VIEWPOINT: Change Your Diet For Earth Day

Save yourself and save the planet: Be sure meat comprises no more than 1/3 of your dish, with 2/3 vegetables. Photo courtesy National Pork Board. Thursday is Earth Day, and experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) say one way you can help the planet is by taking a good look at what’s…
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NEWS: Sara Lee “Organics” Controversy

Boo, Sara Lee! According to corporate and governmental watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit farm policy research group, Sara Lee is trying to pull one over on consumers. The popular supermarket brand has launched a marketing campaign for its EarthGrains bread, using misleading environmental-friendly catchphrases with the hope of attracting people who want to buy…
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ISSUE: Watch Out For Farmed Salmon & Norwegian Salmon

A salmon farm. Photo courtesy Monterey Aquarium. Farmed fish is controversial for numerous reasons, but one is threatening the wild salmon population. There are concerns that in another generation, there may be no more wild salmon. Millions of farmed salmon, raised in pens along coastlines, escape each year (due to equipment failure, extreme weather conditions…
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ISSUES: Kids’ Nutrition

If you read THE NIBBLE, you enjoy good food. But how about what children eat, especially at school? And what of the families who don’t understand nutrition? (Their is no protein in toaster pastries, and juice drinks don’t substitute for milk.) Even if you don’t have kids, many experts believe that nutritious food helps improve…
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VIEWPOINT: A Chat With Top Chef Master Rick Bayless

Top Chef Master Rick Bayless. We spent the weekend enjoying a Top Chef Masters marathon on the DVR. We were thrilled with every contestant; anyone who loves great food—and especially those of us who try to cook it—can’t help but give thanks daily for all of the people who expend so much passion, backbreaking labor…
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