Here we are and already in the month of May. So much going on. EWG has come up with the new produce pesticide list. The dirty dozen and clean 15. You can download it at http://www.foodnews.org/EWG-shoppers-guide-download-final.pdf
You know how I always like to write and speak about the consciousness in cooking. Well, I've been doing some research and have a few comments. Consciousness in cooking is a absolute. However, consciousness is selecting your food is another consciousness that is necessary for your health. I stumbled on a great website to give you all kinds of information on food alerts to watch out for and products to avoid. They actually rate the companies I'm sure you are all familiar with in the health food industry.
The website address is: www.cornucopia.org.
Within that site they have an organic soy scorecard. Eden Brand Soymilk, soybeans, tofu, miso and soy sauce have a total score of 955 out of 1000 points available. (Eden has always been my personal favorite).Then they rate the soy with 5 beans being the highest score Eden received 5 beans. Nasoya by Vitasoy received 778 points out of 1000 and rated with 4 beans. The 365 Whole Food brand was 740 out of 1000 and 4 bean rating. Greenwise soy milk by Publix was rated 115 with a 1 bean rating. Mori Nu Tofu the tofu in the soft container that does not have to be refrigerated has no soy rating. This also goes for White Wave tofu, Costco soymilk and more. Have a look and learn. What does this all mean?
This is a quote copied from their website,
"The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Soy Report and accompanying Scorecard rates companies that market organic soy foods, such as soymilk, tofu and “veggie burgers,” based on ten criteria that are important to organic consumers’ showcasing companies that are truly committed to the spirit and letter of the organic law while exposing those that do not rate highly or were unwilling to share their sourcing and production practices in our survey.
The scorecard sheds light on questions such as:
- Do the soybeans come from American organic farmers, or are they imported from China, India or South America?
- Is the company devoted to supporting organic agriculture by sourcing only organic soybeans and marketing only organic products?
- Does the company use loopholes in the organic standards to source cheaper non-organic ingredients even when organic ones are available?"
We all know that the Health food industry has become big business and we need to be conscious of that when we select our food. See what major corporations have purchased health food companies and are using major corporation tricks to make more money. It's all happening and the food supply is becoming more and more compromised. There are loopholes in the laws and major companies are getting away with it and making big profits. See for yourself and visit this site it is vitally important to you and your health. Take control for yourself. Please give this website your time. Be aware, be healthy and be conscious. Do not let it shake you - take the necessary steps you need to make for yourself.