09/27/08 — Thank you Paul Newman

For, among many other things, probably doing more to promote quality food for the masses – through the Newman’s Own line of food and drinks – than anyone else in the US. While Wal-Mart and Target only recently jumped on the organic bandwagon, Newman’s Own has been doing it since the early 90’s.

It certainly helps that all of the profits go to charity, or “Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good” according to their website. If more people in the US would follow his lead, this will be a much better place for it.

UPDATE: Here’s a good article from the SF Chronicle about the organic side of the business.