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Food Day is Here!

Hooray for Food Day! As mentioned earlier this week, Food Day was created by the Centers for Science in the Public Interest in efforts to get individuals to “Eat Real Food”.  198 more words


Food Justice on Food Day 2014

“Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food.”  ~ Just Food

Today is Food Day and this year there is a focus on food justice.   552 more words


On Food Day, Nation Celebrates Real Food, Casts Light on Food Injustices

Communities all over the country will gather on or around Friday, October 24, for Food Day, an annual celebration to help draw attention to food justice issues, such as access to healthy food and the treatment of farm and food workers. 895 more words


Children of the Quorn

I found this post by CSPI (the Centre for Science in the Public Interest) calling for the ban of Quorn products in the US a little puzzling. 215 more words

One Taco, Hold The Commercials


Tell me if these statistics sound familiar: One-third of the children are overweight; the whole population is battling Type 2 diabetes; taxes imposed on sugary drinks and snacks. 455 more words

The Vegan Husband

Food Industry Initiative Highlights How Little The FDA Knows About What's In Our Food

For decades, the food industry has been able to use ingredients that are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) without approval from the FDA. When first used in the ’50s, this was intended to apply to ingredients, like vegetable oils and vinegars, where an additive’s safety is common knowledge, but in 1997, a backlogged FDA allowed food companies to merely submit their GRAS findings instead of the supporting data, creating a loophole the food industry has exploited to include a vast number of chemical ingredients that manufacturers claim are safe but which don’t go through a rigorous approval process. 393 more words