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This week we’re doing a deep dive on the very popular, Greek-style yogurt. The first post, Greek-style yogurt 101,  was dedicated to explaining what Greek-style yogurt is, why it’s different than regular yogurt, and how to make it at home. The second post was all about what to look for at the grocery store including fat (we’re pro-fat around here), flavors, and additives. Today, is all about the brands. We took 9 popular brands and compared everything from price to additives. The one thing missing? Taste! We want to see what our readers think:

 

 

The Results

The brands below are listed in order from best to worst. We looked at the following information to rank the yogurt:

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On October 1st, we participated in the second annual SOL Food Festival in Santa Barbara, California. This festival is more than just a celebration of Sustainable, Organic and Local food. The goal is to delight and educate. It was in this spirit that we were challenged by the event organizers to come up with a fun activity where people might actually learn something. The outcome?

SOL Food Jeopardy

One of our first Jeopardy games of the day. This was a great group to get us started. Jonas Dalidd is sitting behind the computer and Dina Clapinski is Alex Trebek. Photo by Shabina Dalidd

For 8 hours we hosted virtually non-stop jeopardy games. Dina’s voice was the only thing slowing us down!


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Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it’s hard to argue that consumers shouldn’t have the right to know if we’re eating them. Monsanto, big ag scientists, and our government keeps saying GMOs are perfectly safe and that GMO labeling would only “confuse” consumers. In national surveys, it’s something like 93% of Americans are in favor of GMO labeling. No wonder big ag and food manufacturers don’t want to label because they know people may think twice before buying foods with GE ingredients.
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The 2nd Annual Santa Barbara SOL Food Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, October 2nd from 10am-6pm. Click on the guide above to see the full schedule of events. There are 3 stages with something for everyone. Be Food Smart will be doing SOL Food Jeopardy games all day. We have fun prizes including reusable produce bags, Stonyfield rubber spatulas, organic cotton Yo-Baby bibs, Zhena’s Gypsy tea samples, coupons for free Stonyfield products, and coupons for deals at Whole Foods and Isla Vista Co-Op.

Be Food Smart will be at booth #79 near the beer & wine garden.

Stop by our booth and say hi!

 

 

 

UPDATE: The contest is now over (congratulations to John our winner!). Stay tuned for future giveaways.  ‘Like’ us on Facebook or submit your info on our stay informed page, you will automatically be notified of new contests.

Stonyfield Organic is running a fun summer promotion called, Summer in a Box. They sent us a preview of the box (yay, free stuff!) which is filled with toiletries, creams and coupons for free frozen yogurt.  Now we get to run a contest on our site and they’ll send the winner their very own Summer in a Box. I know many kids are back to school next week, but these products can be used for months to come. Wondering how you get your hands on this cool loot? Enter to win by answering this question:
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Dina (left) & Robyn (right) in San Francisco

It was a bright, yet breezy day on the Embarcadero pier in San Francisco on Thursday. I was still buzzing from meeting food activist, Robyn O’Brien a few minutes earlier and knew I was in for a treat. The setting was the patio of The Plant Cafe, an organic restaurant which overlooks the sparkling water. It was an intimate group of food bloggers at a luncheon sponsored by Stonyfield. The mood was lively and inquisitive, and as we all took our seats, featured speaker Robyn O’Brien stood up to tell her story. To find out how she was transformed from an everyday American mom into “the Erin Brochovich of the food movement,” watch her story in this TEDx Austin video. My blog post today attempts to recapture to essence of Robyn’s message through a series of her quotes.
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Last week I traveled to San Francisco to attend a luncheon. It was a quite an adventure. Me, my three-year old, my brother (aka my Be Food Smart partner) and his wife, made it in their uber-efficient Prius from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 5 hours, which included a 30-minute bathroom break/lunch picnic in the San Miguel Chevron parking lot.

Let me back up for a minute and explain. In April, we posted The 18-Minute Video That Everyone Needs To See on our blog. It features Robyn O’Brien presenting at TEDx Austin. Robyn found out we had posted her video and sent this amazing email to us:
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