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Why Organic is Worth the Price?

Several weeks ago, David Lazarus who writes a column in the business section of The Los Angeles Times, wrote a piece about Millennials being somewhat disinterested in Organic, viewing the “organic” label as something of a marketing ploy to charge more. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20150519-column.html My brother-in-law, Organic Farmer, Larry Jacobs is a pioneer in the movement since […]

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SUPER FOODS are many foods…

By RFD on June 2nd, 2015 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

In RFD, we encounter curious people always asking intriguing questions. One that comes up a lot is do you serve SuperFoods? In the last few years, exotic or rare super foods have made it into our marketplace and gained a great deal of popular attention from nutritionists and the media alike. I too, jumped on […]

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RFD Celebrates National Farmers’ Market Week

  Photography by Culinary Director, Chef Tara Punzone  This week, August 3rd-9th, 2014 is declared as National Farmers Market Week. This official proclamation by the USDA, signed by Secretary Vilsack, marks the 15th Annual National Farmers’ Market Week – allowing us to take a moment out of our busy lives to recognize the importance of […]

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Farm Bill, changing now in 2012.

By Ann on June 7th, 2012 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Organic, Sustainability

2012 Farm Bill in Congress NOW! In a national poll last year, 78 percent of Americans said making nutritious and healthy foods more affordable and accessible should be a top priority in the 2012 Farm Bill.  I know you are like me and want to make sure that our food choices are protected and honored and that we […]

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Will Travel For Food

By Ann on April 17th, 2012 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Vegan

Traveling can have its challenges, but traveling while vegan is an adventure unto itself. As a vegan or any kind-of vegetarian eater, not only do you have to plan a vacation or business trip like anyone else would, but you are also faced with the task of discovering veg-friendly eateries. Sometimes, we have to bring “rations” in […]

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It’s the Golf Courses Stupid! NYTimes vs. Organic Farmers

By Ann on January 9th, 2012 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Organic, Sustainability

It’s the Golf Courses Stupid! NY Times vs. Organic Farmers I’m always amused by PR efforts to demonize organic farmers. When I started Real Food Daily in 1988, there was no USDA National Organic Program. Organic farming was more of a novelty. Today organic farming is a burgeoning segment of modern agriculture innovating cost effective […]

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My Favorite Cookbooks of 2011, mostly vegan and then some

By Ann on December 16th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

This was an exceptional year for cookbooks focused on healthy eating and living. My latest cookbook, Vegan Family Meals, Real Food for Everyone has made several Favorite Cookbook Lists.

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Thanksgiving for Seven Billion

By Ann on November 29th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Being a restaurateur and a mother, I spend a lot of time thinking about food and how to feed both my customers and my family. When I think about how to feed the world, it seems logical that a plant-based diet is the solution.

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Healthy Food – Against the Law?

By Ann on November 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It’s a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.  In fact, the police are taking “heat” (pun intended) for one “crackdown” that’s back in the news. The story of the “bust” itself last summer was already an insult to our freedoms, but […]

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Foodies. Are they better than the rest of us?

By Ann on October 26th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

“It has always been crucial to the gourmet’s pleasure that he/she can eat in ways the mainstream cannot afford.”

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