It’s the weekend before the great holiday feast. Turkey is on the menu, and I haven’t even ordered mine – let along worked out if it will be baked, smoked, or set upon the barbeque for hours.
Organic, free-range and antibiotic-free are always my first choice because I want to support farmers who steward the land and care properly for the fowl.
If you haven’t already purchased your Thanksgiving gobbler, a new study gives you another good reason to buy an organic bird.
Organic and antibiotic-free poultry is half as likely to be contaminated with multidrug-resistant Salmonella. The stuff that makes us sick! Continue reading
Traveling along the Turkish Turquoise Coast via Gulet is all about submitting yourself up to debauchery—one of Turkish delights.
It’s an excuse to feast on fresh Mediterranean fare while the sea tickles your hair and the sun slices the water.
The main objective of the crew is to take care of your every need and want. Specially to offer multi-course traditional meals from the Turkish Mediterranean basin. Continue reading
We arrive in Reggio Emilia, a small medieval village between Parma and Bologna; it is smack dab in the middle of Prosciutto Ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese country.
We have come here to visit artisan Prosciutto and Parmigiano makers who use traditional methods specific to Reggio. We also come here to eat. Continue reading
As a follow up to my interview with Chuck Benbrook, I was astounded to see the verdict come through on the case of Alva and Alberta Pilliod. The jury awarded them an astonishing $2 billion in damages for their exposure to the herbicide glyphosate and their subsequent fight with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Chuck testified in the case on April 17th, and he focused on Monsanto’s “stewardship” and lack thereof for its Roundup-brand herbicides.
Chuck comment that “This verdict will surely get Bayer’s attention. Talk about chickens coming home to roost.” His May 13thblog post, Has Bayer’s Day of Roundup Reckoning Arrived?, elaborates more on the verdict.
What does all this have to do with organic products? Herbicides like glyphosate are explicitly forbidden in organic production. Continue reading
Conventional wisdom would tell us that eating food sprayed with toxic chemicals can’t be good for us. Avoiding flesh or fruit grown without poisons seems like a much healthier alternative.
Now a groundbreaking study led by researchers at UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and Friends of the Earth (FOE) reveals the benefits of an all-organic diet. The study, “Organic Diet Intervention Significantly Reduces Urinary Pesticide Levels in U.S. Children and Adults” found that eating organic significantly reduces the amount of measurable pesticides present in our body. Continue reading