Avocado is having a moment. Restaurants charge $12+ for avocado toast. Paleo loyalists crack an egg into an avocado half and bake it for breakfast. Avocados are now used as the base for everything from gelato to salad dressing to hummus. They’re being mashed and used in place of mayo in chicken and tuna salad. Yes, avocado is definitely having a moment. Along with the whole fruit, avocado oil has arrived in the oil aisle of the local grocer, but is this a good option for consumers? Read more to find out!
Today’s consumer has a strong interest in how their food is grown and produced; in fact, the definition of health and wellness now goes beyond traditional topics such as fiber and fat type to include agriculture production methods and animal welfare. This requires registered dietitians and other health educators to become more knowledgeable about animal and planet health, presenting a total view of foods when guiding consumers to build healthy eating habits. Because food crops vary in how they are grown, we are sharing five interesting facts that will help you better understand canola agriculture.
The political climate in the United States can impact the status of regulations, including those related to food; often democratic administrations tend to implement regulations and republican administrations are more likely to roll back or extend the implementation timing of regulations. We have already begun to see these changes in the first months of the new administration. Learn more.