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Industry News: Beetnik Foods Offers Family Format Fresh Entrée In Costco Southwest Stores



Organic Food Brand Introduces New Refrigerated Family-Serve Meal at Major Retailer

Austin, TX (March 25, 2019) Beetnik Foods, an Austin, Texas-based organic food brand specializing in organic, gluten-free, humanely raised, grass fed beef and chicken entrées, has launched a unique, refrigerated product line with Costco and will be on shelf starting March 2019. Certified USDA Organic and gluten-free, Beetnik family-serve meatballs with marinara will be available at Costco stores in the Southwest region and sold at an SRP of $9.99. Costco shoppers in the Southwest region searching for fresh, organic meals for their families now have bold, flavorful and convenient options within the Beetnik product line.

Beetnik Foods new Costco line contains 32 oz. of organic grass-fed beef meatballs and marinara sauce with 17 grams of protein per serving. Beetnik’s meatballs with marinara are artfully crafted to satisfy consumers’ needs for a delicious, organic and gluten free meal option for the family.

“We’re excited to share Beetnik ingredients and quality meals with the Costco family,” shares Founder and CEO, David Perkins. “Creating meals in a convenient, family sized package encapsulates what our family values.”

Beetnik’s newest product continues to expand the organic consumer’s options. Beetnik understands the importance of organic, gluten free and specialty diet eating, and by creating meals crafted with wholesome ingredients for the family, the brand can continue to offer ease of preparation, as well as health and transparency in a family meal format.


About Beetnik Foods

Beetnik is an Austin, Texas-based organic food company that focuses on foods that pair the timeless
tradition of high-quality ingredients with the conveniences of modern life. Beetnik’s line of organic products are available in grocery stores across America. For product news and information please visit







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Oprah Winfrey Getting Into the Organic Food Business

It looks like media mogul Oprah Winfrey is getting into the organic food business. According to online filings for the US Patent and Trademark Organization, several applications for “Oprah’s Organics” were filed late last month. The filings are to use the name for bath soaps, sunscreen, massage oils, hair products — and also for organic salad dressings and frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips. Applications for “Oprah’s Farm” for a beverage and catering service and “Oprah’s Harvest” were also submitted for this fall. The addresses for the applicant’s include the Wilshire Boulevard addresses of Winfrey’s business and the Chicago address of Winfrey’s Harpo Inc., offices. Winfrey, who launched her own girls’ school in South Africa and has topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities this year earning an estimated $165 million, already owns hundreds of acres in Maui, which include a large farm and a bed and breakfast. A rep for Winfrey told us: “The trademarks were filed for Oprah’s farm on Maui to enable the farm to grow and distribute produce on Maui and throughtout the Hawaiian Islands.”

Full Article @ NYP

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Most Adults Would Buy Organics If They Were Cheaper

A new survey from CouponCabin.com reveals that nearly three out of four (72 percent) U.S. adults would be more likely to buy organic food items if they were less expensive than regular grocery items.

While organic food items are often the healthiest option, 45 percent of U.S. adults said they never or rarely seek out organic food items. On the flip side, 52 percent said they seek out organic food items when food shopping at least sometimes.

U.S. adults report a variety of reasons for not seeking out organic food. Some adults are ambivalent that organic food is that much healthier, as nearly one-third (31 percent) said they aren’t sure if organic food is better for you than non-organic. In addition, when asked why they don’t seek out organic food items when food shopping, those who never/rarely seek out organic items indicate the following:

- They’re too expensive – 65 percent
- Doesn’t matter to me, don’t see the purpose – 38 percent
- Prefer non-organic food items – 9 percent
- Don’t understand what organic food items are – 8 percent
- Organic food items are not available where I shop – 7 percent
- Other – 6 percent


Full Article @ PG

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Does organic food turn people into jerks?

Renate Raymond has encountered her fair share of organic food snobs, but a recent trip to a Seattle market left her feeling like she'd stumbled onto the set of "Portlandia."

"I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn't find one so I asked the produce guy," says the 40-year-old arts administrator from Seattle. "And he was like, 'If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We're organic.' I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was like 'You didn't bring your own bag? I need to charge you if you didn't bring your own bag.' It was like a 'Portlandia skit.' They were so snotty and arrogant."

Full Article @ Today

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Will Organic Food Fail to Feed the World?

A new meta-analysis suggests farmers should take a hybrid approach to producing enough food for humans while preserving the environment

Food for hungry mouths, feed for animalsheaded to the slaughterhouse, fiber for clothing and even, in some cases, fuel for vehicles—all derive from global agriculture. As a result, in the world's temperate climes human agriculture has supplanted 70 percent of grasslands, 50 percent of savannas and 45 percent of temperate forests. Farming is also the leading cause of deforestation in the tropics and one of thelargest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, a major contributor to the ongoing maul of species known as the "sixth extinction," and a perennial source ofnonrenewable groundwater mining andwater pollution.

Full article @ Scientific American

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More home apple growers consider going organic

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but maybe less so if you spray.

That’s why organic fruit management is becoming more common in commercial and home orchards, industry analysts say.

“The problem with using chemicals to fix problems is that the chemicals might provide a short-term solution but they actually create long-term problems,” said Jeff Dinslage, president of Nature Hills Nursery in Omaha, Neb., the largest online seller of trees in the country. “More and more of our customers simply don’t want to use chemicals in their backyards that could harm their children, their pets and themselves.”

Full article @ Battle Creek Enquier

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