Some of the most basic "all-natural food" we eat, never existed anywhere in "nature" before human beings modified and exploited them for consumption.
This latest study is a nice rebuttal to that Stanford study, and points to the fact that a large part of considering foods real and whole has to do with how those foods are produced.
These are the exceptional ingredients that are inspiring our cooking -- and drinking -- and solving dinner dilemmas left and right.
Consumers get warm and fuzzy feelings about organic foods and are willing to shell out a lot of money to make their organic dreams come true. But is all this praise justified?
When culinary darling Nigella Lawson accused her ex-husband of "bullying her with lies," it had the whiff of familiarity to anyone who has been torched by a painful divorce.
Los Angeles has been experiencing an uncharacteristic cold snap. The temperature in my canyon has dropped precipitously into the 30s at night. (It actually happens every year and every year we insist on calling the idea of cold temperatures in the winter 'uncharacteristic.' It's an L.A. thing.)
This isn't so much a recipe as it is a discussion because let's face it, we're not reinventing the wheel over here -- we're making grilled cheese, which is exactly that... melted cheese on toast. We're not going to toss around some ridiculous food jargon like "artisanal" or "organic," because trust me, there's nothing "guilt-free" about this.
I don't necessarily think GMOs are bad, but I sure do believe we are entitled to know what is in the food that we eat. If a food product contains GMOs, there should be a sticker, label or ID on the package that is plainly visible, letting shoppers know before they purchase the product!
People in rich countries over-consume while people in poor nations starve, and a hefty percentage of the world's grain crops end up as ethanol or animal feed. And one-third of all the food produced for human consumption every year is lost or wasted.
Here are the greatest, booziest bars that opened in the U.S. in 2013.
All we seem to hear from the major food corporations about marketing to children are self-serving promises and announcements of future changes. As public health lawyers, that got us wondering, who's making sure even these minimal commitments are being kept?
Some people don't enjoy snacks. They don't eat chips or candy or doughnuts because they don't like the taste. My theory is that those people don't have tongues. Snacks are yummy.
Especially during this holiday season of indulgence, we should think about how much food we're putting on our plates (and then not eating). Save it for the next person -- whether they are sitting at your table, or on the other side of the world.
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Sure, his alias is St. Nick, but don't be fooled by the ho-ho-hos.
What is it going to take to change this murky landscape sooner rather than later? The irony is when there is an outbreak of a food-borne illness from consuming something bought at a grocery store, within a day or two, the government agencies are able to pinpoint the culprit source.
Get ready for a trip to Pleasure Town.