The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food

This is my first attempt at a journal article that I would love to eventually publish. However, I find myself stuck between the academic research world and the world of the informed consumer. I have no interest in moving into the popular press. I say first attempt because my Doctoral Adviser, Dr. Liz Lipski, aptly . . . → Read More: The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food

Seedless Plants… Does Engineered Infertility Make Sense?

Then God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them’; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw . . . → Read More: Seedless Plants… Does Engineered Infertility Make Sense?

Why Do My Taxes Subsidize Fast Food?

Why is a hamburger cheaper than a salad?

What are the real costs of the processed foods and inexpensive chicken, hamburger and fish that I buy at the local grocery store?

After completing the Nutrition Politics and Policies course, I took a few weeks to do some deep breathing. The amount of information that is . . . → Read More: Why Do My Taxes Subsidize Fast Food?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

My personal experience with a local farmer is purchasing cheese, cream, eggs and yogurt directly from the farmer. I would call in each week by Tuesday and met the Farmer on Thursday for the pick-up. My husband still gets a kick out of the back alley drop points! I loved the freshness, quality and price . . . → Read More: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Is Organic Worth It?

If you view value as more good stuff (nutrient dense) without the bad stuff (pesticides, hormones & concerns about genetic modification) then organic is certainly worth it. Marion Nestle explores other issues around the organic label in her book, What to Eat. She addresses many questions and I thought a summary might be in order.

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Empty Harvest, Dr. Bernard Jensen & Dr. Mark Anderson

The subtitle, understanding the link between out food, our immunity and our planet, summarizes the mission of Jensen and Anderson in creating an awareness of the intimate relationship between our food supply, our health and environmental issues that concern us today. They provide a clear and compelling case that healthy soil delivers healthy crops that . . . → Read More: Empty Harvest, Dr. Bernard Jensen & Dr. Mark Anderson

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan

“What should we have for dinner? This book is a long and fairly involved answer to that seemingly simple question. Along the way, it also tries to figure out how such a simple question could ever have gotten so complicated.” (pg. 1) Michael Pollan is a fabulous writer and this is an enjoyable, easy to . . . → Read More: The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan

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