The Rise of Organics: Time to Jump on the Speeding

Here’s a number you probably thought you’d never see: The global organic food and beverage industry grew to more than $100 billion last year. Forecasts call for the industry to grow at a 12.8 percent annual rate.  The U.S. accounts for almost half of those sales.

This is a bandwagon that has some real speed and momentum and is getting more crowded every year. Companies are responding to consumer demands and churning out more organic products. In turn, there are many more points of sale.  (more…)

Unlocking the Mysteries of Cured vs. Uncured Meat

To cure or not to cure? That is the question.

While it really isn’t quite that dramatic, the idea of curing meat is curious especially as people become more informed about their food choices.

For some, the difference involves a health issue.  Some people believe uncured meats are more healthful. But that is truly a matter of debate because there is no discernible scientific evidence to prove that cured meats are unhealthy.  (more…)