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19 Myths You Should Know About Nutrition

Good nutrition plays a vital role in preventing many known health issues. A poor diet can cause deficiency diseases such as scurvy, and can contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. But not all nutritional advice is sound. For … 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

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

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Petros Kosmadakis’ Pork With Quinces

Born and raised in Crete, Chef Petros Kosmadakis, learned the secrets of the local cuisine at an early age at their own home, under the guidance of his grandmother. He went on to pursue his passion when he attended the … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Nicole Chaszar’s Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Chef and co-owner of The Splendid Spoon, Nicole Chaszar has began her journey to find her role in the food industry since she began cooking at a young age and working with her grandmother in jarring strawberry jams! As an … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Keller’s Seared Tuna Salad

It is said that the best chefs work their way up the culinary rungs. This was exactly the case with Chef John Keller whose passion for the restaurant business awakened at the age of 14 while he worked as a … 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

Green Mango (Infographic)

More fresh mangoes are eaten everyday than any other fruits in the world. So it’s safe to say it’s world’s favorite fruit. Would you agree? There are lots of variety of mangoes with color varying to yellow, red, and green. … 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

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

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

Study: Many Herbal Supplements Diluted By Cheap Fillers

The study of herbs dates back over 5,000 years to the Sumerians. The use of herbal remedies to treat disease is not only more affordable than purchasing expensive modern pharmaceuticals, but has fewer side effects. Americans spend $5 billion a … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: James Clark’s Crispy Oysters

James Clark is the Executive Chef at the award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant at The Carolina Inn – one of only three Forbes Four-Star restaurants in North Carolina and an AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant. Chef Clark is a graduate of the New … Continue reading

Big Dairy Wants to Sneak Aspartame Into Chocolate Milk

Diet soda, bottled water, and artificially sweetened sports drinks have contributed to a steady decline in milk sales. So to increase sales, the dairy industry has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to change the current standard for flavored milk. … Continue reading

Oprah Plans Start of Organic Food Business

According to filings for the US Patent and Trademark Organization, several applications for “Oprah’s Organics” were filed late last month for, among other items, organic salad dressings and frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips. Oprah will be making products … Continue reading

Lake Champlain Chocolates: Get Some NOW!

One of the great perks of food writing is the samples. I get lots and lots of samples in the mail. My policy…if I don’t like it, I don’t write about it. I seriously enjoyed my samples of Lake Champlain … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Toulze’s Padron Peppers

I love Sonoma, not only because of its wines, but also because of the amazing food found in the area. Sondra Bernstein’s restaurants, The Girl and The Fig, and The Fig Cafe, are exemplary of what Sonoma has to offer. … Continue reading

Can Fast Food Be Ethical? Lyfe Kitchen Says YES!

At a soon-to-be-chain of restaurants called Lyfe Kitchen (an acronym for Love Your Food Everyday), all the cookies will be dairy-free, and all the beef from grass-fed, humanely raised cows. Moreover, Lyfe Kitchen will use no butter, no cream, no … Continue reading

Organic Milk Wars

Larry Hansen was dairy operations manager for milk quality and supply at Horizon Organic for four years before taking a similar job at Organic Valley, a dairy farmer cooperative that is the second largest supplier in the US. Now the … Continue reading

“Certified-Organic” Label is a Complete Hoax

New York Times writer Stephanie Strom has written an explosive piece exposing Big Food’s — Coca-Cola, Cargill, ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and M&M Mars — success at co-opting the organic food business. Bear Naked, Wholesome & Hearty, Kashi: all three … Continue reading

The Future is Local

The increasing popularity of the local food movement has inspired ever growing numbers of city dwellers to become small-scale local farmers. “The future is local,” said Narendra Varma, 43, a former manager at Microsoft who invested $2 million of his … Continue reading

5 Million Brazilian Farmers vs. Monsanto

Five million Brazilian farmers have sued Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros, accusing the company of collecting royalties on crops it unfairly claims is the property of Monsanto. The farmers are challenging Monsanto’s practice of collecting royalties on … Continue reading

Oscar Mayer “It’s Yes Food”, But Is It Really?

One of the latest brand names attempting to reel in the rapidly growing health-conscious consumer is Oscar Mayer. Tom Bick, Oscar Mayer’s marketing and advertising director, readily admits consumers are avoiding processed foods, and artificial preservatives. As a result, Kraft … Continue reading

Burger King’s “Cage-Free” Chickens

Burger King has announced that in five years, all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs. Although Burger King would like for consumers to believe the fast-food chain is appealing to rising consumer demand for … Continue reading

Why YOUR Child’s Homemade School Lunch May Be Confiscated

At the beginning of 2012, in yet another illustration of central planning lunacy, a child care provider at West Hoke Elementary School in North Carolina, confiscated a four-year-old’s homemade lunch because the school told her the lunch her mother packed … Continue reading

Breaking: Greece Bailout is Hinging on Selling $15,000 Olive Oil

Speiron Company in Greece claims to have produced the first luxury olive oil in the world. Lambda sells for $15,000 a bottle, and the 17-ounce bottle pours for $147 per teaspoon. From the Lambda press release: “From some of the … Continue reading

Sweeteners – The Complete Guide

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the most common sweetener used today, and is incorporated in virtually everything on grocery store shelves, including soft drinks, cereal, bread, ketchup, pancake syrups, unnatural fruit juices, fruit-flavored and frozen yogurts, and barbecue sauces. … Continue reading

Tylenol, Benadryl, Banned Antibiotics, Arsenic, Routinely Fed to Poultry

Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, recently cited two new scientific studies claiming poultry on factory farms are routinely fed caffeine, active ingredients of Tylenol and Benadryl, banned antibiotics and … Continue reading

Judge Orders FDA to Remove Antibiotics From Animal Feed

Last week a federal judge ordered the FDA to withdraw approval for the use of common antibiotics in animal feed because of fears that overuse is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz ruled that … Continue reading

Interview with Chris Kerston of Chaffin Family Orchards

Loving food is a complicated thing.  The amount of research that has to be done in order to eat sustainably, humanely and in a healthy (yet affordable) manner is overwhelming. This is why I love organizations such as Chaffin Family … Continue reading

Pasteurized Milk Linked to Hormone-Related Cancers

According to a report from Harvard, pasteurized milk from factory farms may be associated with hormone-related cancers because of the industrial agricultural practice of milking a cow throughout pregnancy. The Havard report claims milk from a cow in the late … Continue reading

Organic Food From Europe To Hit US Grocery Aisles in June

The U.S. and European Union have announced a reciprocity of organic standards. Whatever is considered organic in the U.S. will now also be recognized as organic in Europe, and vice versa. Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

US & Big Pharma Push Global Sale of Drug Spiked Pork

Helena Bottemiller, a Washington, DC-based reporter covering food policy and politics, claims ractopamine hydrochloride, the drug designed to keep pigs lean and boost their growth, is jeopardizing US pork exports. The FDA ruled ractopamine was safe 13 years ago, and … Continue reading

Most Bourbon is Contaminated With GMO Corn

According to the USDA, almost 90% of the corn planted in the US is genetically engineered. And since by definition bourbon must be made with at least 51 percent corn, that means most bourbon is made with GM corn. There … Continue reading

USDA Approves Monsanto’s GE Corn – The Latest in a String of GE Approvals

The Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit advocate for the family-scale farming community, claims the USDA has approved Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn — Monsanto’s first commercial genetically altered and consumer-oriented vegetable product. The new GE sweet corn will be sold on the … Continue reading

Corporations & Globalization Are Destroying Organic Agriculture

Writing for the New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal argues that the organic labeled food Americans are buying is “increasingly removed from the traditional organic ideal: produce that is not only free of chemicals and pesticides but also grown locally on … Continue reading

FDA Reneges on Curbed Use of Agricultural Antibiotics

Writing for the New York Times, Mark Bittman comments on the dangerous trend in which our meat supply is frequently contaminated with bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Just as alarming is the FDA’s recent withdrawal for consideration of removing penicillin and … Continue reading

30Yr Study: Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional, Chemical Farming

Based on a 30-year side-by-side trial [See full report pdf] of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every category. Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research, claims … Continue reading

Most Shocking Things About China’s Food Industry

China is a rising star in the world, but it has its problems. This is especially so when it comes to food. China is constantly plagued by scandal when it comes to food. These are some of the most shocking … Continue reading

Consumer Reports Urges FDA To Limit Arsenic Levels in Apple Juice

Consumer Reports urges the FDA to limit consumers’ exposure to excessive levels of arsenic and lead in apple and grape juice, and argues that the level the FDA deems acceptable should be much lower. Consumer Reports found that 10 percent … Continue reading