Each year, dozens of hopeful food and drink artisans enter their products in a unique competition: the Good Food Awards. Meet the 2013 finalists.
I’ve signed up for dozens of farm and food e-mail subscriptions, and a few have proven their worth magnificently when it comes to eating and drinking better. Get to know Food & Water Watch.
Our food system has some serious problems, and if we’re going to feed the world, something has to change. Proponents of industrial agriculture say that to feed the world what we need are more GMOs and more industrial farms. Food MythBusters takes a look at this claim.
Mark your calendars for October 24th my friends. Food Day has been around in one form or another since 1975. Its organizers describe it as “a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.” This year’s theme is “Eat Real.”
Last Saturday, we patronized a small, local farmers market in a parking lot in North Dallas, and we discovered a small, local food producer which helped us create heaven on a plate. Find your heaven with the tips in this post.
There’s a persistent misperception about healthy eating that needs a firm debunking: it takes no effort of will to eat healthy food, or to follow a vegan diet. It’s only the initial change of habits that requires will power. Once you embrace a real food, whole food, plant-based diet, that’s the food you want — no effort required!
If you’re into growing, cooking, and eating, you probably know about the Slow Food movement. But you may not be familiar with its founder, Carlo Petrini, and his brilliant writing. I’m reading Terra Madre. And simply put, Signor Petrini inspires me. I thought a few of his quotes might connect with you as well.
Biodiversity in our food supply is dwindling, but what can we do to preserve it?
At the turn of last century, farmers and gardeners could choose from hundreds of varieties of seeds to grow various food plants. Today, those numbers have dwindled to as little as 12.
With limited time, money, and cooking experience, can a novice ecovore successfully trade the standard American diet for a real-food, slow-food, veg-centric groove? Absolutely! The first steps are setting up a food-friendly kitchen, building up pantry supplies, and exploring healthier ‘fast food’ options.
Like any revolution, dietary change depends on two things: knowledge and action. Use these books and documentaries to arm yourself with knowledge, if you’re ready to leave the standard American diet behind. A healthier, more sustainable, and more ethical table awaits!
The fine folks at Ecomom shared this infographic on the problems with processed and genetically modified foods, and we have some tips below to help you get more real food onto your plate!
You can reduce your family’s carbon footprint just by changing the way you cook and eat, even if you’re eating on a budget. Paying attention to your diet will not only reduce the amount of waste you are contributing to the environment, you and your family will feel better by getting adequate nutrition. You might even shed a few pounds.
We’re barraged constantly with fad diets and weight loss schemes, yet the majority of Americans are overweight and obese. Something is wrong here.