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Got Ethics? Dirty Dairy Exposed

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

You don't have to give up dairy, but you can start buying dairy from local farms that treat their animals humanely.

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

Michael Pollan On Oprah: Let's Vote With Our Forks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wednesday, Oprah hosted Michael Pollan author and food expert to talk about his latest book, Food Rules, and the Documentary Food, Inc. which takes a ...

Digesting the Week

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

The white silk scarf I received from the Dalai Lama is a symbol. Our actions determine whether or not it stays white -- our actions in our lives and in the universe of food.

Michael Pollan Wants You to Eat Food

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jerusha Klemperer

Some people want to be told what to eat. Ever get asked about "the Slow Food diet?" I do. Countless times I've explained that there is no slow food diet, that it's not meant to be a dogmatic philosophy.

Best Books Of The Decade: The Boston Globe Weighs In

Boston Globe | Nicole Lamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter did not make my list. There. I said it. I read every last one of the wizard's adventures, I swear, but now the whole experience is kind o...

Orthorexia, Bacon Worship And The Power Of Food Culture

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

We've shunned fats, sugars, starches and everything in between, and embraced each new diet trend with open arms and wallets. And perhaps not surprisingly, it appears some people are now taking it too far.

My Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I have 15 things we can all do right now to fix the very broken system in this country and to fight back against those who have brought us to where we are. C'mon people -- we can do this!

Meatless Monday: Listening To Your Broccoli

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In an old comedy routine, Mel Brooks plays a therapist who advises his patient, "Listen to your broccoli, and your broccoli will tell you how to eat i...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Avoid Genetically Modified Foods?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm on a kick to boycott all GMOs [genetically modified organisms] because I don't want to support environmentally toxic agricultural policies. But ho...

The Obama Administration and Food, Year One

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

A year after Obama's election, advocates hoping for deep improvements in our food system can point to only a few successes, while other policies that could lead to food insecurity are brewing in back rooms.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Michael Pollan's Collection Of Food Rules

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this year, Michael Pollan posted a request for reader's rules about eating on Well, Tara Parker Pope's health blog. Within days, more than 2,5...

The Perfect Food World and Its Missing Ingredient

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elissa Altman

Tthe problem is at the very end of the supply chain, and it's something that no one ever really talks about. The problem is in the kitchen.

Michael Pollan On The Daily Show (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jon Stewart started out with a simple question Monday night for Michael Pollan, journalism professor and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and the new...

What's Wrong With Positive Thinking? Simple Strategies To Manage Your Thoughts

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

Positive Thinking could be considered the high fructose corn syrup of the thinking world--when forced. It's not necessary, and research has found that it's not good for us when we have to sell ourselves on it.

On Farmers, Activists and Scary Food Issues

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published on The Green Fork. I must confess that before I traveled to Iowa earlier this month, I had rubbed elbows with quite a few farmer...

Cloudy With a Chance of Allergies or Autism?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

There are 26,000 food poisoning cases per 100,000 Americans, every year (an eye-popping 26% of the population). Compare that to only 3,400 cases in the UK, or 1,200 in France.

2010: The Year Real Food Makes a Comeback?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Will 2010 be the year that real food triumphs over "edible foodlike substances?" I don't want to get overly optimistic, but real food certainly had a good first week, at least on cable TV.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Top 10 Healing Foods Of The Decade

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The past decade has presented an explosion of clinical research to show specifically what health benefits individual foods can offer, identifying the various nutrients associated with these benefits.

Michael Pollan's 'Hummer-Driving Vegan' Claim Debunked

Kyle Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kyle Cassidy

Michael Pollan stated that "A vegan in a Hummer has a lighter carbon footprint than a beef-eater in a Prius" at the Pop-Tech conference last Saturday. The only problem is, the statement isn't true.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan

Natalie Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Natalie Portman

Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.

Can Organic Feed The World? Michael Pollan Answers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In response to a question about whether we can really feed the world without industrialized ag (ah yes, a perennial), Pollan pointed out that we're no...

Michael Pollan's 'Food Rules': Tips For Eating Healthily (VIDEO

abcnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Pollan, author of the popular "Omnivore's Dilemma" and more recently "In Defense of Food," has a new handbook out, "Food Rules," which is full...

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.