Much of the degradation of the American diet [1] into eating primarily heavily processed foods has been led by consumer demand for convenience and affordability. Supply meets demand.
But demand can lead to positive change too. In the US, Costco became the “Most Important Player in the Organic Produce Game” because of consumer demand:
The retailer started zeroing in on organics five years ago because customers demanded it. “The spark in the shift was continuing and sustaining consumer demand for organics,”
At Trash Panda, we are working to organize, influence and amplify the voices of consumers — like you! — to accelerate the positive change underway in the consumer packaged goods space. We want to see a world where EVERYONE is presented with better options when they shop, regardless of where they live, what their budget is, or whether or not they have the Trash Panda App 🦝!
We are committed to celebrating the progress being made and the healthy options that are becoming more widely available. We want to share some of the best new products as they enter the market. These are generally small companies and start ups, committed to using only quality ingredients. The better they do in these early stages, the faster they can become more affordable and more widely available.
So be on the lookout for the following products, all #trashpandaapproved, and support them with your activism — buy them, tell a friend about them, ask your grocery store to stock them!

3 Products Worthy of Your Support 👀

1. Pan’s — Mushroom Jerky 🍄

Trying to eat less meat, or just up for trying something new? Mushroom Jerky checks both boxes.
https://www.mushroomjerky.com/

2. Modest Mylk — Unsweetened Cashew Mylk Base 🤯

Ingredients: (100% Organic) cashews, coconut oil, arrowroot flour, Himalayan pink salt.
A convenient choice when making dairy-free smoothies!
https://thrivemarket.com/p/modest-mylk-unsweetened-cashew-mylk-base

3. Candid — Cacao & Quinoa Crispies 🍫

Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Quinoa, Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Sugar, Cacao Pulp, Sea Salt.
We’re always on the lookout for a tasty new snack, and Candid delivers!
https://www.eatcandid.com/products/cacao-quinoa-crispies
We’d love to hear what products you’re supporting 🙌
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References

[1] Northwestern University, Science Daily, “America’s packaged food supply is ultra-processed”, July 25, 2019 — https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190725092534.htm
“Since about 80% of Americans’ total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged and unpackaged), the food and beverage supply plays a central role in the development of chronic disease including obesity and cardiovascular disease.”