Book Review: The Cassoulet Saved our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family & How We Learn to Eat By Caroline M. Grant & Lisa Catherine Harper Publisher: Roost Books Released March 2013 By ...
On the face of it, the study seems to come out of left field: A group of researchers claimed that marijuana smokers showed 16 per cent lower fasting insulin levels than non-smokers. The study, called “The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults,” is in press for The American Journal […]
Guests at the upscale Harney Sushi in San Diego now get a little something extra with their fresh tuna and crab rolls: edible QR (quick response) codes. When scanned with a smart phone or tablet, the codes take users to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fish Watch website, where they can learn about the sustainability […]
A Tennessee congressman who supports billion of dollars in cuts to the food stamp program is one of the largest recipients of federal farm subsides, according to new annual data released by a Washington environmental group. Using Agriculture Department data, researchers at the Environmental Working Group found that Representative Stephen Fincher, a Republican and a farmer from […]
Who cares about phosphorus? For starters, every living thing on Earth—including humans—since all the crops we eat depend on it to produce healthy cells. Until the mid-20th century, farmers maintained phosphorus levels in soil by composting plant waste or spreading phosphorus-rich manure. Then new mining and refining techniques gave rise to the modern phosphorus fertilizer […]
“Iron Chef” is all about cooking fresh ingredients in a short amount of time. The foods used are generally minimally processed and the dishes are cooked from scratch. These meal kits do not at all resemble the Iron Chef spirit. While the press kit encourages “cooking,” a frozen dinner barely counts. Click here to read […]
Animal products have a special place in this discussion, because unlike hyperprocessed foods they have been a part of the diet of most humans since humans existed, and because their concentration of nutrients makes consuming at least some of them convenient and perhaps even smart. There is, however, a limit to their benefit. Click here to […]