“What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of Our Food”

I wanted to share a great video from Plate to Planet about the harmful impact of Factory Farming on our health and our environment. Factory Farming is the basis of the American food system. It refers to raising livestock in confinement and high stock density in order to produce the most food for the lowest cost […]

Is Sugar Killing Us?

According to Robert Lustig, sugar may not be “acutely toxic” but it is “chronically toxic”. Lustig, a specialist in childhood hormone disorders and the leading expert in childhood obesity at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, gave a lecture back in 2009 called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”. This lecture was posted on YouTube and […]

Should Restaurants Label Food Even if it Causes Harm to Their Bottom Line?

[polldaddy poll=4919687] I believe it’s time for all food producers to become completely transparent about the food they are providing. The people that fall into this category are food manufacturers, food service providers (especially school food service programs) and restaurants of all kind. If we want consumers to make better decisions, they must be informed, […]

Feeding the Future

As the second season premiere of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is recording on my DVR, I feel like taking a break from the recipe posts and offering up something a little different: A call to action. But I’m going to make it easy, I promise! (Are you still with me?) Consider for a moment the state […]

Carrots: The New Junk Food

Are you tired of hearing what you should eat? It’s like a giant lecture of varying topics with professors that change daily. Just when you think you are starting to understand a concept, the next professor comes along with new information and you are baffled once again (I went to UCONN- Go Huskies!- and I […]