Support gluten-free food labeling

In 2007, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) tasked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize standards for gluten-free labeling. Four years later, the FDA has failed to fulfill that mandate. To the millions of Americans who eat gluten-free food, this inaction is a big deal. Stephanie O'Dea, New York Times … Continue reading Support gluten-free food labeling

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Saturday shopping

I made the rounds of the local markets yesterday, and man... shopping local is NOT fast. I left home just before noon and went to Oasis Cafe first to visit Chad's Produce. There, I bought eggs, spring mix greens, a yellow squash, and leeks. Next I made a quick detour to our landlord's credit union … Continue reading Saturday shopping

Sad cows

Yikes. More bad news about factory farms. The Straight Dope: Sad Cow Disease I don’t eat animal products unless I know how the animal was raised and two somewhat terrifying recent reports suggest that neither should you. I try not to get all preachy about lifestyle. I believe that people should spend their short amount … Continue reading Sad cows