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October 7, 2019

Blended Meat Products

Someone recently asked me for my thoughts on blended meat and plant protein products. I think this is a good topic to discuss because poultry producers are now introducing blended chicken products to the market. Not Bell & Evans. The first thing to understand is that the big commodity producers are the ones pushing blended...

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May 29, 2019

Organic Meat in Styrofoam Packaging?

I recently met with our friends from Rodale Institute, the original promoters and leaders of organic farming. I love meeting and brainstorming with other forward-thinking individuals who care as much as I do about good, honest, healthy food. Rodale has been a great resource to Bell & Evans for many years. During the meeting, I...

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October 1, 2018

Are You a Belletarian?

I’m sure you’re familiar with vegetarian and vegan diets, and you may have heard the term “flexitarian” to describe someone who mainly eats plant-based foods with the occasional meat. But, have you heard of a Belletarian™? I’m here to tell you they exist! A Belletarian is someone who eats a plant-based diet with the exception...

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June 18, 2018

Simple Ingredients

Do you know what’s in your burger? How about your hot dog? If you buy Bell & Evans Chicken Franks or Burgers, you’ll recognize all the ingredients. You could probably even memorize them. Our Chicken Burgers are made from just three ingredients – chicken, salt and pepper. That’s it. Our Organic Chicken Franks aren’t much...

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May 1, 2018

The “Halo Effect” – Label Confusion & Dishonesty

Commodity producers have figured out there’s money to be made in the natural and organic markets. Price used to drive most food purchasing decisions, but today there’s a greater demand for premium, natural and organic items. Commodity producers are responding by either acquiring smaller, niche businesses that specialize in these areas or transitioning a small...

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