Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Organic Halloween Candy NOT Made by Child Laborers

Feeling a little guilty about giving out gobs of Halloween candy this year that's likely been made by child laborers? AND that contains high fructose corn syrup as well as artificial colors, flavors and other fun ingredients you can't even pronounce? Well, good news! There's still time to purchase "candy with a conscience" for the cute critters in your home, at your door, or just for yourself. Alter Eco is an organic chocolate company that is dedicated to the fair trade sourcing of ALL its ingredients and, unlike Nestle, Mars and Hershey, there are no children in their supply chain being forced to work the cocoa fields so that you can enjoy a cheap treat.

If chocolate is not your thing, or Alter Eco is outside your budget this year, Black Forest Organic offers an affordable alternative with its cute Sour Heads Halloween packaging and yummy gummies. Black Forest if owned by Ferrara, a company that has also made great strides in its dedication to child labor laws and is committed (unlike Nestle) to being 100% child-labor free by 2020. Both Alter Eco and Black Forest organic candies can be purchased on Amazon for same (or next day) delivery. Alter Eco can also be purchased at WholeFoods and most health food stores and Black Forest products can be found at most local drugstores and supermarkets.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

GMOs in Milton's Popular Supermarket Breads

From the "Healthy Section" of the Bread Aisle  - Milton's Bread with GMOs and Dave's Killer Bread without
Milton's Healthy Whole Grain and other "Craft Bakers" bread flavors have long been thought of as the "healthier choice" when it came to grocery store breads. Unfortunately, just because Milton's breads do not contain high fructose corn syrup (as most store-bought breads do) this does NOT mean they are all-natural. Notice (in the photo above) they tout their bread as "HEALTHY" but nowhere will you find the words "all natural" nor will you find the NON-GMO or USDA certified ORGANIC label as is found on the packaging of TRUE natural bread, such as the DAVE'S KILLER BREAD brand (also pictured above), which, THANKFULLY, is now also sold in traditional supermarkets.

The fact of the matter is, Milton's uses corn, soy and sugar all of which are genetically modified in every loaf of their bread. This is odd when you consider the fact that the Milton's brand puts the NON-GMO label on literally ALL their crackers, chips and cookies. Maybe if enough of us reach out on their comments page and demand non-genetically modified ingredients Milton's might actually listen.