Why Choose Healthy & Whole Food Snacks?
The industrial approach to food is one that is rife with pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, ionizing radiation, and GMOs… which are all linked to food insecurity, inequality, obesity, diabetes, depression and more.
Walk down any grocery store aisle nowadays, and food doesn’t really even look like food anymore.
The truth about most supermarket snack aisles is that they not only contribute to huge amounts of landfill waste and plastic pollution, but they’re also terrible for our health, with options chock-full of modified ingredients, chemically-processed seed oils, and high fructose corn syrup.
While these processed snacks can taste delicious, the impact of snack culture isn’t just the obesity epidemic, diabetes, and heart problems, but also a massive carbon footprint on the planet.
That’s because the energy used to process, preserve, produce, package and ship snack foods is far greater than what it takes to produce food staples.
Global food supply as a whole contributes 26% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
How We Chose The Best Whole Food Snacks
Organic farming—better yet, regenerative organic farming—is a holistic approach to producing food that is healthy for both humans and the planet.
By choosing high quality organic products, we’re voting with your dollars to transform social injustice, unsustainable food systems, and climate change into a new approach helping heal the planet, respect farmers and animals, and in turn, protecting our own bodies and health.
The following are measures of success in terms of what makes a snack organic.
Ingredients & Sourcing:
Above all else, we look for organic, whole, healthy, and non-GMO snacks made with some of the most sustainable foods.
Beyond that, we love to see when ingredients are locally grown, grown using regenerative practices, and support ethical treatment of farmers.
While we’re not all vegans, we tend to look for organic vegan snacks with plant-based protein due to the hefty impact of animal agriculture and ethical issues), but if we do consider non-vegan clean protein snacks, it’s for things like ethically harvested honey or wild-caught or free-range animal meat.
Green Snack Packaging:
Ideally it’s zero waste (compostable) or at the very least recycled/reusable/recyclable.
From packaging to shipping, we want brands that take packaging waste as seriously as the organic ingredients inside the package.
Carbon Commitments & Green Practices:
Community & Charitable Giving:
While we understand that some brands are too small to give back (yet), we like when profits are piped back to people and the planet.