Thursday, August 13

Month: February 2020

Botanicals

Top 7 Health Benefits of Kratom Leaves

Besides pain relief, Kratom also comes with some euphoric effects. When you consume the herb, it induces the secretion of feel-good hormones within your body, supplying your muscles with sudden bursts ...
Aperitif Culture’s Bright, Botanical-Based Newcomers Are the Future of Drinking
Botanicals

Aperitif Culture’s Bright, Botanical-Based Newcomers Are the Future of Drinking

These are the appetizers of the spirits world. The word comes from the Latin amperire, “to open up,” as in to open up your palate and prep your digestive system for a fine meal. As a category, aperitifs cast a wide net, encompassing everything from the Aperol spritz to the Negroni to a small glass of Cava to a Pastis. Typically it’s something dry and a little bit bitter, light and maybe bubbly. "AN APPROACH TO SOCIAL DRINKING THAT LEADS TO DEEPER CONNECTIONS" The way third-generation winemakers Helena and Woody Hambrecht tell it, this is how Europeans have been drinking forever. And it’s why they created their own unique low-ABV aperitif spirit, Haus. “Aperitif culture is a way of drinking,” Helena told me, an approach to social drinking that leads to deeper connections throughout th...
Why we need mandatory labeling of GMO products
Genetically Modified Foods

Why we need mandatory labeling of GMO products

The conversation around genetic engineering and food is undermined by a lack of information that breeds confusion and distrust. Consumers feel misled. Scientists feel misunderstood. Public officials make flailing attempts to navigate the interests of both. Meanwhile, the companies that choose to play both sides take advantage of everyone — quietly adding genetically modified organisms (GMO) or ingredients made from them to some products and non-GMO labels to others. Afraid of GMOs? Blame non-labeling Genetically modified organisms are commonplace and are already present in many of the foods we eat — often, though not exclusively, in the form of genetically modified corn, soy, sugar beet, and canola oil. But as ubiquitous as they are, they’re shrouded in mystery. Across most of the Un...