What we eat has as much, or more, to do with our cultural conditioning than it does with what we think our bodies want or need.
Author: Derek Markham
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People who eat vegan average half the carbon emissions of meat eaters, according to a recent study.
Beginning in September, a 13 part PBS food documentary will take us on a journey across America, focusing on the “food rebels” who are helping to transform our food system by turning toward sustainable (and traditional, in many cases) methods.
There has been a lot of fear and hysteria surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act (HR 875) coming from small growers, organic gardeners, and organic consumers alike. HR 875 was introduced by Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut, “to separate food safety regulation from drug and device approvals and to restore the balance that has long […]
A Michigan butcher says that having his own wind-power plant could have a positive long-term economic benefit and help to ensure the future sustainability of his family business.[social_buttons] Earl Bosch, owner of Earl’s Meats in Holland, Michigan, says he wouldn’t consider himself an environmentalist, but he also says he is looking to alternative energy to […]
For a great breakfast, bake a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread and power-up with a healthy sweet treat full of wholesome goodness. Bake this quickbread the night before for a special breakfast treat, or serve it after dinner with tea or hot chocolate. The recipe is vegan, but omnivores will enjoy it just the same. […]
[social_buttons]The comment period for proposed rule changes on Genetically Engineered Organisms ends on Monday, November 24th. Sign the Center for Food Safety’s petition and make yourself heard on genetically modified foods and pharmaceutical crops issues!
Sunday Funnies: Vast Food Nation Episode 1 Animator Adam Pava brings us Large Lad and his posse of celebrity food mascots in a funny parody from AniBoom. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ3-ZCebAC4&hl=en]
Nanoparticles emitted by common kitchen appliances are more abundant than previously thought, leading for an urgent call for more research on health implications. [social_buttons]In 150 experiments using gas and electric stoves and electric toaster ovens, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working to determine their impacts on indoor levels of […]
Take your health and beauty to the next level with superfoods! [social_buttons]From dietitians to raw food gurus, superfoods have been promoted as the fountain of health and youth. While I can’t vouch for the fountain of health and youth claim, I have experienced the extra vitality that comes from eating these nutrient-dense foods. There is […]
5 million people in the United States have heart failure. 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. More than 287,000 people in the United States die each year with heart failure. The estimated direct cost for heart failure each year is $29.6 billion in the US alone.
For those of you living under a rock, Barack Obama has just won the US Presidential Election in a history-making two-to-one victory. John McCain doesn’t look too happy about it… If you’re ready to celebrate the morning after, some good old homemade pancakes made from scratch really fit the bill for a victory breakfast. These […]
[social_buttons]There’s a lot of strutting and posturing going on right now, which makes me think of turkeys… For a serious foodie, it’s never too early to start planning Thanksgiving dinner. Deciding what kind of turkey to serve is a key piece in that plan. Here’s a quick guide to your turkey choices, and even a […]