With growing concern over the negative impacts of our highly industrialized and overly processed food system, the food industry has a serious public relations problem on its hands. Instead of cleaning up its act, corporate lobbyists are trying to control the public discourse.
This morning, I was featured on CBC's The Current to challenge Alex Jamieson on her decision to no longer be vegan. The reason this argument is so incredibly infuriating for me to hear is because it's a completely bogus argument that has no scientific legitimacy whatsoever.
Dr. Hedda Bolgar, an extraordinary psychoanalyst, scholar, teacher, supervisor, lecturer, speaker, author and social justice activist, died peacefully...
Every time we eat meat, it's as though we're throwing away 6-20 calories worth of grains and legumes for every calorie we take in. Plus, we're contributing to exponentially more water use, desertification, air pollution, global warming, global poverty, and more.
Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.
This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.
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Vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free
Why should the carnivores get all the fun?
We will never convince the intransigent ideologues of the error of their ways, but the media can -- and must -- do better at presenting accurate and complete information about pesticides.
I feel raw onions and and jalapeno overpower the delicate avocado flavor, so instead I use salsa verde -- made from roasted tomatillos, chiles and onions.
You might expect me to say that environmentalists should say no to meat, and that we should focus on changing what people eat in the interest of saving the planet. But it's not quite so simple.
For now, my gut reaction to the news about TMAO is that context matters. It's not really just about meat or eggs in the diet, but about the overall dietary pattern, the kinds of meat, the feed and treatment of the egg-laying hens, and our exposures to chemicals and antibiotics.
A recipe for a Mexican-Indian enchilada: corn tortilla filled with rajma, a North Indian kidney bean curry and baked with enchilada sauce.
Vegetarianism in itself is inherently complicated. Regardless of the choices you make in your diet, the more the dots are connected between health, compassion and ecology, the more nourishing your diet will become for your mind and your body.
If we are aiming to be more food secure and less vulnerable to environmental and man-made challenges to our food system, we need to provide the labor force with basic rights of safety and compensation.