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Stand up to GMO Frankenfoods (no Cheerios for babies!), part 1 of 3

John Roulac and I met at Expo West this year. He’s the founder of Nutiva, and also has the web site GMOInside.org. It’s a great site to get educated, and get involved. John is fighting a battle to inform people that General Mills, Hershey, Kashi and many others are putting lots of genetically modified ingredients […]

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Exactly Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible (part 2)

Aspartame (or brand name Nutrasweet).  Joe Mercola says it’s the most dangerous substance added to foods. I might quibble with that, because mono sodium glutamate is a neurotoxin every bit as deadly. And the nitrates and nitrites in cured meats are potently carcinogenic. I’d agree that aspartame is a TOP THREE worst things, to avoid […]

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Plants can’t be franchised! Canada part 2 of 2

A question I’m asked a lot is, “My green smoothies are always different and sometimes I don’t like them. How can I make sure they always ‘turn out?’” Well, that’s the thing. We’ve standardized our tastes. Ray Kroc did it famously, with the first McDonald’s. The idea was to develop a burger and fries that […]

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Canada and the U.S., part 1 of 2

Niagara Falls, it turns out, is WAY cooler on the Canada side. The U.S. has spent more on its view of the falls, and even puts people on a ferry to go closer to it. But on the Canada side, you’re really close to the top of the falls. Also. They have black squirrels in […]

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Cows raised for slaughter fed candy mixed with “ethanol byproduct”

If you need yet another reason to stop eating cows, check out this short news story, sent to me by Canadian reader Darlene U.: Click here to view video article on rancher’s new way to feed cows. Ranchers are now feeding cows CANDY mixed with an ETHANOL BYPRODUCT, instead of corn feed? What have we […]

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A FISH STORY: the food, and the oil supplements

The debate over fish, and fish oil, is to me one of the most interesting ones in nutrition in its complexity. We have to ferret out, from the debate, the sophisticated marketing of the fish industry, which capitalized on emerging data 15 years ago that red meat is bad for us. (But fish is good […]

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My least-favorite things in Africa, part 4

Things I don’t love in Africa: 1.           Eating the Mopanie Worm. It’s a delicacy, the roads are covered with them, and locals eat them dried. Supposedly they’re very nutritious and high in protein. I have a personal philosophy of NOT eating caterpillars–in the photo below, I’m only hamming it up […]

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American processed-food outreach knows no bounds

I seem to be rather clumsy. First of all, I’ve been initiated as a cyclist: After three months and about 1,000 miles, I finally wrecked my bike. Thanks to a kid changing lanes as I hauled down the canyon at 15+ mph. (Kid was fine.) See the photo of us on the balcony (on our […]

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free movie: Food Inc. showing next Saturday

I mentioned seeing Food, Inc. (here on the blog) last year. Had to go to a seedy little theater an hour away to find it, as it was the only showing anywhere around here. Because I’m steeped in this industry (counterculture, anti-S.A.D. nutrition) and have read widely on the subject, I didn’t see anything new […]

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Costco products to avoid

I was at Costco today and saw another product that is an egregious example of how savvy marketers are preying on those who have a small amount of nutrition information but don’t understand the big picture. More and more companies are truly motivated to provide us with excellent nutrition. It’s exciting. We live in a […]

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