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“Speed-Scratch Cooking” Turns Expired Food Into Affordable Meals

Based on a recent report issued by Harvard and the National Resources Defense Council, billions of pounds of food is thrown away every year due the muddiness inherent in current food expiration date labeling practices, which are sorely in need … Continue reading

5 Unbelievably Vegan Foods

Living off a strict vegetarian diet is no rocket science to most vegans. But for those who have no 24/7 access to organic produce, they find refuge in processed food. And that’s one cause of dilemma for most vegans. Understanding … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Terry Walters’ Jícama Strawberry Guacamole

Going vegan (or vegetarian) does not have to suck. If you’re thinking of making that lifestyle change, Terry Walter’s Clean Food is an essential for your kitchen. Terry is one of the original leaders of the clean-eating movement. She shares … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Josh Kroner’s Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

I’ve been a fan of Terrapin restaurant for quite a long time. Rhinebeck in itself is a culinary crown and for me, Terrapin is its brightest jewel. Chef Josh Kroner has led the farm to table movement in the Hudson … Continue reading

Dog Food May be More Nutritious than School Lunches

Fussy moms who worry about what Junior may be eating in the school cafeteria might be better off sending him to school with a can of dog food.  A recent investigation of the school lunch program by USA Today revealed … Continue reading

Company Creates Horsemeat Ice Cream

According to an EU-funded research media center, the Brussels funded projects “Prospare” and “Rosano” have invented a method of creating “enriched” ice-cream, fortified with “disused” animal products which are normally thrown away by the meat industry as being unfit for … Continue reading

Study: Crabs and Lobsters Feel Pain When Boiled Alive

Studies show crustaceans do indeed feel pain. Continue reading

The Dangers of Buying Commercial Ground Beef

All year, we have reported on the dangers of purchasing commercial ground beef. More than 70,000 Americans are sickened each year by E. Coli infections, and most are caused by contaminated hamburger. The latest E. coli outbreak linked to ground … Continue reading

10 Natural Foods That Have An Extended Shelf Life

The shelf life of frozen food stored in the freezer varies from between one month to one to two years, depending on the food; Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) last for up to five years without refrigeration. Some survivalists have … Continue reading

Dirty Little Secrets Exposed- Veggie Burgers Made With Gasoline By-product

These days, taking the road less traveled in search of a diet free of chemicals and pesticides is not for the faint of heart. Even vegetarian burgers, once thought of as a healthy alternative to ground beef, is fraught with … Continue reading

Virtually All We Eat is Genetically Modified

According to Monsanto company patents, 93 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn in the U.S. is grown from genetically modified seeds. Stephen Lendman points out that in the US alone, “over 80% of all processed foods contain [genetically … Continue reading

Cattle Feed, What They Don’t Want You to Know.

David Kirby with the Huffington Post recently mentioned being “revolted” by what he learned when researching his new book “Animal Factory”: what revolted Kirby was the discovery that cattle are fattened on chicken manure. We were revolted as well until … Continue reading

10 Revolting Additives You Won’t Believe Are In Your Food

The majority of our food supply is contaminated with GMO’s, pesticides, and antibiotics, but many manufactured foods are also laced with a plethora of synthetic chemicals, from food colorants that increase the risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children and allergic … Continue reading

How Smartphones Will Revolutionize The Future of Local Food

In this wonderfully cogent article, Steve Holt argues that technology — specifically mobile technology — is key to the future of the local food movement and food justice in general. (source) In support of his claim, Holt explains how Mark … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Jason Brumm’s Grassfed Meatloaf Sandwich

Winning the “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrel” cooking show on Food Network sky-rocketed Chef Jason Brumm’s name into the culinary industry. The show taped in August, and by September he was already working for Second Home Kitchen + Bar when the show … Continue reading

30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever

Based on information gleaned from our website, along with shrewd money saving suggestions via Dollar Savvy Magazine, we’ve listed 30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever in order to improve your health and save money. (Click Next to see the … Continue reading

9 Steps We Can All Take To Achieve a Sustainable Future

GRACE Communications Foundation consists of a group of activists dedicated to increasing public awareness of the relationships between food, water and energy systems. Their goal is to educate consumers regarding the development of sustainable food networks. The foundation highlights the … Continue reading

10 Vegetables and Herbs You Can Eat And Regrow In Your Kitchen

Some herbs and vegetables such as garlic, onions, and lettuce, are such basic ingredients in dishes and used so frequently that before you seem to notice, they’ve vanished from your refrigerator’s crisper. Gabrielle Taylor with Food Hacks astutely points out … Continue reading

Interview with Mihaela Lica Butler of “Garden Super Hero Tales”

Mihaela Lica Butler is the author of ”Garden Super Hero Tales,” a fun children’s cookbook about his son’s journey to discover the world of vegetables. Her son, Paul-Jules meets 10 new friends, Miss Aubergine (eggplant), Lady Courgette (zucchini), King Potato, Sweet … Continue reading

Nestlé To Test Foods on Human Brain and Liver Cells

According to recent news reports, Nestlé, the maker of Gerber baby food, Nescafé instant coffee, Kit Kat chocolate bars and Maggi soups, will begin testing its products with stem cell research. (source) Nestlé will obtain human brain and liver cells … Continue reading

List of GMO-Free Foods

Despite mandatory GMO labeling in more than 60 countries around the world, last year, a California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically modified/engineered food was narrowly defeated. (source) A similar measure in Washington state was also defeated … Continue reading

Interview with Heather Blackmon from Better With Veggies

Better With Veggies is the food and fitness blog, where Heather Blackmon shares her approach to living an active life. She strives for balance wherever possible, enjoying foods with a heavy dose of veggies and workouts that make her smile! She want to … Continue reading

Interview with George Bryant from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

George Bryant is the man behind the blog Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations. Civilized Caveman Cooking is about creating recipes that are fun and nourishing for our bodies. George is a self taught chef who likes to break the rules and deliver mouth-watering … Continue reading

Melt Away Depression With These 5 Good-Mood Foods

Delicious Living writers Caren Baginski and Elisa Bosley do a great job explaining how what we eat affects our mood. They point out that in 2012, antidepressants were the second most prescribed drug in the United States, and then juxtapose … Continue reading

France Plans To Double Organic Farmland

(source) In order to meet growing consumer demand, the Farm Minister in France plans to double the area of farmland devoted to organic agriculture by 2017. Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll told Reuters the expansion would boost research and training … Continue reading

The Skim Milk Scam

In 1980, the USDA’s first dietary guidelines suggested: “If you prefer whole milk to skim milk you can reduce your intake of fat from foods other than milk.” Then in 1985, the USDA recommended a switch to low-fat dairy as … Continue reading

Help This Family-Owned Egg Farm Win a Superbowl Ad With 1 Click

Lucie and Jason Amundsen, the owners of Locally Laid Egg Company, a family-owned chicken and egg farm in Wrenshall, Minnesota, are the quintessential farmers of the ever-increasing local food movement. (Source) The farm embodies all the elements of the local … Continue reading

The Biggest Welfare Deadbeats in America: McDonald’s and Wal-Mart

A major battle is taking place across America between the poor and the corporations that employ them at slave wages. A few months ago, fast-food workers staged another nationwide demonstration in 60 U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Detroit … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Rob Dalzell’s Pumpkin Apple Meatloaf

Chef Rob Dalzell grew up in Missouri, where his passion for culinary arts began and flourished working at Les Bourgeois Winery and vineyards in Rocheport. He was trained with a farm-to-table philosophy, which led him to revamp his own eating … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Justin Dain’s Butternut Squash Cannellonis

PINE Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Justin Dain, created a menu of well-executed dishes that feature local and sustainable New England products. His dishes play well with the restaurant’s American Classic theme with menus on wooden boards and recycled wood products throughout … Continue reading

Group Accuses McDonald’s of Exploiting Charity For PR Benefit

In a report, “Clowning Around with Charity: How McDonald’s Exploits Philanthropy and Targets Children,” Michele Simon, a public health lawyer charges that McDonald’s is a minor financial supporter of its own Ronald McDonald House Charities, and should immediately stop linking … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Robert Berry’s Bucatini with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Chef Berry returned to Charleston to the delight of fans who knew him from his time at Slightly North of Broad. Before his return, he spent time working at some of the best kitchens in New York City, Washington, D.C. and … Continue reading

New Short Film “The Scarecrow” Seeks to Bring Real Food Back to People

Chipotle is a fast food restaurant chain committed to serving only responsibly raised beef, pork and chicken free of antibiotics and fed an additive-free, vegetarian diet. Chipotle prides itself on using high quality ingredients only from local family farms, and … Continue reading

Beware! USDA Approves Export of Chinese Poultry To U.S.

In a stunning development, considering China’s horrendous food safety record, the USDA has approved four Chinese poultry processors to begin shipping meat to the U.S.Initially, the poultry will be restricted to cooked meat from birds raised in the U.S. But … Continue reading

Appeals Court Affirms California’s Foie Gras Ban

A recent federal appeals court ruling upheld a district judge’s refusal to block a California foie gras law that prohibited the sale of products made from birds forced to eat abnormally large amounts of food to enlarge their livers. Foie … Continue reading

How to Claim $45 From PepsiCo Without Proof of Purchase

After the Naked Juice company, owned by PepsiCo, used GMO ingredients and then deceptively labeled its products, “all natural,” the company was sued in 2011. The Organic Consumers Association explains: According to plaintiffs, Naked Juice used soy ingredients that are … Continue reading

Shrimp Farms in State Of Emergency

The immune system of shrimp has been compromised due to fish farms, yield is lower and the fish being sold could be detrimental to our health Continue reading

Lame Cattle Linked to Growth Drugs – Vegan Lifestyle Looks Better Each Day

Drugs like Zilmax which are given to cattle to increase meat production may be associated to downed animals. Continue reading

USDA OKs Label For Meat From Animals On GMO-Free Diet

The USDA has approved a GMO-Free label for meat and liquid egg products, setting a precedent for other meat and poultry companies that want to label their products GMO-Free. The GMO-Free label verifies that meat endorsed by the Non-GMO Project … Continue reading

Bad Seeds: A FriendsEAT Guide to GMOs and Monsanto

For the last 4 years, FriendsEAT has included newsworthy articles related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) written by our own Spence Cooper. We decided to gather a digest of Spence’s articles in the form of an eBook chronicling the evolution … Continue reading