Overthinking the “Right” Choice: Cow’s Milk

Everything about this topic is complicated. It runs from how the cow was born and raised to how it is treated, which leads to how the milk gets extracted (and how often). The process in obtaining the milk. What does it mean for it to be “ethical”? This is not a means to turn someone…

All Things Almonds – The Good, Bad & Ugly

It’s not the first nor the last time you hear about almonds (milk) being great for your health yet terrible for the environment. It’s a selfish struggle to not care about the long term repercussions of our actions vs our health. The Good: Health benefits  (unless you’re allergic). Takes care of your brain, cholesterol, bone health, your…

Coffee – Will it save itself?

Big chain coffee stores  and their transition to source ethical coffee…It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here. It seems more of a standard than a choice nowadays. Maybe it’s a new way of marketing coffee to be “upscale” and worth the higher value. Nonetheless, I do believe it’s a good move by…

Chipotle – Self Exposure for Transparency. Good idea?

Whether it’s marketing, PR or just how the company want others to see them, it’s definitely unique. There’s been much in the news this year (since January) about Chipotle’s stock going down due to their Carnitas shortage. You can read more about that here (via huffingtonpost) or here (via CBC News). Now, to be transparent about…

Bees & Honey: From Flower to Table Event (Local Food)

*Warning – The following can be considered a food post!* I had the pleasure to attend a culinary event based on sustainable food sources on Wednesday February 11th, which incorporated understanding the importance of bees in our world while also tasting the food they pollinate during the different seasons. The event came at a cost…

Old News Can Be Good News: Unilever – Sustainable Sourcing

I love it when videos have such happy music playing in the background as they’re talking about something good. It just puts you in a better mood and engages the audience more. Unilever, in this short 2 minute clip from 2013, promotes their first product, which has an ingredient that is sourced sustainable and the impact…