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“50 yrs ago we spent 18% of income on food, 5% on healthcare; now we spend 10% on food, 16% on healthcare.” Great stat from a great book by Eleanor Boyle: High Steaks, How and Why to Eat Less Meat.
Arran Stephens is one of the great persuaders on organic agriculture. He runs North America’s largest organic cereal manufacturer. Here are his comments from a recent rally against Monsanto in Vancouver– including how to shop for non-GMO foods. Arran’s speech … Continue reading
Dig, eat and be healthy tells all about converting public lands to food-growing #localfood http://ow.ly/mo0tz
McDonald’s is closing all restaurants in Bolivia as the nation rejects fast food. It seems Bolivians were concerned about how the food was prepared, and what was in it. I still think many people in many countries are stuck on … Continue reading
I’m honoured to have my book on @Food_Tank’s list of 13 must-read books on food. Here’s their whole list: 1. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan Michael Pollan takes back the “single most important thing [to] … Continue reading
Unapproved GMO Monsanto wheat goes rogue in Oregon, prompting a lawsuit in Kansas. This USA Today story describes the implications for US trade with Europe and Asia: No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming. Many countries will … Continue reading