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

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

UNT Food Day | Oct 24, 2013

Food Day 2013 logoThe University of North Texas (UNT) will be celebrating Food Day on Thursday, October 24. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. This years event is going to be huge. UNT will celebrate with a farmers market and sustainable food fair, viewing of the movie The Future of Food, Continue reading

Feed people, not landfills – Part 4 | consumption

food waste

Have you found yourself going shopping and coming back with too many groceries and said, “I shouldn’t have gone shopping on an empty stomach”, or have you ever taken advantage of the supermarket promotion; TODAY ONLY! by-one-get-one free”, only to throw out the second one because it expired before you could eat it? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Continue reading