Healthy Surprise Blog
Expo West 2013 0
Hey there Snackers! We’re always on the lookout for new and delicious, healthy snacks! We’ve just unloaded three backpacks full of snacks that aren’t even on the market yet!
Why do we have so many new, unreleased snacks?
Whole Foods Requires All Product Labels to Include GMO Content by 2018! 0
Whole Foods just announced at the Natural Products Expo West that starting in 2018 they will require all products in their U.S. and Canadian stores to have labels indicating whether they contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). Whole Foods is collaborating with the the Non-GMO Project to help them inspect, verify and approve all products. Comprised of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, consumers, and more, Non-GMO Project ensures that food production follows rigorous practices to avoid GMO contamination before bearing their seal of approval.
This will have a major effect on the food market, as Whole Foods has thousands of vendors and stores throughout the country. This will most likely create a de-facto labeling program nationwide since not having a Non-Gmo label will imply the presence of GMOs.
This is a major step forward for consumer choice and information. Read the Whole Foods Press release.
The Food System Is Rigged: Insiders Tell All 0
We all know how hard it can be to ‘give up’ various foods. And with some foods, ‘once you pop – you can’t stop’. This isn’t a coincidence. Processed food is engineered to be as addictive as possible. A handful of large, multi-billion dollar business are...
Meet Healthy Surprise – Our New Profile Video 0
Check out this short (1 minute) video that we put together profiling Healthy Surprise. We wanted to create a quick video that captured the essence of what we did, and showed off our passion for healthy snacks. The video was shot at...
Prop 37 – Label Gmo Foods. What's at Stake for You, California and Why You Should Learn More 0
November 6th Californians will vote on Prop 37, which if passed would require foods sold in the state that contain “GMO’s” (genetically modified organisms) to be labeled as such, and would prohibit marketing “such food as ‘natural’” by July 1, 2014. GMO’s are foods or animals that have had the genes of another species artificially forced into their DNA to introduce a new trait such as draught tolerance or insect repellant. Currently about 70% of the processed foods in America contain GMO’s. The bill is controversial and big money has lined up...