Conscious Culture

Client Congratulations: Oat Solutions

October 11, 2012

Hodgson Legal congratulates Oat Solutions LLC founders Mika Manninen  and Helena Lumme on recent awards for their SIMPLI line of oatshakes.  The SIMPLI Oatshake has been awarded the prestigious BEVNET Award for Best Smoothie/Meal Replacement.

Adding to the accolades, Gourmet Retailer Magazine named the SIMPLI Oatshake as Best New Product in its August 2012 Editors’ Pick.

Founded in early 2011, Oat Solutions rapidly emerged as a leader in the gluten free, natural foods movement with its line of shakes and gluten free oatmeal products. SIMPLI products, which are also non-GMO, are manufactured using gluten free oats from family farms in Finland.  The oats are processed in one of only two certified gluten free facilities in the world.  Recent additions to the product line include a coffee flavored oat shake, as well as individual “on the go” servings of apricot and raspberry gluten free instant oatmeal.

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Is Certified-Organic Label a Fraud?

October 11, 2012

Michael Potter, founder of Eden Foods considers the Certified-Organic Label a fraud and refuses to put it on Eden Products.  Potter was interviewed in a recent New York Times article that brings into question whether consumers can trust or rely upon the “Certified-Organics” brand.  Eden Foods is one of the last remaining independent organic companies of any size, with most sizeable organic companies  having already been bought by “Big Food.”

Bear Naked, Wholesome & Hearty, Kashi: all three and more actually belong to the cereals giant Kellogg. Naked Juice? That would be PepsiCo of Pepsi and Fritos fame. And behind the pastoral-sounding Walnut Acres, Health Valley and Spectrum Organics is none other than Hain Celestial, once affiliated with Heinz, the grand old name in ketchup.

Over the last decade, since federal organic standards have come to the fore, giant agri-food corporations like these and others — Coca-Cola, Cargill, ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and M&M Mars among them — have gobbled up most of the nation’s organic food industry. Pure, locally produced ingredients from small family farms? Not so much anymore.

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Hay House Conference

October 11, 2012

HL client Hay House arrives in Pasadena for a three day I CAN DO IT! conference featuring mind, body and spirit-energizing workshops and keynotes by many of its authors. We will be attending where Hodgson Legal clients Louise Hay, Denise Linn, Doreen Virtue, Geneen Roth and Sonia Choquette will be presenting.

Register for this Hay House Events conference here.

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Yogitoes Launches rExperience Lab

August 8, 2012

Santa Monica-based yogitoes hosted the grand opening party at its new world headquarters on Main Street, including rExperience Lab. Yogitoes, under the direction of founder Susan Nichols, is leading the industry with the launch of its rYoga collection.

The rYoga collection uses recycled materials in its manufacturing, including nearly 1 million plastic bottles. Susan founded yogitoes in 2003 after inventing the patented SKIDLESS yoga towel, now in yoga studios around the world.

Take a look at the event photos on yogitoes’ Facebook page.

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