Yearly Archives: 2014



Merry, Happy, Good National Food Day! What’s that? You’re so busy getting ready for Halloween that you almost forgot about this day meant to “inspire Americans to change their diets and our food policies”? Horrors! Well, no worries! While the Food Day website has plenty of general ideas on how […]

How to Celebrate National Food Day




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In our last post, we told you about helping out a great local nonprofit, River City Eco Foundation, in planning this year’s Eco Fest. Another fantastic organization we’re involved with is soon to be Jacksonville’s newest nonproft: Gastrojax Inc. At One Spark this past April, Gastrojax had much success presenting its […]

Team TOA and the nonprofits


“Team TOA and the nonprofits” sounds like a band, doesn’t it?! But no, we’re just really excited to be collaborating with two local nonprofits that we wanted to take a moment to tell you about. Both organizations, Gastrojax Inc. (as Gastrofest) and River City Eco Foundation (as River City Eco […]

Team TOA and the nonprofits









Okay, Organic Adventurers, now that we’ve covered triclosan and BPA/bisphenols as endocrine disrupting chemicals, there’s one more EDC to discuss before we leave the topic. We’re talking about EDCs that we’re all exposed to on a continual basis – all day, every day – and phthalates (pronounced “THAL-ates”) certainly belong […]

Thbpbpthpt: Phthalates


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Happy New Year! In our last topical post, we were talking about triclosan as an endocrine disrupting chemical, or EDC. (Click the link and read that post first for a primer on EDCs and their effects.) But there are over 800 such chemicals that can wreak havoc on our thyroid […]

BPA: The Real Kitchen Nightmare