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This is my 30th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. In recent weeks food issues have gained prominence in the media. Most notably we have had the results of the Stellenbosch study on retail meats in which it … Continue reading
This is my 27th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. On Christmas eve we were treated to a stunning entrée of smoked salmon and caviar which left such a lasting impression on my taste buds, that I still … Continue reading
By Mark Bittman How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see … Continue reading
A food label that has the interests of consumers in mind and not producers would be ideal. South Africa is about to legislate for mandatory labelling of foodstuffs containing GM ingredients. Mark Bittman speculates on his dream label.
This is my 23th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. A while back our local paper carried an article trumpeting a paper that had come out claiming that organic food was no better than conventional. I was approached … Continue reading
Last month I discussed the concept of how one’s food choices have effects way beyond ones dinner plate. This month I would like to elaborate by looking at the implications of our choices of meats and animal products. Meat … Continue reading
Some Sea Lice With That Farmed Salmon? | Mother Jones. Next time you order Norwegian or Canadian salmon at a restaurant consider this article.
Joel Salatin: How to Prepare for A Future Increasingly Defined By Localized Food & Energy – Blogs at Chris Martenson. The above link refers to an interview by Chris Martenson of Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. Joel has been a … Continue reading
Monsanto’s Roundup is now found to be damaging to the soil and encouraging the increase of fungal pathogens. Tom Philpott discusses this issue in Mother Jones. USDA Scientist: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Damages Soil