WHY I STARTED GAIA
I'm Heather Arcay, GAIA Cookies creator, culinary graduate, and lover of food. I have a compelling interest in health and why our bodies work the way they do and how what we eat affects us.
I saw an opportunity right in front of me and while studying as a student in the culinary industry, this made perfect sense. A passion turned into a business adventure to feed, advocate, and compel others to ask ourselves if what we're eating and how it's grown or processed is affecting our health?
We are all connected to Earth.
To feed a special treat to those who struggle with eating safe food and to learn why food-related allergies and intolerances are increasing at an exponential rate.
To inspire others to educate themselves on what they put into their body and their families. It's not about flipping a switch and going 100% in one direction but it's the ability to have an open mind and make one change at a time and knowing why it's important to being well.
We have to eat to live, make the most of it with the best of it!
#GAIACookies #EatWellBeWell #ConnectedToEarth
ALLERGIES & OUR FOOD
The quality of ingredients that are used in GAIA Cookies is a priority for the standard of our product. We use ingredients that leave out as many allergens as possible so our customers with multiple food allergies can enjoy a sweet treat.
We need to see a change in the way our foods are grown, maintained, and harvested without causing long-term harm. Do yourself a favor by reading the articles below or researching on your own. I found these specifically interesting.
Organic 101: Allowed and Prohibited Substances | Source: USDA
USDA Genetically Engineered Adoption Trends 1996 - 2020 | Source: USDA.gov
Genetically Engineered Food and Your Health | Source: Center for Food Safety
The FDA does not test whether GMO Foods are safe | Source: US Right To Know
Facts and Statistics, The Food Allergy Epidemic | Source: FoodAllergy.org
Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops | NYTimes
Herbicide-Tolerant Seeds Causing Damage and Resistance in Weeds | Source USDA
Re: Organic & Pesticides
"The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances identifies the synthetic substances that may be used and the nonsynthetic (natural) substances that may not be used in organic crop and livestock production. It also identifies a limited number of non-organic substances that may be used in or on processed organic products."