Most people don't think about where cut flowers come from but the growing interest in sustainable food has led to a greater focus on environmentally and socially responsible flowers. Like food, flowers come with their share of sourcing challenges.
The exhibit documents 250 years of food production in the U.S. and is jam-packed with paintings, menus, books and recipes. Creating and producing the show took over four years, so there is plenty to see and uncover in an afternoon.
The most effective way to avoid salmonella (other than abstaining from eating poultry) is to know where your food is coming from. When choosing a chicken or a turkey to consume, it is imperative to consider its genetics, the conditions in which it was raised, what it was fed, and whether or not it was treated with antibiotics. Avoiding animals that were bred and raised on a factory farm is a step in the right direction.
We cannot grow healthy food in a landscape scrubbed of natural elements or sterilized by chemicals. Consumers are clamoring for natural, organic food that is free of chemical pollution. We need rules that encourage farming with nature.
If we must look for an ideological culprit for the horrific way we treat animals in factory farms in our contemporary culture, we would do well to blame both the Industrial Revolution and free market economics -- products, not of Christianity, but the secular Enlightenment.
All the restaurant-chain CEOs who have blamed disappointing sales on soft consumer spending have been telling it true. Data from The NPD Group show that restaurant visits using a deal or discount increased across all segments during the first nine months of 2013.
We cut up some corn, blindfolded some eating pros and got to work.
A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a number of serious health risks, including cancer, tied to dairy consumption.
While Dallas is nudging upwards with new, exciting restaurants, for the moment, Houston can readily claim the broader, deeper food scene. Here are two places currently brightening the gastronomic skies in town.
In honor of Starbucks' Tweet-a-Coffee announcement, I present the Starbucks' Name My Cup Web Hall of Shame, starting with the most offensive fail of all time.
The call for the shutdown was due to nearby residents complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches caused by the pungent chili odor emanating from the plant.
American public institutions have a long track record of keeping our food disease-free. Yet as this service is increasingly outsourced to for-profit corporations, it is leading to repeated oversight failures that have caused illness and even death.
I'm not advocating eliminating candy all together. A treat or two every so often is fine. What I am arguing is that we should find ways to make it more balanced -- to bring a few fun and healthy Halloween treats and tricks to the party.
This debate is about more than simply balancing our federal budget -- it's about our values as a nation. It's time we support a farm bill that doesn't increase hunger in the United States and around the world by protecting food stamps and improving international food aid.
The apocalypse is upon us: McDonald's just announced it's gonna kill off its beloved Dollar Menu. In a state of panic, and in order to fuel future nostalgia for a lost delicacy, we raced to the nearest Mickey D's and ordered everything on the Dollar Menu, then made this McMonstrosity.
Our generation's ability to produce better food that is accessible, affordable, just and fair will determine our footprint and legacy more so than our ability to teach every child how to solve a quadratic equation. We shouldn't have to choose, but we may have to.