Category Archives: organics and slow food

The confusions of organic foods and their nutritional prowess

In the past few years, there has been much controversy over the nutritional content of organic foods and whether they reign superior to foods grown conventionally. Some studies have provided evidence to answer this very question, with mixed results. Yet, … Continue reading

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McSweeney’s take on food labels

This is old but still relevant and witty. McSweeney’s gives the dish on all things “free-range”, “natural”, “conventional”, “organic”, “local”, “wild” etc.

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Whole Foods, John Mackey and the New Yorker

The New Yorker article on Whole Foods is a good read if you want to learn more about how John Mackey, the eccentric, controversial CEO, manages to run a huge corporation. The articles summarizes Whole Foods perfectly: To some, Whole … Continue reading

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Organic food not NUTRITIONALLY better

So a new UK study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition came out comparing the nutrtional content of organic versus conventional foods.  The meta-analysis of 55 studies showed that there is currently no evidence to support the selection … Continue reading

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Eating “good” is not easy

New York magazine published an interesting article on the 17 most politically problematic foods but that is not what interested me as much as the introduction: “Eating was once an enjoyable, relatively uncomplicated experience; the biggest dilemma was how much … Continue reading

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What is organic? Your guess is as good as the USDAs

“USDA Organic products must contain at least 95 percent organic ingredients. The five percent non-organic ingredients could include additives or synthetics if they are on an approved list. The label must contain a list that identifies the organic, as well … Continue reading

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kristof is plugging Food Inc too…

The new documentary Food Inc is getting lots of press, and Kristof just gave it a plug. Would love to know people’s thoughts on this movie. From the outset, and I dont think the makers would object, the movie is … Continue reading

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