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Kids Radically Changing the Food System

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

On a recent Sunday afternoon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, over a hundred people gathered at the 6000-square foot Eagle Street Rooftop Farm to talk about t...

Michael Pollan On Jonathan Safran Foer, Food Trucks, Nose-To-Tail, Salt, Sugar, His Last Three Meals, And More In Exclusive Interview (PHOTOS)

Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Michael Pollan On Safran Foer, Nose-To-Tail, Food Trucks, Salt, Sugar His Last Three Meals, And More (PHOTOS)

Father's Day Gifts: The Best Barbecue and Food Books for Dad

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

"Give a man a chicken and he will turn it into a black lump. Teach a man to grill a chicken and he will gloat all night." Meathead Dad's chicken look...

In Defense of Betty Crocker

Cristen Conger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristen Conger

As a kid, I spent hours flipping through my mother's butter-stained Betty Crocker cookbook from circa 1960. I'd sit and salivate at the sight of the s...

The Faces of Fresh: Sustainable Saints, or Loam-Loving Luddites?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

It's us real food rabble rousers who are subjecting the poorer nations of the world to imminent starvation, because we refuse to embrace genetically modified crops, toxic pesticides, and petroleum-based fertilizers.

Calorie Count Disclosure And The Health Care Bill: Will This Lead To A Food Revolution?

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One aspect of the health care bill that is taking effect immediately is that chain restaurants will be required to prominently display nutrition infor...

Michael Pollan: The Food Movement, Rising (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cheap food has become an indispensable pillar of the modern economy. But it is no longer an invisible or uncontested one. One of the most interesting ...

While HCR Vote Is Underway, Connecting Health and Care to the Stove

Kim O'Donnel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim O'Donnel

As the country waits in nail-biting anticipation of the House vote on health care reform, there is something we can actually do: Cook. Remember that ...

General Mills Declares War On Our Kids' Health

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

The ad on television for General Mills' cereals was seemingly benign. Just more marketing of sugary cereals to kids under the guise they are healthy and have whole grains in them.

Stress Less, Restore More

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

We all know that stress is killing us. Or at the very least, aging and annoying us. By cultivating beneficial stress and eliminating unbeneficial stress, you'll be more productive while doing less.

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

The Food Bail-Out

Marcie Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcie Ferris

It's time to demand real food for our children -- what food activist Michael Pollan defines as "food our great-grandmothers would recognize." And if it's not real, government should step in.

20 New Anticancer Rules

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Pollan's recent little gem of a book Food Rules inspired me to compile my own "rules" about what I'd like every person to know about how they can help avoid cancer.

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

An Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Riva Greenberg

Many people are thankful that you shined a light on diabetes. However, while I'm sure your intentions were to help us, the show also added to some of the myths already floating around out there and left many people confused.

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.

Another Assault on the SOLE Food Movement

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Causing no end of difficulties in our national discourse is the steadfast belief held by both the right and the left that everything is either right o...

Health Care Begins With a Grocery Cart

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

Safe food is a social justice issue that our taxpayer dollars could be used to support. Perhaps it's time to invite the USDA into the health care debate.

Edible Cinema Makes Good: Food, Inc. Earns an Oscar Nod

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Food, Inc. is an amazing film that caught fire upon release and is still burning bright, having caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey.

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 ...

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.

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.