When we go out and buy that pound of Organic Rice many would think we are wasting our money..spending more for a bunch of hype. Yea right, we know there’s a difference..in the way we feel & in how good our food actually taste. But beyond these reasons there’s other perhaps more important consequences we consider when going organic…A cleaner environment and improved lives for the workers who are involved in the production of this food. These important social consequences are highlighted in a case study by Oxfam America.. In it, farmers from Pursat, Cambodia have [...click to contimue reading...]
As previously mentioned we all tend to stay within very narrow and familiar culinary boundaries all our lives. We really should explore more of the food choices that are out there, right at our fingertips.. So in the area of Rice..there’s more than just White & Brown.. Let’s take a quick look at Himalayan Red Rice.
Research conducted at the University of Toronto seems to indicate that combining several cholesterol reducing foods can significantly lower your levels…possibly to the point of eliminating the need for cholesterol medications.
One of our favorite types of commercially available organic foods are those which travel well and for the most part this means it does not require refrigeration. So we purchased some Corn Thins from the Real Foods Company (like that name).. Checking out the bag we see that they are certified organic by Australian Certified Organic. They also display the USDA Organic Label and the GMO Free Lable (indicating the product is free of genetically modified ingredients). Nice. They are described as popped corn cakes and here’s their pitch..”The great taste of golden sun-ripened corn with sesame.” OK.. And [...click to contimue reading...]
The issues surrounding genetically modified (GM) foods are ones filled with passion, disinformation and big money (sort of sounds like the growth hormone controversy with milk doesn’t it?). To some, this represents a huge advancement in food technology, for others, it’s as if Dr. Frankenstein were spreading millions of his little monsters throughout the globe and into our food supply. Well, here’s what we do know. First and most basic is that life in it’s physical form develops and is maintained per the code inherent in an organism’s DNA (aka it’s genome). Make some changes to this code and instead of brown [...click to contimue reading...]