Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Two Americas of Food:Reflections on the 2007 Farm Bill

Check out my post (the first!) on Huffington Post!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pass the Arsenic, Please

A new article in Chemical & Engineering news, reports on Roxarsone, an arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed. The most common arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed, scientists are worried its use could pose health risks to humans. (Why is it used at all? It's used to promote growth, kill parasites and improve the color of chicken meat). Though it's normally benign, concern has been growing that under certain conditions it can convert into more toxic forms of inorganic arsenic. Because of these concerns, a number of food suppliers have stopped using roxarsone, but still estimates approximate that 70 percent of the 9 billion broiler chickens produced annually in the United States are fed roxarsone. Yum. Read the article here: Chemical & Engineering News, Vol. 85, No. 15, April 9, 2007: 34-35 (Free Full-Text Article) Science Daily April 10, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fast Food: The Image vs. The Reality

Check out this site that compares (and contrasts) the advertisement for some scumptious sounding fast food, with the reality of what you get. Yum. Here's a breakfast burrito from McDonald's. Guess which one is the ad?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Love Your Organic Strawberries? Now's the Time to Speak Up!

Join Environmental Working Groups' call to support organic food and farming in this year's decisions about the shape and budget of our new Farm Bill. Sign the petition here.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Our TV Show News...

Check out the new website for The Endless Feast here. If you're in NYC on Sunday June 24, check out the Brooklyn episode on Channel 13.