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Coconut Products are Expensive! Should You Buy Them?

Are coconut products worth the expense?

Coconut oil prices have soared largely because of the growing popularity of specialty products such as coconut water, flour and coconut sugar. As reported by the WSJ, the desire for coconut products has caused a jump in prices and according to World Bank data, prices are more than 50% higher…

July 28, 2016 Read More


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The Food Network Wants To Deliver Your Dinner

What happens when you take Food Network and create a partnership with Instacart? A new supermarket competitor.

It’s Instacart’s same day deliver model based on recipes on Food Network’s website. Find a recipe you like, add ingredients from that recipe to your Instacart shopping cart, select a delivery time, and an Instacart Personal Shopper will deliver the items later that same day. 

While it may…

July 28, 2016 Watch Video


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To Be Healthy, Eat With The Lights On

The Journal of Marketing Research just published a study that suggests that dim lights are a way of getting patrons to let their guard down and make impulsive decisions in restaurants.

Think about it. A dimly lit restaurant makes you feel cozy, more romantic, the ambiance whisks you away from your day-to-day worries and you relax. Ahhh. 

Just like the science behind menu design, background music and aroma filled restaurant spaces, lighting plays a huge role in the decision-making…

July 27, 2016 Watch Video


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Back to School: Food Allergies

It's back to school time again, and many families are preparing their children with supplies, new school clothes, and trying to figure out just what to pack in those school lunch boxes!

It's back to school time again, and many families are preparing their children with supplies, new school clothes, and trying to figure out just what to pack in those school lunch boxes!  What foods our kids will eat, which ones offer the best nutrition, not forgetting price, can be a challenge…

July 27, 2016 Read More


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Food Inequality, Immoral College Food, Stressed Cities, Summer Beverages

Check this week's discussion on Lost in the Supermarket!

Are processed foods are here to stay for financially struggling consumers? If so, making them better rather not pushing for shoppers to avoid at all cost may be a more realistic approach. Why does Malcolm Gladwell think colleges should spend less on food? And some cities are more stressed…

July 26, 2016 Read More


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The New Neighborhood

Regen Village is set to produce all of it's own food and energy.

ReGen Village, outside of Amsterdam, is designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making its own energy, and handling its own waste in a closed loop. 

Your dining room might be next to an indoor vegetable garden. Outside, a seasonal garden. Almost everything they’ll eat is…

July 26, 2016 Watch Video


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