When I’m planning a meal or going to the grocery store, I always check the USDA food pyramid to make sure my list is on track and ensure that I have a healthy lifestyle. Don’t you? The USDA released Dietary Guidelines last week and while they’re more sensible than in years past, I honestly wonder, do they really do any good? Is it more helpful to suggest that people reduce sodium than to suggest they reduce the amount of processed food they eat—which would help on numerous levels, not just the salt issue. My belief about salt, this very essential rock we eat, is that if you don’t eat processed food, and are otherwise healthy, your body will automatically regulate the salt you desire. I don’t worry over salt. Remember when we were told that Read On »
Posts Categorized: Food Politics
Chef Jamie Oliver’s filming permit was terminated by the LA Unified School District, learn why. School food programs fail, via Independent UK.
High levels of dioxin, a cancer causing chemical was found 150,000 tons of chicken and pork feed, causing eggs to be recalled and hens culled, via Time.
The Food and Agriculture Organization announced that the price of food has greatly increased. Demands for meats, grains, and sugars are compounding the problem, via The Atlantic.
$30 million is going to be paid back to Northeast dairy farmers from Dean Foods because of price fixing. Support your local dairy farmers, via Huffington Post.