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What is this doing in my food?

What is this doing in my food?

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I finally cleaned out my hall closet and gave away/tossed away half the stuff. I have no need for a mop that won’t pick up water, running shoes that will never be anything but a size too small, and a single mitten whose mate I called off the search two years ago. Even though I […]

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Seeking Simplicity… in Horseradish

Seeking Simplicity… in Horseradish

It was the day before Passover, and I was scrambling from grocery store to grocery store to collect all the ingredients we needed for our Seder dinner the next night.  Horseradish was among the items on my shopping list; I had hoped to pick up some actual horseradish roots for our dinner. Unfortunately, there had […]

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Regulating Food

I don’t like the idea of government regulating my food.  My guess is that most Americans feel the same way.  I also don’t like the idea of levying special taxes on foods that today might be considered “bad”. Eating is fundamentally a very personal experience, and we should be able to decide what and how […]

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Learning how to speak label language

Learning how to speak label language

I’ve always thought that if fresh produce would put labels containing nutritional claims right on the produce, they would have a far better shot at competing with packaged foods that do this shamelessly (and often misleadingly).   We are powerless in the presence of a provocative label that appeals to our desires and beliefs about healthy […]

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The Accidental Organic & a List of Ways to Save on Organics

The Accidental Organic & a List of Ways to Save on Organics

A few years ago, I was over at friend’s house while she unpacked her grocery bags. I noticed that she had purchased organic cereal, produce and milk. I asked her if she thought buying organic food was worth the extra money. Then I listened closely as she explained about pesticides and wanting to feed her […]

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