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How To Make Trader Joe’s Meat Better

Tell Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat that’s been given antibiotics. A new campaign by CALPIRG needs your help to make Trader Joe’s meat better by getting rid of meat that’s been given antibiotics. The consumer action group is concerned that antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise and warnings from the medical community are going […]

July 10th

Top News from the Food Front: Chicken Ick, Meat Recall, GMO Rejection, & Vegan Pizza

This week’s news features not one but two reports indicting the chicken industry, as well as the USDA’s (ahem) ‘regulatory’ oversight of it. GMOs face new and improved regulation in Hawaii, but China kicks our imports to the curb for sub-par GMO-related quality control; meanwhile Whole Foods ditches suppliers over genetically modified ingredients. If you still eat animal meat, beware! Several meat recalls are underway — none of them (so far) involve horse meat, but that could change if horse slaughter’s allowed to resume as planned. A recent study touted health benefits of organic milk over conventionally produced milk; but did you get the full story? Read on, for the week’s top news in food!

December 21st

Funky Chicken: New Reports Find Poultry Bacteria-Laden, Regulation Inadequate

Do you still eat chickens? There’s never been a better time to consider ditching birds from your diet. New reports find ridiculous levels of bacterial contamination in chicken meat, including many antibiotic resistant strains. Both organic and conventionally raised birds were found to be riddled with potentially dangerous bacteria, calling USDA practices into serious question and providing abundant inspiration for alternate sandwich-ingredient exploration.

December 19th

What’s Really In Fast Food Chicken Nuggets? Hint: Yuck!

Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center set out to determine the nutritional content of fast food chicken nuggets. I’m not sure you want to know what they discovered. Earlier this month Doctors Richard D. deShazo, MD and Steven Bigler, MD from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS published a truly disturbing study: The Autopsy of […]

October 7th

Weekend Food Project: Making Homemade Chicken Broth

I’m a DIY kinda’ girl. I’ve experimented with homemade cheese, making butter from cream, and crafting my own granola bars. But until recently, I had never made chicken broth from scratch. Because I’m trying to reduce my food waste, and I use chicken broth almost every time I venture into the kitchen, I decided to […]

December 2nd