Carey Gillam’s 2017 book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science investigates the controversial history of the most widely used herbicide in the world, and details Monsanto’s efforts to influence federal regulators, spin the science, and discredit anyone questioning the safety of their profitable herbicide. The corruption of science documented in Whitewash is critical reading for those looking to better grasp modern food policy, document the collusion between government and industry, and witness the amazing power of food corporations.
My Granddad’s Kitchen
This post is a reaction to a Food Systems course I took at the University of Vermont.
NW Berries: Prolific Protectors
Our environment seems to want us to eat more berries!
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2020
What foods should the government be recommending us to eat?
Green Veggies can be a Good Source of Irony
Spinach contains over 75% of my daily iron requirement, so why won’t it help treat iron deficiency?
Food as Medicine: Flu Fighters
Orange juice sales peak during flu season, but there are much better Flu-Fighters to choose from....here's my Top 5 foods to prevent the flu.
Defending yourself against the silent killer
As a result of new blood pressure guidelines, doctors are now discussing hypertension with an additional 30 million adults. Hopefully they’re using words like vegetables, fruit and home-cooking, because diet should always be the first line of treatment for mild and moderate hypertension.
Digging for Vitamin D
Food sources of Vitamin D are quite limited, so you really do have to go digging for them…
Eat Well & Save Some Dough
It’s no surprise the healthiest foods at the supermarket usually are not the cheapest foods at the market....But with some smart planning and culinary creativity, you can eat well and save some dough. Here are some tips & tricks to help you maximize your grocery budget...
Cauliflower Goes Crazy in 2017
This white vegetable is now a culinary chameleon: cauliflower "used to be a boring vegetable" but in 2017, cauliflower had a moment. Did you cook the "it" vegetable of 2017?