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Raising PAM | iParenting Award | Pesky Pesticides

May 20, 2010

 

 

 

Being a mom is no joke. We carry, quite literally, on our hips the responsibility of bringing baby into the world. And there you are, leaving the hospital wondering…Um…Where’s the owner’s manual? Nursing, feeding, clothing, nurturing, soothing, incessant worrying and the frenetic, hair pulling task of making all the right choices to raise Jane to be a prodigious, healthy, happy, socially responsible person can leave you wondering if you really had the credentials for the job in the first place.    

 

This month, we set sail on a journey with Anna Getty’s Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), where moms-to-be got the 411 on a kinder, greener way to get started on the right foot – starting with mom’s health. Eco-celebs Mariel Hemingway, Ricki Lake and Josie Maran with experts Dr. Alan Greene, Kim Barnouin (HealthyBitchDaily), Gigi Chang (Plum Organics), Lisa Druxman (Stroller Strides Founder) and Christopher Gavigan (CEO Healthy Child Healthy World) provided invaluable information and insight into health and wellness. Eat Cleaner was there proudly alongside to show how you can take food safety into your own hands, because a diet filled with fresh, clean food for all moms is key. We’re honored to be part of the PAM community that is nurturing knowledge, support and celebrating the wonder of being a green mother. With friends like these, it’s not so scary after all.
Check out http://www.pregnancyawarenessmonth.com/ for info and tune into today’s Twitter party.



HOT PLATE! Eat Cleaner is the 2010 winner of the Disney iParenting Excellent Products Award! We got top honors in the Safety category for best new products.

CLICK HERE for the full scoop.



 



 

 

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Pesticide Panic

The latest research linking ADHD with a group of pesticides called organophosphates ripped through the news this week, setting off panic attack with fruit and veggie eaters everywhere. The real peril here is that people will peel back their intake of produce. Fact is there are ways to reduce toxins in your food, and healthy living expert Jordan Rubin spoke about why you would use our products on CNN. Here’s how to eat cleaner everyday:  

CLICK HERE to Watch Video

Give ‘em a real cleaning: We don’t have to tell you the importance of washing your food, but studies show you can eliminate much of the pesticide residue if you wash the surface thoroughly. Neither wax nor most pesticides are water soluble, so Eat Cleaner wash and wipes help to dissolve these barriers and get under the surface.

Wash frozen fruit + veggies: Studies showed that frozen fruit and vegetables showed a higher rate of pesticides, as consumers don’t generally think about washing them. Make sure to wash them or buy fresh, clean thoroughly, then show them to the freezer.

Organic produce still needs to be cleaned: Overspray and pesticide drift can still contaminate organic produce. Wash with Eat Cleaner to help get them as nature intended and give them a longer life.

Rinds and peels need a wash: Pesticide residue can contaminate the flesh if you don’t give them a good wash. Make sure to clean melons, oranges, grapefruit and other produce on the outside.

Pick from the Clean 15 instead of the Dirty Dozen: The Environmental Working Group created this list of the most and least sprayed fruits and vegetables. Make the ‘right ones’ your new friends and go organic and a good scrub with the ones on the left.

For the complete story linking ADHD to pesticide intake in children, CLICK HERE.

ENTER TO WIN one of 3 Eat Cleaner gift packs valued at $50 each from our friends at Garden of Life on Facebook. Click here to learn more.



Big Fruity Deal
The Eat Cleaner bunch is growing and we’re proud to announce our newest homes at Whole Foods in Texas and Stater Bros in California. Look for us in the produce aisles and on the meat counters and support our retailer partners who are helping families take food safety into their own hands. We are forever grateful.

California
Stater Bros (all stores)
Irvine Ranch Market
Farm Fresh to You
The Pump Station
Milkalicious
PC Greens
Erewhon
Vicente Foods
Full O’ Life
Coast Produce
Major Markets (Fallbrook, Escondido, CA)
Wholesome Choice (CA)
Pacific Ranch Market
Farmers Market at Marbella Plaza
Farm to Market
7-Eleven (Costa Mesa)

Washington State
Lemongrass

East Coast
Wegmans (most stores)
Wellnest

Texas
Whole Foods – Texas (20 stores)

Online
QVC.com
Greenthology.com
Alice.com
Amazon.com
Theecoluxelife.com
Shft.com
Worldofgreen.com



 


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Who’s Been Playing With Your Melons?

March 5, 2010

These melons have gotten around.

Not to get personal, but chew on this…most food has not only traveled thousands of miles, it’s been touched by dozens of hands that have been who knows where. You can bet that those melons of yours have made the rounds. Squeezed, sneezed on, prodded, dropped and even bitten into before they come home with you. What you need to protect yourself from isn’t always visible to the naked eye.

So before you bite, practice safe snax.

In January, there were several recalls of watermelon and cantaloupe linked to Salmonella. This pathogen can wreak havoc on your health, especially infants and children, the elderly and people with autoimmune deficiencies. What you may not know is that usually Salmonella is transferred from the rind to the inside of the fruit. So if you clean the outside thoroughly, you can enjoy those melons safely.  The same goes for oranges, grapefruit, bananas – really, anything with a peel deserves at least a good Eat Cleaner wipe.  A small, preventative step can make a big difference in the health of what you serve yourself and your family. 


The Cleaner Plate Club

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Protection of Food Supply Faces Problems

February 12, 2010

HOT PLATE UPDATE

By Bill Whitaker

(CBS)  When it comes to agriculture, America is indeed the land of plenty. Foods raised here and imported from around the world provide greater abundance and choice than ever before. But while our foods are bountiful, they’re also inconsistently regulated.

The U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, but the report card is mixed, reports CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker. Every year 33 percent of Canadians get sick from what they eat. In the U.S., it’s 25 percent. But in England it’s only 2 percent and in France just 1 percent. In both places food is grown more locally and on a smaller scale than in North America.
For part of the CBS News series “Where America Stands,” a recent poll found that just one in three Americans are very confident that the food they buy is safe although the vast majority are at least somewhat confident that their food is safe.

Special Report: “Where America Stands”

Safety always comes first in 12-year-old Rylee Gustafson’s kitchen.
“I need to wash my hands … I touched my jeans,” Gustafson said in her Henderson, Nev., home recently. She, more than anyone, knows that even good food can hurt you. In 2006, on her 9th birthday, she ate a spinach salad and was infected with a virulent strain of e-coli.
“It felt like killer pain, and my organs started to shut down,” Gustafson told Whitaker.
Kathleen Chrismer, Rylee’s mother, told Whitaker that she panicked when she didn’t know what was hurting her daughter.
“You really didn’t think you were going to pull through?” Whitaker asked Gustafson.
“I really felt that bad,” she said.
She spent 35 days in the hospital on dialysis. Today she’s still wary of fresh fruits and vegetables and has a damaged heart, kidney and vocal chords.

The Problem
Her story is just one example of the problem of food safety. Over the last few years, widespread outbreaks in spinach, tomatoes, peppers and peanut products sickened thousands and killed nearly a dozen Americans. Every year there are 76 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States, resulting in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.

Today Americans consume more fresh produce, increasingly from imports from around the world. But imported produce is inspected even less than home-grown harvests. “Ninety-nine percent of the food that you’re buying at the grocery store that comes from foreign coutnries has not been inspected by the FDA,” said Erik Olson, director of food and consumer product safety at the Pew Charitable Trusts.  Olson says the Food and Drug Administration is simply not up to the task. The FDA is responsible for 80 percent of the food supply, which is everything but meat and poultry.

The number of food producers under FDA jurisdiction has increased, but the number of inspections is going down. Between 2001 and 2007, the number of domestic food producers increased from 51,000 to 65,500. At the same time, the number of producers inspected fell from 14,721 to 14,566, according to the Government Accountability Office.  “They simply do not have the tools to really protect our food supply,” Olson told Whitaker. 

Gustafson traveled to Washington to share her story with members of Congress. She’ll probably need a kidney transplant when she’s a teenager. Until then, she just wants to see this bill pass.  “I would love to see that so people don’t have to take the risk,” Gustafson told Whitaker. “They know that it’s probably not gonna have a bacteria that’s gonna kill you or your child.”  Having safe food, she says, is not too much to ask.

This article may be found in full at:  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/09/eveningnews/main6076565.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

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EAT CLEANER LIVING TIP – #9 // 2010

January 13, 2010

#9:  Don’t count on calories:  If you’re looking to lose weight by counting calories, you’ve got one more thing to think about. Yes, it’s great that more and more restaurants are displaying the calorie counts for all the foods they serve but you may be biting off more than you intended to.   The problem is calorie counts may not add up to what’s being put in front of you when you sit down to dig in.  According to the New York Times… Anyone who counts calories by using the figures on menus in fast-food restaurants or on the packages of frozen meals may want to count again. When researchers tested the food served in 29 chain restaurants and 10 frozen meals sold in supermarkets, they found that their calorie content averaged considerably more than the stated values. And according to the FDA, packaged foods are allow to vary up to 20% and the restaurant meals also fell within this guideline, but 20% is still startling to say the list. One example the New York Times uses is, “The label on Lean Cuisine’s shrimp and angel-hair pasta says it has 220 calories, but the researchers measured it at 319”. That can add up to a whole lot of failure if you attempting to lose weight.

 

So what does Eat Cleaner think you should do? Start with less take out.  That means less packaged foods and less food on the go. It’s cleaner for you and cleaner for the planet and it’s getting a lot easier than you might think. Stick to whole grain, one-ingredient fresh foods that let you stay in control of what you put in your mouth.  Here’s one of our favorites, No Take Out, which offers all the tools you need to make no fuss week night meals.

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EAT CLEANER LIVING TIP – #5 // 2010

January 7, 2010

#5: Fish from the right stream.  There are some things that you just can’t clean away from your food, such as mercury in fish.  But you can make better choices and it doesn’t mean you have to give up some of your favorite foods.  Sushi is famous for the spicy tuna roll but tuna is also notorious for its high mercury content.  Mercury consumption is most hazardous for pregnant women and small children but it’s not really good for anyone since it’s a neurotoxin and it’s stored in the fat in our bodies.  This accumulation can lead to memory loss issues to a host of other problems.  It’s just not good a thing.

Not only that, even if you think you may be sitting down to some yellowfin tuna, you could be getting bluefin tuna, a species that is literally on the brink of being fished into extinction.  Overfishing is another major concern for sushi lovers and anyone who loves to eat seafood.  It almost makes it seem like it’s not worth it. 

But never fear, Eat Cleaner has the answer.  You don’ t have to give up your sushi fix, you can eat smarter too.  Sushi can be a great healthy meal since it’s packed with lean protein and high in omega-3 fatty acids when the right choices are made.  And when you have helpful guides like this one, you know what kinds of sushi are low in mercury and sustainably fished.  If you’re making sushi at home, give it a spritz with our Eat Cleaner Seafood + Poultry Wash to help kill bacteria.

 

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ENTER TO WIN! $100 value EAT CLEANER prize package on womansday.com

January 7, 2010

Eat Cleaner Prize Package Giveaway Valued at $100.00.  15 winners.

http://www.womansday.com/Giveaways/Eat-Cleaner-Prize-Package-Giveaway

Fifteen lucky winners will receive a prize package of Eat Cleaner products that includes a Wash & Dryer Kit; 30-count wipes tray with reusable pouch; two 8-oz bottles of Fruit & Vegetable Wash; one bottle of Seafood & Poultry Wash; one 6-count wipes pouch and a reusable wood salad bowl with serving spoons. Approx. retail value: $100; eatcleaner.com Make your greens squeaky clean, your grapes greater and food safer with Eat Cleaner, the only all-natural, tasteless and odorless food wash for produce, seafood and poultry that is lab-proven to remove over 99.9% of salmonella and E. coli from the surface of food. Plus, Eat Cleaner helps inhibit food browning while prolonging the shelf life of fresh produce, saving you money. Use it on produce, seafood and poultry, but also on hands, utensils and cutting surfaces. A portion of proceeds benefits the nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World.

No purchase necessary Entry period: Wednesday January 06 2010 – Saturday March 06 2010

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EAT CLEANER BECOMES A TRUSTED PARTNER OF NON-PROFIT HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD

December 7, 2009

Newport Beach, CA (December 7, 2009)  – As news of food borne illness, viruses and unsafe food recalls become a regular occurrence, families are more concerned than ever about the safety of their food. Today, Grow Green Industries, Inc., the makers of EAT CLEANERTM All Natural Food Wipes + Wash, announced they have become a Trusted Partner of Healthy Child Healthy World, the nation’s leading nonprofit that educates families on preventing children from harmful chemical exposure.

For more than 18 years, Healthy Child has selectively collaborated with groups and companies that focus on reducing and eliminating chemical exposures from home products, furnishings and food. EAT CLEANERTM is now joining this prominent group of partners that have passed strict quality standards and due diligence investigations that demand ultimate transparency and integrity.

Made with FDA approved, food-safe ingredients, EAT CLEANERTM is the first all-natural, odorless and tasteless, lab tested product that removes pesticides, waxes and surface debris that can carry bacteria from produce, seafood and poultry. “Our alliance with Healthy Child Healthy World is an important step for us in being able to educate consumers about food safety.  Infants and children are most susceptible to the potentially harmful effects of food borne illness, toxins and bacteria. With our partnership, we’ll be able to reach more families interested in the preventative health and wellness of their families,” commented Mareya Ibrahim, Founder and President, Grow Green Industries, Inc. 

“Eat Cleaner’s products provide that extra level of safety and security for busy parents trying to raise happy and healthy children”, added Christopher Gavigan, CEO and Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World.  “Its really about peace of mind.  Here is an easy step parents can take at meal time to safeguard their families against pesticide exposure and potential food borne illness.” 

“As a mother of two young children, the partnership has an even deeper meaning.  We are committed to supporting families with education, awareness and products they can afford, so that they can thrive.  Our mission is perfectly aligned with Healthy Child,” added Ibrahim.

The EAT CLEANERTM line retails for $3.49-$22 online at www.eatcleaner.com, alice.com, amazon.com and at select retailers, including Wegmans. 

ABOUT EAT CLEANERTM

EAT CLEANERTM is the only all-natural, tasteless and odorless food cleaning system for produce, seafood and poultry.  With a proprietary blend of fruit acids and plant based cleaners, EAT CLEANERTM is able to strip surface waxes, debris and pesticides away that water is unable to penetrate. EAT CLEANERTM was founded by a Ph.D. and his daughter, a mother of two, as a more effective alternative to rinsing food with water.

EAT CLEANERTM is based in Orange County, California.

ABOUT HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD
Healthy Child Healthy World is a national nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals. The organization exists because more than 125 million Americans, predominantly children, now face an historically unprecedented rise in chronic diseases and illnesses such as cancer, autism, asthma, allergies, birth defects, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and learning and developmental disabilities.

Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to many of these diseases. Healthy Child Healthy World aims to educate parents, support protective policies and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish. Please visit http://www.healthychild.org for more info.

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