Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The plant supplies peanut butter products to stores, restaurants and retailers like Starbucks (there's one in Olivette at 9200 Olive Boulevard). The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Target—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. Several of these items are sold at various …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The anti-GMO group was in St. Louis for a conference.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
About 30 protesters got off a school bus in front of Whole Foods on Monday, and staged what one called an unconventional protest against GMO foods. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. The group said Whole Foods doesn't adequately label GMO foods. Jed Fisher, from Branson, said they came to raise awareness, not cause trouble. The group, GMO-Free Midwest, held a conference in St. Louis, and the protest was on the schedule. Brentwood Police officers told the group no signs could be carried on the property, so some went to the sidewalk along Brentwood Boulevard. Some crowded onto the walk in front of the store as they spoke with shoppers about GMO food as they left the store, and Brentwood Police officers watched nearby. Later, the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Protesters demonstrated against GMOs at Whole Foods on Saturday. Did police have the right to evict them from the parking lot with their signs?
Two questions came up around the Patch article, Busy Parking Lot Stymies Protest at Brentwood Square, which ran on Sunday. Maj. Dan Fitzgerald, Assistant Chief of Police answered the first question. “The owner of the property does not want sign carrying demonstrations on their property. The same applies to signs on vehicles, as was the case Saturday,” he said. “Our job is to explain the wishes of the property owner, and to inform the group that they may demonstrate on the public sidewalk, which they did for a while. This is the second time we have dealt with this group, and both times they were very cooperative.” To address the second question, Sandy Griffin, with the protesting group, explained their objection to Whole Foods. “Whole …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A group planned a protest in front of Whole Foods on Saturday, but first had to find parking.
Some protesters showed up at Whole Foods on Saturday, planning to make a statment, but first they had to find parking which wasn't easy. "We checked it out a couple weeks ago and it looked like it would be OK," Sandy Griffin, one of the protesters said. On Saturday, it was packed. The group of about half a dozen arrived in cars and small pickup trucks with handmade signs, stating that Whole Foods sells GMO food. GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Some found parking, but others circled the lot, and soon a Brentwood Police Department patrol car caught up to them. The officer told them signs had to be off the cars, and they could carry them on the sidewalk if they wanted. After a brief conversation the protesters removed the signs.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The group, 'Safe Food Action St. Louis,' tells its members they could use more cars and trucks for the event.
A group called Safe Food Action St. Louis is planning an 'action' at the Brentwood Whole Foods on Saturday, August 18. The group is protesting GMOs (Genetically Modified Food) that is not labeled as such. On the group's Facebook page, it states: This Saturday, August 18th is our action at Whole Food Market, Brentwood location. We want GMOs to be labeled and we want Whole Foods to be responsive to consumer's strong interest in labeling of foods that contain GMOs. They say the event will take place at 1 p.m. and they'll be meeting at 12:30 p.m. "for 'staging' and could use more cars and trucks."
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Whole Kids Foundation funded 886 school garden grants last year--one of them in Maplewood.
Last year Whole Foods Market started an independent and nonprofit foundation to help children eat healthly. The foundation is called "Whole Kids. Whole Foods said in a press release that its shoppers and other partners raised over $2 million to fund its programs. It gave out 886 grants in partnership with FoodCorps to fund school gardens and with the help of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools added 1,414 salad bars to school cafeterias. Maplewood Richmond Heights High School was one of the schools awarded a garden grant. This year Whole Kids Foundation hopes to raise $2 million to support its school programs — including school gardens, salad bars and an expansion of efforts to educate teachers about healthy eating — through its annual online…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Here's how members of the Richmond Heights community center can participate in the information drive.
Members of The Heights community center in Richmond Heights can update their contact information between now and July 20 for a chance to win a Whole Foods gift card, an email announcement states According to the announcement, The Heights periodically updates its members with information about: Those who stop by the front desk of The Heights to verify that their information is current will be entered in the contest for the $25 card. The nearest Whole Foods is located in Brentwood.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Caryn Dugan, who teaches plant-based, whole-foods cooking in Brentwood, explains how to make chickpea couscous with cashews.
A plant on every plate—that’s Caryn Dugan’s mission, and it can be a hard one to follow during the holidays. In the onslaught of turkey, stuffing and sweets, Dugan, a vegan cooking instructor at Whole Foods in Brentwood, offered a simple and tasty vegetable side recipe: chickpea couscous with cashews. “Don’t be fooled by the list of ingredients,” Dugan said. “Once the vegetables are soft, you add a few more items, turn off the heat and cover until the liquid is absorbed. It’s as close to a fix-it-and-forget it as you can get on the stovetop.” Dugan’s quest for a healthy diet started after college, when she said she decided to “clean up her act” and stop eating the junk food that fuels so many students. She had been eating prepackaged, low-…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Do you frequent these local establishments?
The Riverfront Times recently released its annual list of favorite places in the St. Louis area — "in the form of nearly 400 blurb-length tributes to everything from the 'Best Baby Store' to the 'Best Cemetery,' notes editor Tom Finkel on RFT's website. The list is entirely subjective—as most lists like these are—but includes 10 places located in Brentwood and Maplewood. Check out the lists below (which include links to our business directory on Patch), and let us know which place is your favorite. We'd love for you to share your reviews of the businesses too! Simply click the business directory listing and offer a few words about your experience there. Best Bar Bar — Foley's Irish Bar Best Chinese Food — Joy Luck Buffet Best Dollar Store…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Keep ramping up for fall with these delicious picks.
There's not much that can keep you warm and happy as temperature drops besides festive food and drink. Whether it's hot chocolate or a seasonal cocktail, toasted pumpkin seeds or caramel corn, there's a fair amount to enjoy this fall. This week's Patch Picks brings you opportunities to try said seasonal food and drink selections from both Maplewood and Brentwood to keep you warm and happy. Patch Picks: Five Autumn Treats to Enjoy