A new analysis by the non-profit Clean Label Project (CLP) finds only 19 percent of different baby food products tested were free of potentially harmful contaminants according to standards established by the group’s Medical Advisory Board.
Food: We Are What We Eat
Sustainable restaurants serving locally sourced, sustainably produced organic fare are popping up everywhere across North America and Europe these days.
Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day — May 4 — celebrates chickens throughout the world and protests their suffering and abuse in cockfighting, agribusiness, experimental research, and other cruelties…
Dan Fenyvesi is a Registered Dietitian and Fulbright Scholar who has spent years living in Latin America including Nicaragua, Mexico, and Peru. His experience subsisting on a traditional “peasant” diet of beans, corn, and vegetables led to substantial sustainable weight loss and a burst of healthfulness that informs much of his work.
Did you know that Campbell Soup Company, an American institution for a century and a half, just became the first major food company to support the mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients? Campbell’s also announced its support for the enactment of federal legislation to establish a single mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from genetically modified […]
Betwa Sharma, a Huffington Post/Times of India journalist attending the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris posted an article about the dismal lack of viable vegetarian options available to attendees and journalists. “Perhaps hunger sharpens your sense of irony. And it’s not easy to miss this one,” she writes. “This is the venue where nearly […]
“The superweeds are coming! The superweeds are coming!” This has been the environmental community’s adamant cry ever since international agribusiness decided to throw our crops into a clingy, interdependent relationship with Roundup. Well, we might need a less outdated banner, because that particular winter isn’t coming, it’s here. After sustaining agriculture with a steady drip […]
Everybody likes a deal. Buying in bulk is very popular and quite a number of big box stores operate on the principle of more is less. A common problem to buying in bulk is where to store the purchase, especially food. We don’t want to run to the grocery store every few days. This costs […]
Can a Carrot Set Off a Revolution? Throughout the Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference Seeds of Change: Cultivating the Commons, this quote from the French artist Paul Cézanne was featured prominently on the back wall of Omega’s Main Hall: “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” […]