Eight-year-old Raw Jūce isn’t built on a fad foundation, nor is it riding any bandwagon. Instead, the founders of this South Florida-based business got into juicing for all the right reasons: to fight disease via a raw-food diet. Today, Raw Jūce’s mission remains the same: to educate the public on the benefits of juicing while making it easy to adopt a produce-filled diet with its line of fresh-pressed, conveniently bottled juices. Made daily, all of Raw Jūce’s signature drinks aim to maximize nutritional density, thanks to cold-pressing, a method said to deliver long-lasting bioavailability — not to mention the best
When Samantha Pounder and Hannah Choi imagine the shelves of a corner store, they see fresh aloe and kale instead of the usual sugary, shrink-wrapped confections and salty snacks.
It’s a vision that will soon become a reality when the pair open Muki’s Market in Washington DC, one of the newest additions to a growing movement to supply big city food deserts with healthy corner stores.
“The reality is there’s a need for more fresh food options,” says Pounder, food access director of Arcadia, a local non-profit. “When there are no grocery stores within walking distance or even a
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) and Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas Act to increase rural communities’ access to fresh and affordable groceries, create jobs, and stimulate local economies. This legislation would increase the rehabilitation tax credit for establishing a grocery store in a food desert, increase the work opportunity tax credit for these grocery stores hiring local residents, veterans, disadvantaged youth, and other workers with barriers to employment, and create a tax credit for selling fresh fruit and vegetables.
“Access to fresh and affordable food is fundamental to maintaining a
(InvestigateTV/Gray News) – Driving through almost any town in rural America, gas stations have peculiar selections.
Of course, there’s the usual road trip fare: soda, chips and candy. Maybe a section of T-shirts with funny slogans or essentials for your car such as containers of oil and antifreeze.
But there’s often also the out-of-place package of ham in the beer cooler. A random few frozen meals tucked in near the bags of ice. Or an odd bunch of bananas in a basket at the checkout.
The reason in many cases: Stores are working to meet the minimum requirements to accept