Search the Internet, and you will likely find hundreds of recipes for “DIY Sunscreen.” Why? Consumers are tired of the standard, chemical-filled sunscreens that have flooded the marketplace. The Environmental Working Group has outlined “The Trouble with Sunscreen Chemicals,” and it is very apparent that toxicity is the underlying theme. Since we already knew that Coconut Oil has a (natural) SPF of about 8, it only makes sense that we could combine other ingredients for a stronger (sans-chemicals) SPF sunscreen.
Some of the biggest news in the food industry this year was the moment of General Mills (GM) converting Cheerios to a non-GMO cereal. In January, GM announced that it would halt the use of genetically modified ingredients in original yellow-box Cheerios. This cultural milestone signals not only the swelling consumer exodus from industrial GMO foods, but also the rise of the use of social media by foodies to change the conversation.
We are delighted to announce that our 54 oz size of coconut oil is now Bottled in a Peanut Free Facility.
At Nutiva, we are highly proactive towards food safety and pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our state of the art manufacturing facility. Two years ago, we moved from Oxnard, CA to Richmond, CA, in part to expand our in-house manufacturing capabilities. This move has made it possible for us to offer coconut oil that is bottled in a peanut free facility.
The issue of how we grow and process our food, while it’s always been important, is now a hot topic both at the kitchen table and on Wall Street. From the recent scandal about a chemical used in yoga mats being found in Subway bread to the rising awareness of GMOs and demands to label their presence in foods, the public is fast awakening to the need for safe, whole, natural nourishment.
We were excited to spend a day volunteering at a project of Teens Turning Green, one of the organizations we support through our 1% donation program. Teens Turning Green works closely with kids and teenagers to instill an awareness of environmental and food issues to develop tomorrow’s environmental leaders.
Did you know that you can add a teaspoon of chia seeds to your favorite beverage to get a quick and convenient nutrient boost?
Since nothing says summer like a glass of refreshing iced tea, we partnered with our friends at Numi Organic Tea to bring you these delicious recipes for Numi Iced Tea with Nutiva Chia Seeds.