Alice Waters Takes New York School Yards
Even though Jamie Oliver has been banned from LA schools, back in NYC the original celebrity chef Alice Waters has introduced a school garden at PS 216. Following in her inventive food steps, PS 333 has built a greenhouse classroom combo. \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/GD30w
Nutrition Facts Coming to the Front of Food Labels
Important nutrition facts may soon appear on the front of food labels, hopes the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute, who this week announced a new labeling system called “Nutrition Keys” to make important health data that much more accessible. Nutrition Keys, which is voluntary, asks food producers to display calories, saturated fat, sodium, and...
Homemade Avocado Cream for Dry Hands
The awesomeness of avocados cannot be overstated. Truly. What’s not so awesome - however - is the toll that these winter months can take on our most useful of body parts - the hands. Dry, cracked, scaly and painful, our paws wear the shock of this hot-cold banter. And while avocados are not in season right now (and the ones you see around town likely came from faraway lands), avocado oil is...
USDA Permits Planting of GM Sugar Beets
Despite a court order to conduct a thorough Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets before deregulating the seeds, The USDA has decided to continue allowing the planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beets. http://dlvr.it/G5x2h
Obama’s ‘Chef’s Move to Schools’ Program Sees...
Late last month, Sam Kass, the Senior Policy Adviser for the Healthy Food Initiatives program, and the USDA’s deputy under secretary, Dr. Janey Thornton, visited Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida to participate in pilot efforts of Michelle Obama’s _Chef’s Move to Schools _program. http://dlvr.it/G5x1y
What’s the NYC FoodBuzz?
In the city that never sleeps… or stops eating, get up-to date with the recent culinary happenings throughout this foodie haven. From Restaurant Week to a toxic canal to who’s serving beaver for dinner, and More, we’ll bring you into the the know on New York City’s gastronomical finds. \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/G5x1K
5 Herbs You Must Have, Holistic Mama
Being healthy and raising healthy kids is as admirable a goal as any. And going about it as naturally as possible will make you a shoo-in for sure. Sometimes the information on holistic health, herbal remedies and natural treatments can be overwhelming, though. Here’s a quick list of the herbs you must have on hand in your efforts to keep that gorgeous family of yours naturally healthy. All...
5 Natural Gargle Remedies for A Sore Throat
Sore throats just make us want to cry: Our favorite foods suddenly grow spikes and drinks spew flames. The mere act of swallowing becomes dreaded. Simply, sore throats are an inflammation of the pharynx - the tube that extends from the back of the mouth to the esophagus - and generally are the result of either a viral infection, like colds or the flu, or a bacterial infection. Many times, the...
How To Find Your Local Food Sources
Locally sourced food is one of the cornerstones of green living, but finding the sources you need for your regular food requirements isn’t always easy. Sure, you might have a great farmer’s market in the summer time; but what about locally raised free-range meat, or dairy products, or even those dry goods like flour, nuts, and canned food that are still essential? \READ THE...
'The Food Revolution' Comes to A Halt: Jamie...
Jamie Oliver, British chef and host of the ABC award winning television show, “The Food Revolution” was forced to suspend his efforts to work with the Los Angeles Unified School Districts (LAUSD) after they restricted filming on school grounds. \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/G1k67
Need A Little Help on Valentine's Day? Organic...
There are a number of reasons why you may need a little assistance _down there—_especially on Valentine’s Day…er…Night. Condoms can be irritating, hormonal changes can cause dryness and frequent activity can lead to soreness and sensitivity. Ouch. \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/G1k5y
FDA Approval of GMO Salmon Expected
The FDA is expected to approve the first genetically modified (GM) food animal for human consumption in the U.S. in the very near future, but that hasn’t stopped Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) from reintroducing a bill to ban the controversial GM salmon. http://dlvr.it/G1LZ1
Are Calcium Supplements A Lie?
For many years, calcium supplements have been touted as a THE preventative measure against osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that affects some 44 million Americans. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men suffer from this bone disease, which causes chronic pain and bone fractures. But are calcium supplements worth the hype? \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/G0HTS
Disposable Green Coffee Cup Composts in 90 Days
Coffee lovers may have one more reason to take it to go. Los Angeles based Repurpose Compostables recently debuted One Cup—a sustainable and 100 percent compostable single-use coffee cup. http://dlvr.it/Fwbw7
USDA Urged to Define ‘Outdoor’ for Organic Animals
Current regulations are unclear when it comes to the definition of “outdoors” for factory-farmed animals. The common “cage free” and “free range” labels may lead consumers to imagine a picturesque pastoral setting, but it’s not the norm according to Mark Kastel, co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, a consumer watchdog group. http://dlvr.it/Fshh6
Homemade Cranberry Snow Ice Cream
Shhhh … we eat snow! A favorite winter treat as a kid (remember sprinkling yours with Tang?), we just can’t seem to shake it as an adult. It seems we’re not the only ones – there’s a Facebook Fan Page with over 7,000 fans. So once the snow hits, grab a bowl and whip up some DIY Cranberry Snow Ice Cream for your crew – no ice cream machine needed. \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/Fshh2
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Use this recipe to replace canned sweetened condensed milk in recipes. Particularly if you don’t want whatever is in the lining of a canned product (think bisphenol A (BPA)) or any other weird preservatives or additives that may be in there! \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/FqzP5
4 Reasons to Get A Dog, For Your Health
If the fact that between 3 and 4 million perfectly healthy, cute and deserving pets are euthanized each year in the United States isn’t enough reason to join the ranks of proud dog owners, it turns out that the bond between dog and human runs so deep that it can in fact make you a healthier individual. \READ THE REST… http://dlvr.it/FqzNf
Dangerous Energy Drinks Need Warnings, Says...
There are considerable dangers in consuming energy drinks, and there needs to be significantly more public education on the matter, with or without FDA action, says a recent commentary by leading scientists and health professionals in the _Journal of American Medical Association_ (JAMA). http://dlvr.it/Fpn1t
Girl Scout Cookies Contain Dangerous Trans Fats...
Despite efforts to increase the nutritional value of food offered to students in moves such as the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, retail giant, Wal Mart’s bold initiative to phase out trans fats by 2015, and the USDA’s latest announcement of their pledge to upgrade the nutritional profile of school meals, students are still pushing trans fats on each other and their communities by way...