Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fight Pesticides with Stonyfield & a Fun Twitter Party!

This post is brought to you by Stonyfield.
If you've been following me on Instagram for a while now (and if you're not, let's fix that!), you may have seen a series of pictures I posted this summer with the #fightpesticides hashtag. This hashtag was part of an "audition" being sponsored by Stonyfield as they looked for a new set of blogger ambassadors. 

I was excited to participate because in addition to being a big fan of Stonyfield (not only do they make darn tasty yogurt, but they also support the fight for GMO labeling), pesticide and toxin free food is a big deal to me. 

Why do pesticides matter?

Pervasive, chemical pesticides are bad news not just for bugs but for human health as well. In particular, Round Up, which is frequently used on GMO crops, is linked to 20 different human health afflictions including infertility, cancer and birth defects. These pesticides don't wash completely off of our foods (many soft skinned fruits can absorb the pesticide into the fruit itself). While a single incident of minor exposure probably won't cause any noticeable problems, persistent exposure over time adds up.

Beyond human health concerns, we need to be concerned about our bugs: specifically, pollinators like butterflies, bees, ladybugs and more. More than 1/3 of the food crops we grow depend on these pollinators to fertilize flowers so our crops can produce things like almonds, kiwi, apples and more. While farmers aren't setting out to kill off the bees, they are often the inadvertent victims in the fight against annoying pests.

Gotta Try This Twitter Chat!

Stonyfield is committed to fighting pesticides by avoiding persistent chemical pesticides in their supply chain through producing high quality organic dairy products. One of my favorite Stonyfield products is their fat free Greek style yogurt. It is SUPER thick and creamy - you won't believe it's fat free. 

I used their plain Greek yogurt recently to make dip as well as mac & cheese and both were very tasty. They also make Greek single serve yogurts in fun flavors like black cherry and cafe latte.

Join us, Wednesday Jan 15th

The first 400 people who RSVP for the twitter party on Wednesday, January 15th will get free Stonyfield coupons to try their new flavors. PLUS You can enter to win $1000 to put toward anything you've always wanted to try.

RSVP for the Twitter party here and stay tuned as I update you on my adventures with Stonyfield next month both on Creative Green Living as well as on the Stonyfield Blog.



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disclosure: As a Stonyfield blogger ambassador, I was compensated for writing this post as part of my contract with Stonyfield. All opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine. I only ever work with companies I support and think you, my readers, will like. Please read my full review and endorsement policy here.

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