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What “Organic” Labels Really Mean

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Have you ever bought a food product just because it was labeled "organic," and you thought it sounded healthy? Like organic breakfast cereal, or popcorn made with all-natural ingredients? Did you ever question what any of…

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CBS 8 Feature: An Overview of How Our GROW Program is Helping Those in Need

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Jeff Zevely of CBS 8 recently sat down with our team to discuss the ways our GROW program has shaped countless lives and how a simple choice you make in your produce aisle could help families…

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GROW in Action – Holiday Cheer

GROW, with the help of New Seasons markets in Portland, Oregon brought holiday cheer to a group of elementary students in Colima, Mexico in December. As a part of the program between GROW and Project Amigo,…

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How to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Organic Bananas

There are very few people in the world that decide to enjoy their bananas when they’re brown and mushy. Yet, no matter how fast we try to eat through our fruit basket, we always seem to…

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Healthy Banana Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

With the turn of the years, you might be considering your resolutions for 2020. Many individuals resolve to eat healthier and start working out, but how often do people actually stick to these objectives? Sometimes, adjusting…

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Our Favorite Banana Jokes for Kids

Are bananas your childs’ favorite fruit? Do your kids go bananas for a good joke? Well look no further because we have compiled a list of the 50 best banana jokes out there that your kids…

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Banana Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits and are found in most parts of the world, we use them in a variety of recipes from banana bread to smoothies and much more. They are loaded…

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Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes to Jump Start Your Day Or Recover from a Workout

It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this is because when you wake up your body has been without food for (hopefully) eight hours, so you need to refuel and get…

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Should I Eat Bananas Before Or After a Workout?

Should I Eat Bananas Before Or After a Workout?

Nowadays there are so many different things we are told to do when it comes to working out and reaching our fitness goals. We constantly hear new ideas of what exercises are best, what time of…

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USDA Organic Certification Process and How It Benefits the Consumer

With the rising health and wellness movement evolving across the United States, the word “organic” has become quite the buzzword. As this term has moved to the forefront of consumers’ minds, the perpetual tendency for retailers…

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Cozy Banana Recipes to Warm You Right Up this Season

Fall has arrived and our bellies are about to get a whole lot happier – that’s right, it’s officially time for us to welcome back the season of baking.  As the days grow colder, what better…

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Jesus Eduardo Ortega Ibarra

Jesus Eduardo is 11 years old and the oldest of four children. He was born two months premature. His deafness was not detected until he turned one, and it was not until he turned five that…

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Conny Fonseca

Conny Fonseca grew up in Colima where her father worked on a farm in the town of Cofradia de Suchitlan while her mother stayed at home to take care of the family. A bright and ambitious…

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How Potassium Can Help Blood Pressure and Why You Need Bananas

High Blood Pressure in America High blood pressure is a condition that occurs when the force of pumping blood is too intense for the walls of the arteries. With millions of Americans affected each year, it…

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Should You Refrigerate Bananas

We’ve all been there: buying a perfect bunch of bananas, only for them to turn brown and spotty after a few days. Don’t get us wrong, we love banana bread as much as the next person,…

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The Women of Chilpancingo

Tijuana, one of the busiest land border crossings in the world, is also home to over 300 maquiladoras, or assembly plants. While this offers several job opportunities, it also often results in the unregulated pollution of…

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Rafael Lopez Diaz

Rafael Lopez Diaz is 23 years old and the seventh of nine children in a migrant worker family. When Rafa was eight years old, his mom passed away. He and his younger siblings were left to…

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Four Healthy Banana Recipes for Kids

Back to school season is here which means busy mornings, packed lunches and afternoon snacks. In the midst of a hectic day, it can be easy to grab a sugary granola bar or send the kids…

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Can and Should You Be Eating the Banana Peel?

We know what you’re thinking: you probably read the title, shook your head in disbelief, and told yourself not to click. But, hear us out for a second. We all know the health benefits of consuming…

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