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Pack for Adventures Like a Pro

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 30, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Woman on the beach

It’s time for warm weather adventures! We’ve got you covered with packing lists of recommended bites, beverages and body care products, so you can spend less time preparing and more time having fun.


365 Everyday Value® Dill Pickle ChipsWarmer weather means...

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Helping to Stop Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

By Carrie Brownstein, April 29, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Carrie Brownstein

United States Coast Guard interdicts Mexican lancha

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to be a problem across our oceans. The impacts of IUU fishing are far-reaching, affecting the abundance of fish populations, fishing communities, the seafood industry and consumers.

Legislation is critically important to enable the US to play a stronger role in combating illegal foreign fishing and to level the playing field for companies like ours who are working hard to source legal and responsibly produced seafood. 

H.R. 774 — The Illegal,...

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Our Meat: No Antibiotics, Ever

By Liz Fry, April 29, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Liz Fry

Photo by Liz Fry

As our Farm Animal Quality Standards Coordinator, Liz focuses intently on animal welfare. She works with farmers and ranchers, visiting farms all over the country and taking some awesome photos along the way.

When people ask me what’s different about the meat at Whole Foods Market, the first thing I say is: No antibiotics, ever! There are a lot of other differences but I always start the conversation with no antibiotics.

For a lot of us, we think about taking antibiotics when we are sick. That’s called therapeutic use. The antibiotic use in meat production is a bit different.

Yes, sometimes antibiotics are used to treat illness or infection (more on that later), but a...

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Make-Ahead Mother’s Day: Tips and Recipes for Breakfast or Brunch

By Alice K. Thompson, April 28, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Mango Mimosas

Mango Mimosas

Planning to fête Mom with breakfast in bed or a leisurely brunch this Mother’s Day? Here’s a hot tip: Do as much as you can ahead of time. This has a lot of advantages, particularly when it comes to letting mom relax and enjoy; if she hears a lot of commotion, or thinks the family isn’t finding things, I can tell you first-hand she’s liable to get up and start helping. That’s just what mothers do.

An added bonus? Doing some tasks in advance means the kitchen will probably stay a lot neater on Sunday morning — she’ll love that!


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Brunch Basics and Beyond

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Strawberry-Lemon Olive Oil Coffee Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Olive Oil Coffee Cake

From its sweet and savory dishes and kid-friendly atmosphere to its inclusion of cocktails for the adults, I love everything about brunch. As a host, it’s not as overwhelming as organizing a dinner party. You can simply offer the basics (breakfast tacos or bagels) with a few twists (fruit compote or flavored butter) and please everyone. As a guest, it’s casual and expectations are nearly always met. Coffee? Fill ‘er up...

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