The World Is China’s Grocery Store

We all know that many of the goods that we see on the shelves of any US store – computers, appliances, apparel, toys, costume jewelry, stationery, books – are made in China. Many food items are also imported from China, top among them being seafood (tilapia, cod, clams), garlic and apple juice. But did you…

Walmart Aims To Drive Down Organic Prices With New Cheaper Line

Recently I read an article from Clare O’Connor at Forbes regarding Walmart aiming to drive down the price of organic fruits and vegetables for thousands of consumers around the world using their purchasing power and swift logistics. Walmart executive vice president of grocery, Jack Sinclair told reporters “We’re removing the premium associated with organic groceries”…

China Goes ‘Organic’ After Food Safety Scares

Numerous and repeated incidents of contamination/adulteration of food and health safety issues in China have been making big news the world over. Over the past few years, babies have died after drinking melamine-laced milk, restaurant-goers have taken ill after consuming food fried in “gutter” oil, high levels of pesticides and chemicals have been found in…

The Trendy Cauliflower ‘Steaks’

This week I found an article at HuffPost talking about how wonderful Cauliflower Steaks are, I saw the pictures and this is definitely something I’d like to try myself. Cauliflower that noble crucifer that’s been getting so much attention lately. And we love a split, roasted cauliflower — a preparation that has been hugely popular…

China’s Continued Steps to Improve Food Safety

China has been battered by a series of food-related scandals, from chemically contaminated baby food and nutritionally substandard oil to fraudulently presented ‘branded’ food. In the past few years, there have been numerous cases of avian flu in chickens, some strains being passed on to humans. This resulted in mass culling of chickens. A recent…

Victory For Consumers: General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

We’ve always come access the statement that there is no harm in eating GMO foods, as a matter of fact lots of foods currently in your supermarket shelves could be GMO, have GMO ingredients or have traces of GMO ingredients. The problem as I understand it is that during the natural cross pollination process of…

California is experiencing its worst drought since record-keeping began and it could last 200 years!!!

B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley, thinks that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more. “During the medieval period, there was over a century of drought in the Southwest and California. The past repeats itself,” says Ingram, who is co-author…

Another Food Scandal Shakes Japan

Over a thousand people have taken ill all over Japan over the past month after consuming contaminated frozen food products manufactured by Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc. at their Aqlifoods Corp unit, located at Gunma prefecture, northwest of Tokyo. While the Kyodo News agency pegged the figure at 1400, public broadcaster NHK indicated that at least…

Wal-Mart appoints new CEO

Wal-Mart announced that company veteran C. Douglas McMillon will replace CEO Mike Duke when he retires next year. McMillon has a stellar resume that reflects his veteran status at the nations largest employer. McMillon started his career in the company’s merchandising division and went on to lead the company’s logistic, distribution and administration divisions before…

China moves farmers into cities – You are Welcome Vietnam!

China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next 12 years — a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come. A Japanese newspaper reported that farmers in…