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
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
I had no idea I was part of a Movement. I didn't even know there was a Food Movement going on. I just thought I was on a personal quest to make healthier food choices and get rid of the pain in my gut. A couple weeks ago, I saw something about the TEDx Manhattan … Continue reading The Food Movement – will Foodies save the Greenies?
I had a great time at the 2011 SLC Sustainability Summit yesterday. I went because I wanted to connect with other people who are interested in increasing awareness of and improving access to sustainably grown food. I was a little nervous that I wouldn't have anyone to talk to; I was afraid everyone there would … Continue reading 2011 Salt Lake Sustainability Summit – Reconnecting to Natural Genius
Last month, I read the book called Real Food - What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck. Wow! I LOVE this book! I wish I had found it when it came out in 2006. One of the things I love about it is that she cites all of the studies she consulted. I am … Continue reading Real Food – What to Eat and Why
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
Can you imagine living on $1 worth of food per day? Neither can I. Please stop buying products from "factory farms". Vote with your wallet and let's put an end to factory farms - we and the planet will be healthier for it. From the Vital Farms Blog: The Cornucopia Institute’s report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating … Continue reading Can you imagine living on $1 worth of food per day?
Ewww...no wonder soy protein isolate used to hurt my tummy when I ate it. SO glad I stopped eating all soy a year ago. But I wonder what damage was already done. Dirty Little Secret in the Natural Foods Industry: Toxic Chemical Use | Cornucopia Institute Solvents Banned in Organics all too Common in … Continue reading Hexane used in production of soy products
Have you seen the movie Food, Inc. yet? WOW. It's a real eye-opener. I had no idea the animals were being treated that bad. And there's no reason for such inhumane treatment of the animals! I wish "network television" would show it and all Americans would watch it. People need to know what they're eating.
All I can say about this is ewwww... How Factory Farms Are Pumping Americans Full of Deadly Bacteria and Pathogens - alternet.org We're getting sicker and sicker, thanks to gruesome conditions in animal agriculture nationwide. Here's more about our food safety... Chicken Safety: Consumer Reports Investigates http://www.consumerreports.org Consumer Reports investigates chicken safety and how you … Continue reading Bad news about our food supply