Category Archives: Ecology

The Faces Behind Our Food

I have been working at MOM’s for exactly five and a half years, and throughout my time, I have become a conscious consumer who reads labels, goes for organic and fair trade and buys in bulk. But there is an … Continue reading

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Change Your Scenery

If you had told me, when I started in the natural health field at 19 years old, that one day I would be traveling to faraway lands for my job, I would’ve laughed. Then I would’ve finished pricing my products … Continue reading

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Alaffia Pledge – Gender Equality and Community Empowerment

Often when a passionate and enthusiastic person, concerned about human rights and environment, decides to focus their energy on making a difference they look to support charitable organizations that may offer funds, education and outreach to communities that either need … Continue reading

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Avoid GMOs, Buy Organic

October is non-GMO month.  What does that mean?  GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, which refers to the genetic engineering of a plant (or animal) by scientists.  Many consumers are concerned about the impact of genetically engineered plants on the … Continue reading

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“Make Creation A Healing Place Better Than You Found It.”

Polyface, “the farm of many faces”. My fiancé, Phil, and I had the opportunity to truck down past Staunton to the middle of nowhere Virginia for a spot on one of Polyface’s Lunatic Tours hosted by Joel Salatin. After hearing … Continue reading

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Picking Coffee in Peru – or how I spent my summer vacation!

This July I had the amazing opportunity to visit Coyona, Peru with Equal Exchange to harvest coffee with the Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui Co-op (JGC) and to learn about how Fair Trade works in the most fundamental way. The co-op began … Continue reading

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MOMs on the Bay

Employees from the Alexandria store had a great bay adventure recently with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read on for Alex’s rundown on the awesome day. “It was a balmy summer morning, with the promise of Washington’s finest heat and humidity … Continue reading

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