The bright side of the current farm crisis:an opportunity for change

Most are looking for answers. They are looking for ways to survive in a changing agricultural environment—no matter what its cause, wondering what those solutions to the current system might look like. Increased cost of living—up 14% over the last 4 years— has hit farmers hard. Although family farms account for 97 percent of farms in the United States, the …

Fasting Could Have a Powerful Effect on Our Circadian Rhythm: Research indicates that fasting could reset our internal clock and help protect against aging related illness

Sassone-Corsi says that it’s crucial that each and every one of the clocks in every cell in the body stay somewhat in time with one another. If the clocks become “misaligned,” it can cause a number of metabolic disorders or inflammatory responses, many of which are actually associated with aging. By Emma Betuel, Inverse, March 2020 Photo by Karl Tapales …

Pandemic pantry: A list for eating well with humble ingredients

Melissa Breyer Treehugger March 11, 2020 Social distancing and quarantines don’t mean you have to live on canned soup alone. Welcome to the new coronavirus kitchen. Many of us have practice in stocking up for storms and such, but the pandemic pantry is a slightly different animal. Hurricane shopping, for instance, has people buying “hedonic products” to weather the storm …

Apple cider vinegar health benefits + healthy home mayo recipes

My grandmother was a big apple cider vinegar fan, for wellness… 6 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Backed by Science  Healthline Mar. 05, 2020 HEALTH + WELLNESS By Kris Gunnars, BSc Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy. People have used it for centuries in cooking and medicine. Many people claim it can relieve a wide range of health …

The world is failing to ensure children have a ‘liveable planet’, report finds

By Saeed Kamali Dehghan, The Guardian, 19 Feb 2020. A new report compiled by 40 international child-health experts has warned that every nation on the planet is failing to defend children from “intensifying ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices”, the Guardian reports. The commission, which the paper notes was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), Unicef and …

Eating vegan – chefs share their favorites

 Food TankFeb. 14, 2020 On Valentine’s Day, people celebrate all kinds of love. And chefs and foodies around the globe are showing how indulgence can often be both healthy for people and the planet. These innovators are making the case that flavorful, locally sourced plant-inspired dishes are perfect for special occasions — and also versatile for everyday mealtimes. While not …

Nutrition profile of Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat

The Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger have similar nutrition profiles. Each 4-ounce (113-gram) serving provides around: Both are rich in protein, providing close to the same amount you would get from a 4-ounce (113-gram) beef patty. However, their protein source differs. Soy and potato provide most of the protein in the Impossible Burger while peas, mung beans, and brown rice are …

America trashes 40% of its food. A Colorado startup is connecting the discards to dinner tables.

FoodMaven is part of a movement to find buyers for $3.50/lb. New York strips, “ugly” fruit and local produce in order to cut into America’s food waste problem. NOV 26, 2019 The Colorado Sun — tamara@coloradosun.com  Occasionally, at Regis University’s school cafeteria, there are dishes that sous chef Grant Ruesch calls “monotony breakers.”  A recent one? New York Strip steaks. “I …

The Outrage Industry (vs. who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle and suffer for)

How to Break the Outrage Addiction Ephrat Livni, Quartz – 2018 and 2019 reprint “Anger is a public epidemic in America; it contaminates everything from media controversy to road rage to wars to mass shootings,” according to Jean Kim, a psychiatrist for the US Department of Health and Human Services and assistant professor at George Washington University. Kim says that anger is addictive—it …