Hey there, fellow food eater – welcome to Avocadoo, an application dedicated to holistic consumption. We’re excited to share our easy-to-use app with you, and the greater implications of its use. You’ll learn more about our superfood namesake the avocado in future posts, but one Avocadoo-worthy nibble of knowledge to take with you for now is that not all fat is created equal. Our nutrient-dense mono-unsaturated fatty fruit reminds us to consider the big picture in achieving a nutritionally balanced diet.
We aspire to provide users with a powerful tool to monitor and improve the quality of household food purchases, through real-time nutritional analysis of online shopping carts. Moreover, our blog and recipe suggestions aim to aid at-home preparation, and inform future food choices.
We at Avocadoo embrace that we are what we eat, and encourage our users to take this cliche to heart – literally – for improved well-being and a healthier lifestyle.
Get started here now, and keep us in the loop so that we can continue to improve our consumption habits, and work toward changing the landscape of the corporate food industry, together.
Between the Slow Food and Mindful Eating movements, it’s clear that consumers are becoming more serious about savoring. Conscientious consumption not only manages our weight and health, but also allows us to rediscover nuances in flavor and texture, and recognize when we’re eating for fuel and when we’re indulging.
Mindful eating doesn’t always necessitate slowing down, which is great news for the majority of us who are pressed for time. It merely entails an awareness that is often lacking in our automatic eating habits. If you deliberately choose to scarf down a Big Mac on the bus to work, then you’re already practicing mindful eating. Maybe that experience will even inspire you to ceremoniously savor a salad for the following meal.
Continue reading “The Power of Mindful Eating”
There are many among us who have dreamed of the good country life: living on a farm with cows, rising early to milk, and enjoying the fresh air of the countryside.
Not only does the lifestyle feel ideal, but it’s also a fairly attractive business. The United States is the second largest world producer of milk. While domestic milk consumption isn’t growing, global demand is booming. Export to China alone grew to “$706 million last year, up from $137 million in 2009.”
Continue reading “Ever Dream of Becoming a Dairy Farmer?”
In 1999, a secret meeting between food moguls from corporations such as General Mills, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Kraft ensued to address the issue of childhood obesity. Should the food industry take responsibility for the rising obesity epidemic and related illnesses?
Continue reading “Industry v. Consumer”