designed specifically for the more than 280,000 child nutrition  program operators, but many of them have sought other resources while the USDA was playing catch up. The other mistake in the Beltway was not to make this available to consumers – as frankly it is…

February 23, 2018 Watch Video

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Ever Wonder Why They Are Called “Comfort Foods”?

It’s not rocket science.

According to the American Psychological Association, thirty-eight percent of adults report that they have overeaten or eaten unhealthy foods in the past month because of stress. And as we reported…

February 22, 2018 Watch Video


Food Allergy Bullying is Real and Dangerous

As food allergies rise in children, so does food allergy related bullying.

By Sally Smithwick, managing editor

I have no food allergies, my children don’t have food allergies. It’s something we just don’t have to worry about in our household, and that I am truly grateful for. And I do know that because I have worked in reporting on food for…

February 21, 2018 Read More


McDonald's Move To Make Happy Meals Healthier Is The Right Thing To Do

An announcement by McDonald’s last week that it is implementing new nutritional standards for its Happy Meals could not come at a better time, both for the chain and for Americans' health and wellness.

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An announcement by McDonald’s last week that it is implementing new nutritional…

February 21, 2018 Read More


Pets Go Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Just Like Their Owners

Pets are eating more and more like their owners these days with gluten-free, non-GMO, grain-free and organic products on the rise.

You may have noticed that America seems to love more and more owning pets, and these days, owners care for their dogs and cats in ways with much more attention to detail and humanization. With dog parades across the country, cat cafes, animals frequently seen pushed in baby strollers, Halloween…

February 21, 2018 Read More

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Another Reason To Watch Walmart

Walmart, once again, may well have discovered a solution that will change the grocery industry.

Our focus has been on Amazon, Aldi, Lidl and Walmart for almost 4 years now; and all 4 organizations continue to fascinate us with what they are doing and how far ahead of the traditional grocers they seem to be. 

CB Insights reports that last year Walmart filed for a patent for technology…

February 21, 2018 Watch Video

Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for February 20th, 2018

This week Phil reviews: Eight O'Clock Coffee 100% Brazilian Breakfast, Glean Beet Powder, Sejoyia Coco-Thins Chocolate, The Good Bean Crispy Favas and Peas Balsamic Herb, hummustir Organic Hummus Mediterranean

Nutiritional Information and product breakdown listed below:

February 20, 2018 Watch Video

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Our Update On CRISPR

Dupont played its hand and communication well and this technology surely sets the stage for a non-GMO supermarket.

We first reported on Dupont Pioneer CRISPR last July and how the breakthrough gene-editing tool was talking to consumers to avoid the problems that stifled GMOs. Unlike conventional genetic modification, CRISPR works directly on the DNA of the plant or animal being bred. While GMOs, as we have traditionally…

February 19, 2018 Watch Video

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A Sustainable Planet Is A “Must”

By 2050, the United Nations forecasts that 66 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, with India and China, expected to see the fastest rates of change.

This shift to city living has enormous implications for all of us.  Research by the Abu Dhabi-headquartered International Renewable Energy Agency suggests that…

February 16, 2018 Watch Video

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The National Retail Federation Study

The Quarterly Consumer View offers some interesting findings

• “Whether shopping in-store or online, consumers are typically seeking to buy a certain item rather than just browsing, with 73 percent surveyed saying that’s the case with stores and 54 percent online, according to the report. And in either case, 58 percent rated being able to find what they want…

February 15, 2018 Watch Video

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