Category Archives: food

The Might of the Fed Against Your Glass of Clean, Wholesome Milk

Over at Food Renegades I found this blood pressure raising story. here’s an excerpt: According to Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, you do not have a fundamental right to consume the food you grow or own or raise. The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the pioneers in defending food sovereignty and freedom, recently argued […]

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About Food

It’s Kitchen Tip Tuesday over here– a place to link your tips for the kitchen.  My tip is about square biscuits (and here’s my favorite biscuit recipe). Even quicker than drop biscuits- make your biscuits , roll them out, and then use a pizza cutter or pastry cutter to cut them out in a grid. […]

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The History of Nutrition Science

The following post is not only  some background information I’d cover before chapter one of the FINALLY! A Nutrition text that gets it RIGHT, it’s also interesting (at least to me), in its own right. Optional sources: A small bit of the history of nutritional science, specifically the discovery of vitamines.  I used The History […]

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Michael Polland Puritanism

More from In Defense of Food: Pollan says the science behind nutritionism (the studying of single nutrients in isolation ) has its place, but we should be careful about letting it dictate how we eat. Eye-opening- he admits that there is no research showing corn syrup is really bad for you. He just says avoid […]

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Food and Politics, Two

More from Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: The 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act imposed strict rules requiring that the word “imitation” appear on any food product that was, well, an imitation.  Read today, the official rationale behind the imitation rule seems at once commonsensical and quaint: “… there are certain traditional foods everyone […]

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