Decoding Choices in the Grocery Aisles: Separating Food Rich in Corporate Propaganda from Safe, Nutrient-Dense Options

Yogurt: Separating Junk Food, and “Organic Light,” from Brands that Offer Superior Taste, Nutrition, and Justice in Every Bite

The first episode of Kastel’s Kitchen will focus on organic yogurt. Even organic products can have as much sugar as a candy bar and be loaded with ingredients from China. Moms turn to yogurt as a wholesome snack, but what are the genuine and truly healthy options in the marketplace? 

Mark will explain what to look for in the dairy case and identify some of the best brands, including those that can be found in his own all-organic kitchen. Please join us on Thursday, October 15th at 12pm CST to hear his insights into buying organic yogurt.

You can watch the broadcast directly on Facebook Live, or register to watch the broadcast on Zoom at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join us.

About Kastel’s Kitchen

Because of lax oversight by USDA, choosing certified organic food is just the first step in ensuring that you’re buying the best products for yourself and your family. In our new series, OrganicEye’s Director, Mark Kastel, will tap his many years of experience in the organic movement to decode the best options from the grocery aisles, farmers markets, and online buying sites.

His perspective is based on over three decades of personal experience as a shopper, gardener, certified organic farmer, and organic business/cooperative consultant, as well as his work as the country’s preeminent organic industry watchdog for the past 16 years.

Mark first came to organics after nearly being disabled from pesticide poisoning. Even though he was already eating a healthy, whole food diet, he credits his move to all-organic—on the recommendation of one of the country’s preeminent environmental allergists—with his recovery.  He now enjoys robust health, not only due to avoiding the agrochemical and drug residues often found in conventional food, but because of the exceptional nutrition inherent in true organic production. He has skin in the game and a passion for protecting the authenticity of everyone’s organic food, including his own.