“Yoga Mat” Chemical Found In Nearly 500 Foods

Sub sandwich yoga matThe controversial “yoga mat” chemical that Vani Hari, creator of FoodBabe.com, campaigned to remove from Subway sandwich bread has turned up in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group. Continue reading

Our Broken Food System

Picture of shopping basket A friend of mine from Texas recently posted a photo on her Facebook page and asked “Does this really look like $100 worth of food?” take a look at the photo on the left, what do you think…Does this look like $100 dollars worth of food? The reality is that over 63% of our daily calories come from processed foods, and eating healthier costs about $550 more per year for one person. Continue reading

Frankenstein’s fridge

Frank-n-FridgeYou may have heard the term ‘Frankenfood” recently. This term has been used so much that it has made its way into many urban dictionaries and even has an entry on Wikipedia. Frankenfood refers to any food that has been Genetically Modified (GM) or what is commonly know at GM food. Biologist that work for, or whose research is funded by big Agri-bio-tech firms like Monsanto, will tell you that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are the solution to end world hunger and are safe.  Continue reading

‘Blackfish’ documentary review with Ann Mai

Blackfish photo imageOn February 24, 2010, A killer whale named Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, one of the most experienced trainers at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. This was the third time the whale was involved in an incident resulting in a human death. After hearing about Brancheau’s death, filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s curiosity spurred her to start the film project called Blackfish. Continue reading

The Cosmic Coconut – out of this world

Photo of Cosmic Cafe outsideRecently while on a road trip through Tennessee, I made a stop in Memphis to eat dinner. Not knowing the area I clicked on my Happy Cow app to look for vegan food. Sadly three of the four restaurants were closed for the day but lucky me, the Cosmic Coconut was open. This wonderful green oasis of vegan heaven was probably one of the best vegan cafes I have ever visited.  Continue reading