Ned’s Naturals at the Tri-State Food Expo

We will be exhibiting at the Tri-State Food Expo in Secaucus, NJ on October 27th & 28th, 2014! Stop by our booth at the Fresh Ideas Pavilion. If you’re a buyer or potential customer interested in meeting us at the show, please send us an email for a FREE registration to the show. 

 

Check us out in the New Product Showcase.

Ned’s Naturals labels are in!

Let the packaging begin! Our retail To Go containers should be ready before the end of September 2014. If you’re interested in distributing or purchasing for retail, please contact us! You can find more details and product images on our website here

 

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Chia Pudding Recipe!

Chia Pudding

Make your meals. Choose your raw ingredients. Avoid processed foods and preservatives.

Ingredients for chia pudding pictured here:

Almond Milk
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Honey
Chia Seeds

Mix together and let sit overnight! Top with a fruit of your choosing. 

The basics of GMOs

We are in the process of getting Non-GMO verified and USDA Organic certified for our retail brand, Ned’s Naturals. Learning about GMOs has been such a eye-opener!

Here is what you should know about GMOs. 

GMO, “genetically modified organisms”, are the plants and animals created through genetic engineering. Monsanto, in particular, is a large agricultural company responsible for most of the GMO crops in the world today. Monsanto is actually genetically engineering crops to produce their own pesticide in the form of Bt (Bacillus thurengiensis). Bt is known to harm the soil, wildlife, animals, and human health. 

Not only are GMOs producing a toxic chemical, but they also lack nutrients in comparison with non-GMO crops. When eaten by animals, GMOs cause a nutrient deficiency, bloating, tumors, and various severe illnesses. When humans eat these animals or GMO plants directly, we also experience the side effects of GMOs. GMOs have been linked to autism, cancer, thyroid issues, IBS, organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders (including allergies), accelerated aging, and infertility.

“Currently commercialized GM crops in the U.S. include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres).” –IRT 

Ingredients derived from GMOs include vegetable oil, vegetable fat and margarines (made with soy, corn, cottonseed, and/or canola), soy flour, soy protein, soy isolates, soy isoflavones, soy lecithin, vegetable proteins, textured vegetable protein (TVP), tofu, tamari, tempeh, and soy protein supplements, corn flour, corn gluten, corn masa, corn starch, corn syrup, cornmeal, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

How to avoid GMO

1. Buy certified Organic
2. Look for the Non-GMO Project Seal
3. Avoid high-risk ingredients, including corn, soy, canola, cottonseed, sugar beets, papaya, zucchini, and yellow squash.
4. Use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide 

More information can be found at the Non-GMO Project, Beyond Pesticides, and IRT.

Ned’s Naturals, formerly Pop Top Foods

Ned's NaturalsAfter much deliberation and seeing our Pop Top Foods brand on the shelf next to other health food brands, we have decided to completely rebrand our retail line to Ned’s Naturals! 

Meet Ned: 

We put a name to a movement; a movement to bring back raw, whole foods to today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Our motto, “conveniently healthy”, states just that.  Ned’s Naturals is a proponent of providing organic and natural nutrient-dense foods, eating healthy, starting local, and supplementing your diet with worldwide superfoods. Our unique packaging includes spouted pouches for easy pouring and smaller, refillable To Go containers to keep next to your blender, at work, at the gym, in the car, or for traveling.