In 2013, I attended a Twitter party hosted by Mamavation, to support family farmers. On January 10th, 2013, they traveled to Washington, DC to participate in a lawsuit appeal to protect farmers from “genetic trespass” by Monsanto’s GMO seeds. Monsanto owns so much acreage (Over 142 million in the US alone as of 2007) that seeds blow onto organic and non-GMO farmers, contaminating their fields and causing them to lose their certification.
I received GMO free Indian food products in order to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own. My husband and I are big fans of Indian food. In fact, our neighbor, a colleague of my husband, has been taking us to local Indian buffets! I guess I’m a snob because although I love eating out, I’d rather have GMO free Indian food. That’s why I was happy to get a sample of sauces from The Sassy Indian.
Back to school time is upon but wouldn’t you love to send your child with cleaner, greener tips? Well, I gathered all the eco-friendly bloggers I know – and a few that I’m a really big fan of – and posed the question to them: What are your best healthy back to school tips? Paige is the author of “Spit that Out! : The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt and a blog of the same name .
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".