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  • Wheatless Wednesday: Boost Vitamin A, C and K Intake with Four-Color Coleslaw

    The dawn of summertime — just over a week away — calls for barefoot lunches, iced coffee, blossoming flowers, and colorful produce. And what better food to showcase summer’s brightness than a refreshing, cooling coleslaw? Purple cabbage, white-stemmed chard, orange carrots, and green zucchini combine for the perfect combination of crunch and tang.Β  This naturally […] More

  • Food Policy Friday: FDA to Conform to EPA Standards for E.Coli in Bottled Water

    Drinking water poses a threat due to possible perchlorate contamination and BPA leaching from plastic, but it seems reasonable to assume that in the United States, bottled water is free from fecal matter.Β  Yet until now, there were no requirements to test source water — 70% of which comes from the the same place as […] More

  • Wheatless Wednesday: 6 Reasons to Reject Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready Wheat

    Last month, Canada, the United States, and Australia announced unprecedented plans to join forces and commercialize genetically-engineered wheat, saying that biotechnology was crucial to the future of the wheat industry. The National Farmers Union of Canada, however, immediately refuted the tri-country claim, pointing out “the overwhelming majority of farmers in Canada are still opposed to […] More

  • Food Policy Friday: Call to Action Against Bayer’s Glufosinate-Resistant LL62 Rice

    The chemical giant Bayer — the same Bayer which brought you aspirin, heroin and mustard gas, and currently manufactures a wide variety of pesticides, herbicides, polyurethanes and other questionable chemicals — has wrapped their toxic fingers around our rice. This is nothing new. The company’s glufosinate-resistant LL62 genetically modified rice isn’t commercially grown, but that […] More

  • Wheatless Wednesday: 6 Alternatives to 87,000 Slices of Bread

    Over the course of a lifetime, the average American consumes over 87,000 slices of bread.Β  Yes, you read that correctly — eighty seven thousand. That’s more than a loaf per week per person, not counting the additional 5,000 hot dog buns and 12,000 hamburger buns each American devours in his or her life. All that […] More

  • Wheatless Wednesday: My Top Three Gluten Free Staples with Inspiring Snack Ideas

    There are so many fabulous whole foods that are naturally wheatless, from plump, juicy, healing fruits to bright, crisp vegetables to satisfying, protein-rich legumes.Β  But when it comes to carbohydrates — you know, the baked goods and pasta we all crave from time to time — things get a little bit more challenging.Β  But who […] More

  • Obama’s Administration Refuses to Halt Production of Monsanto’s Genetically-Modified Roundup-Ready Sugar Beets

    Recent data showing sugar’s rising popularity over high fructose corn syrup is good news, right?Β  Not if that sugar is genetically-modified.Β  In fact, if you’ve purchased beet sugar recently, there’s a very good chance that you’ve unintentionally consumed a genetically-modified product. Industry statistics show that more than half of the sugar beets grown in the […] More

  • When Local Isn’t: Deceiving ‘Buy Local Orlando’ Program Supports City Taxes, not Local Businesses

    Florida’s new “Buy Local Orlando” initiative, set to launch May 1, conjures up pleasing images of farmer’s market produce and goods hand-crafted by local artisans.Β  With the words “buy local” in the program’s title, it makes sense to assume that the participating merchants are locally-based. The widespread locavore movement, after all, is just that: local. […] More

  • What’s for Breakfast? “GIR-reat” Gluten-Free, Corn-Free Waffles

    If you’ve ever seen an episode of the canceled Nickelodeon show Invader Zim, you’ll undoubtedly know that Zim’s robotic pet, GIR, loves waffles.Β  He always seems to be cooking up a batch of them at the most inopportune moments.Β  As my fridge never seems to be without a ready-to-go bowl of waffle batter, I can […] More

  • Have your Corn-and-Pesticide-Free Strawberry Shortcake…and Eat it Too!

    It’s strawberry season, at least for those of us who live in the temperate western or southern regions of the United States.Β Β  But before you rush out to snatch up a flat of the sweet-smelling jewels from the stand on the corner, keep in mind that strawberries rank sixth on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty […] More

  • Corn-Allergy Sufferers Face Hidden Corn Everywhere

    Lick a gummed envelope flap to seal it, and you’ve just tasted corn.Β  Lather up with shampoo, and you’ve got corn seeping in to your pores.Β  Brush your teeth, and you’ve got corn in your mouth.Β  Walk past the perfume counter in any department store, and you’ve just inhaled corn into your lungs.Β  The madness […] More

  • University Launches Sustainable Food Degree Program

    “I’m going to engage in hands-on organic gardening and culinary studies while immersed in the world of local and sustainable food systems.”Β  If a college student told me this, I would assume that he or she planned to step away from the classroom and take a hiatus from secondary education. But for Montana State University […] More

  • More-with-Less Still Delivers After Twenty-Five Years

    When searching for a natural-foods cookbook, it’s easy to get swept away in the eye-popping visuals, the thick, glossy pages, and the sleek typefaces.Β  The choices are dizzying; one national bookseller offers over 15,000 cooking titles, and that’s not even counting the 150,000 additional options offered in the wellness section. But while colorful photos of […] More