Get Informed on Issues Related to Foods

Are You Scared of Salt?

Posted August 1, 2015
Real salt is necessary for so many things within the body and this is one health change that is easy (and tasty) to make.  Read more.

Scientists Say Supposedly Miraculous Ingredients in Weed Killers Don’t Actually Work

Posted July 31, 2015
Before pesticides go from the laboratory to the farm field, they have to first be vetted by the Environmental Protection Agency. But they’re commonly mixed—sometimes by the pesticide manufacturers, sometimes by the farmers themselves—with substances called adjuvants that boost their effectiveness (to spread more evenly on a plant’s leaf in the case of insecticides, or to penetrate a plant’s outer layer, allowing herbicides to effectively kill weeds). Despite their ubiquity, adjuvants aren’t vetted by the EPA at all; they’re considered “inert” ingredients.  Read more.

16 Powerful Reasons to Eat Pineapple

Posted July 31, 2015
Aside from their delicious taste, pineapples can help you get glowing skin, reduce bloating and digestive issues, prevent colds and flu, reduce inflammation and even strengthen your bones! That tropical fruit with it’s spiky green leaves and rugged, golden skin is, in fact, a collection of multiple fruits, and a powerhouse of health benefits! Here are 16 reasons why you should enjoy pineapple regularly:  Read more.

Brussels Sprouts: A Powerful Food with Cancer-Fighting Potential

Posted July 31, 2015
Modern nutritional science is backing up what ancient and medieval European farmers already apparently knew: Brussels sprouts are incredibly nutrient dense. They are packed with a winning combination of vitamins K and C and are also a great source of fiber, choline, vitamin B, potassium and protein. In addition to this, they also contain a wealth of bioactive phytonutrients which make them even healthier. Read more.

House Passes anti-GMO Labeling Law

Posted July 29, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.  Dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by supporters, but the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” or DARK Act, by opponents, the measure was approved 275-150 with 45 Democrats voting for the bill.  Read more.

Microwaves and Plastic: A Dangerous Combo

Posted July 29, 2015
I don’t recommend storing your food in plastic or cooking it in a microwave, but if you’re going to use either, at least don’t use them together. Microwaving food in a plastic container virtually guarantees that your food will be contaminated with plastics chemicals that have leached into your food during the heating process.  Read more.