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Going to Expo West? Be an Organic Champion and Support The Organic Center Dinner

 

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Are you attending Natural Products Expo West this year? Do you want to have some fun, dine with organic CEOs and visionaries while fostering organic science and research?

The Organic Center’s annual dinner is the single biggest fundraising event for the organization and the largest business networking dinner at Expo West. Continue reading “Going to Expo West? Be an Organic Champion and Support The Organic Center Dinner”

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What Frieda Rapoport Caplan Taught me

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I never personally knew Frieda Caplan, the woman who is credited with bringing many once-exotic fruits and vegetables to the United States. I knew only of her gifts—kiwifruits, habaneros, jicama and Asian pears. I was just a toddler when she opened Frieda’s Specialty Produce, the first woman-owned wholesale produce business. The ground she covered made it easier for me to open my company in 1996.

Hearing of Frieda’s passing at 96, I was profoundly touched by the outpouring of admiration and sorrow. I reached out to a few of my early colleagues who knew her. I was moved to tears by their stories.

Thus, began a series of revelations about the importance of mentoring and being mentored. Continue reading “What Frieda Rapoport Caplan Taught me”

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Dubai: A Gateway to The Middle East Market and Its Flavor

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In December, I traveled to Dubai as part of a Trade Mission with the Organic Trade Association (OTA). At the onset, I was nervous about what I had read online. A conservative Muslim culture that I knew nothing about. Well, none of it was what I expected!

I found a vibrant International culture of Westerners, South Asians, and of course, Emiratis all coexisting with tolerance and acceptance. A place of great wealth with an eye towards the future and a market that is hungry for Organic products. Continue reading “Dubai: A Gateway to The Middle East Market and Its Flavor”

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Speaking in Tongues – How Food Idioms Pepper Our Language

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What’s in an idiom? It’s a saying, usually set down from the past, that has a very different meaning than its literal words. The words don’t mean what they say, can I say what they mean?

For instance, when I’m talking with my friend, am I actually chewing the fat? And when I’m found wrong, is there really egg on my face?

In a nutshell, idioms are phrases that we use every day, as easy as apple pie, without even realizing it. Continue reading “Speaking in Tongues – How Food Idioms Pepper Our Language”

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Still Wondering if that Organic Turkey is Worth It? – A New Study Suggests It’s the Safest Choice

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It’s the weekend before the great holiday feast. Turkey is on the menu, and I haven’t even ordered mine – let along worked out if it will be baked, smoked, or set upon the barbeque for hours.

Organic, free-range and antibiotic-free are always my first choice because I want to support farmers who steward the land and care properly for the fowl.

If you haven’t already purchased your Thanksgiving gobbler, a new study gives you another good reason to buy an organic bird.

Organic and antibiotic-free poultry is half as likely to be contaminated with multidrug-resistant Salmonella. The stuff that makes us sick! Continue reading “Still Wondering if that Organic Turkey is Worth It? – A New Study Suggests It’s the Safest Choice”