What is Umami?

What is Umami? There are five main recognized taste sensations… sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and then theres umami. To put it short, umami is a distinct (but difficult to describe) flavor caused by the interaction of glutamates (a naturally occurring amino acid) with receptors on the tongue. In addition to having a unique standalone flavor, […]

What does Organic mean?

What does “organic” mean? Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: Organic […]

What is rBGH?

What is rBGH? Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that is marketed to dairy farmers to increase milk production in cows. It has been used in the United States since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993, but its use is not […]

What are GMO’s?

What are GMOs? GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide […]