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Connecting with Consumers During Challenging Times

Our food system is being challenged in ways many of us never imagined. Consumers are purchasing unpredictably, abandoning their normal patterns, and supply chains...
Cocoa beans from Madagascar with chocolate in craft basket

Chocolate and Conservation

In 1999, I traveled to Madagascar as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I never imagined that 20 years later, I’d be running a chocolate company...

My Meat-Free Journey to Health

I recently did a YouTube video discussing the amazing, and quite surprising, health benefits I experienced from being "meat free" for 30 days. What...

Living the Outdoor Life, Even From Inside

Shortly after Outdoor Retailer Winter, the largest B2B trade event serving the outdoor industry, we were all told to stay inside and quarantine from...

Probiotics Show Promise in Parkinson’s Disease

By Clare Fleishman, MS, RD, for the International Probiotics Association “The hope is that restoration of the gut microbiome in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD)...

A Conversation About How Retailers and Manufacturers Communicate

I had the privilege of being the featured speaker at a recent ECRM conference, a prestigious “speed dating” event for major retailers and manufacturers....

Coconut Oil: A very different saturated fat

There have been some attacks on coconut oil in recent years due to its saturated fat content, but the research shows that all saturated...

Key to Keto: Magnesium Citrate

The phrase “I’m doing keto” is proudly stated by those millions who are following the diet. One of the most popular diets ever shows no...

Communications in the Age of COVID

Practically overnight, COVID-19 has dramatically upended the way brands, particularly food brands, communicate. Not since 9-11 have they had to re-focus their promotional campaigns...