Ever wish you didn’t have to throw out so many vegetables or that you didn’t need to buy them? What if you could fix both problems in one? What if you grew more vegetables from the scraps of your meals? No green thumb? No problem!
Does monk fruit extract replace the sugar in your snack? Does that toaster pastry contain specialized yeast extracts to lower the salt content? How about algae-based flour in your pizza roll fat or corn fiber and synthetic fruit flavoring in your drink? What happened to the food in food?
From “clean eating” to “non-GMO” to “caveman diets,” the latest health trend — the search for “real food” — seems like it might require a glossary all its own. But where did this concept of “real food” originate, and what does it really mean?
You may have heard that BPA is dangerous to our health and even gone out of your way to purchase BPA-free water bottles. However, claims about the hazards may be exaggerated. How bad is BPA for us really and what is a common sense approach to its use?
It has long been recognized that traces of pharmaceuticals and contraceptives appear in our drinking water. Although the EPA has not officially recognized this issue as an emergency, many of us are still concerned about the safety of ingesting chemicals not-intended for our bodies. Learn more here.
Cultured beef is created from the muscle tissues of a healthy cow and grown in the lab. Food critics have tried it, and found the flavor to be somewhat lacking. However, the experiment continues, and some think it’s just a matter of time until it turns up in a supermarket near you. Would you try it?
Monsanto claims that their genetically modified food products are good for the environment and for people. However, their products prove to be difficult and expensive to produce, with little of the health benefits they claim.
It may seem like a fun and healthy endeavor to raise your own chickens for eggs, however those who go into the project uneducated may end up having to find a new home for their poultry. Learn some important facts about backyard chickens.
Eating local is a no brainer, right? There are so many benefits: less emissions due to transporting food, fresher produce and supporting local businesses. Sounds great, but it is unfortunately not that easy to calculate environmental impact. There are many other factors to consider.
Freshly baked loaves of homemade bread from the oven gives your home an aroma that can’t be beat. Spending time making the bread is worth every minute when you are finally able to bite into that first piece, butter oozing off the sides. Make bread better when you grind your own flour too!