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 toxins within us

toxic torsoWe live in a world where we are bombarded by toxins. It is estimated that we are exposed to 6 million pounds of mercury and 2.5 billion pounds other toxic chemicals each year (1) through our food, water and environment. While we can make an effort to avoid some toxins, they can’t be completely avoided – so what can we do? Continue reading

Feed people, not landfills – Part 2 | farms

farmers wastingLosses and waste in our food system occur throughout the food supply chain (FSC). Food is lost on farms; during processing, distribution, and storage; in retail stores and food service operations; and in households for a variety of reasons at each stage.(1) In this second part of the four part series I will present the issues related to food loss at the farm level, the causes and suggest some solutions. Continue reading

Stark Reality

Chef Patrick StarkThere is a lot of buzz these days about a restaurant in Dallas, Texas called Sundown at Granada. This restaurant is doing something that big agri-chemical-GMO-seed-producing companies like Monsanto don’t want and everything health savvy customers do want. 18 months ago, Chef Patrick Stark, started a food revolution by creating a menu that features local, organic, GMO free ingredients. Continue reading

Planting Seeds of Change

seed of changeIn my previous blog post Mexican lime tree – amigo mio I mentioned planting my first vegetable garden of the season. There were three factors that were critical to me in deciding which seeds to use; They had to be organic, GMO free and of the heirloom variety. I went to the local health food store and they had a great selection of seeds from a company called Seeds of Change® that meet all of these criteria. Continue reading