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Thriving Outside the Box with Special Education Teacher Austin Stanley

Thrive Market is more than an online grocery store; it’s a community of over 1 million members with their own unique stories. Our members are parents and teachers, first responders and climate activists, artists and athletes—all doing healthy their way. We thought it was time to celebrate them, so welcome to Thriving Outside the Box: ...

New to Hemp? Nutiva Has 3 Ways to Enjoy This Superfood

Revolutionizing the way the world eats might sound like a lofty goal, but Nutiva is up for the challenge. Founded in 1999, it curates some of the world’s most wholesome, plant-based organic foods like coconut oil and chia seeds. Its products are certified organic, non-GMO verified, and the company even gives away one percent of ...

What Does “Natural” Mean On Food Labels?

Although many supermarket staples can contain preservatives and chemical ingredients, there’s also a good selection that’s nutritious and natural. But—what does “natural” mean, exactly?

Why Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Important—and How You Can Help

Across the plains of North Dakota, thousands of people have gathered with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in recent months to protest construction of a 1,172-mile oil pipeline.

Finally, the USDA Says It Will Allow Some Online Retailers to Accept SNAP

In a much-anticipated move, today the USDA announced a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits online. This comes on the heels of a successful Thrive Market petition supporting the initiative, which will give more Americans access to healthy, affordable food. 

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the books, we now have our two official presidential nominees: Donald Trump for the GOP, Hillary Clinton for the Dems. Tens of millions of Americans tuned in for the speeches covering everything from national and social security, trade and terrorism, immigration and health care.

6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

For the bulk of history, humans struggled to eat enough—from the time of hunter-gatherers living in a wild and dangerous world right up to modernity. Only with the advent of large-scale agriculture, huge food corporations, and open trade were most humans on Earth able to consume enough calories to survive. Though extreme malnutrition still exists in ...

Why 2 Influential Foodies Say We’re Making Progress on Food Policy

As we think about the state of our food system, it’s easy to dwell on the problems rather than relish the areas in which it has improved. But while there is much work yet to be done on the nutrition and food policy front, we would do well to pause and celebrate the victories—big and ...

5 Myths About GMOs the Food Industry Wants You to Believe

In the international movement for a safer and more sustainable food system, few issues have captivated eaters like genetic engineering. Products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are all over our supermarket shelves, and much of the produce we consume derives from seeds designed in a laboratory to withstand powerful herbicides and pesticides.

America’s Food Waste Problem in 5 Shocking Stats

“Waste not, want not.” We’ve all heard that cliché, and many of us were reminded, as kids, to eat everything on our plates, because other children elsewhere didn’t have enough food. But what if you knew that as a country, today, we were not only scraping perfectly edible food off our collective plate into the garbage ...

This 25-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Wants to Help You Change the World

The 2016 election cycle is bananas, and pretty much everyone can agree on that—regardless of their party affiliation. Between nasty Twitter fights, debates overshadowed by petty name-calling, and almost unbelievable headlines popping up daily, it’s never been easier to feel disenchanted with politics.

Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

No matter what your political affiliation, we can all agree the 2016 race for the White House has been equal parts fascinating, wacky, unprecedented, and intense. While this crazy campaign has often delved into the realm of the unbelievable, it has occasionally focused on actual issues affecting Americans—from healthcare, to taxes, to war, to job creation.

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