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Consumption of ultra-processed foods (think fast food, sugary breakfast cereals, candies, soda, processed meats, carb-heavy frozen meals, and pizza) has been linked to higher risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
“Let me take you down, cause I’m going to, strawberry fields”
– The Beatles, 1967
Editor’s note: The problems with concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are many and multifaceted, ranging from animal and worker welfare to antibiotic resistance and environmental damage. This is the first in a monthly series that will take a closer look at some of these specific issues, beginning with the impact CAFOs have on the people who live near them.
"If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning."
In the face of climate change, eating can be a revolutionary act. Indeed, the way you choose to eat has likely never been as important as it is now. Our current model of producing food is one that relies on high-intensity monocultures, dedicated to producing a single crop or livestock species, using massive amounts of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.
Cloaked in a papery wrapping, garlic is a humble, edible bulb from the lily family that packs a punch. Small and mighty, garlic has been beloved around the world for thousands of years. In addition to its well-documented health benefits, garlic has also been used as a protectant beyond its delicious nutritional value.
New research from the Imperial College London1 found that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF) is associated with increased risk of both cancer incidence and cancer mortality.
Happy spring! We hope you’re finding the time to step outside and relax in the flower-scented embrace of an April afternoon. And as we imagine each of us finding a spot in the sunshine to sit and read for a moment, we’d like to share a wish for this Earth Month.
Lutein. Have you heard of it? Many argue that this carotenoid should be considered an essential nutrient because it is so crucial for human development and health.
May we all be inspired this April to use our grocery choices to support a brighter, more regenerative future for our planet. And to this end—we’ve curated a collection of brands leading the way with their practices!
In honor of this—we’re featuring brands whose story is female-centric for this edition of Think Wisely. We hope you enjoy exploring the exceptional products, vision, and integrity the powerful force that is WOMAN brings to the marketplace!