Hope everyone had a good week. Below you’ll find our top 5 articles for this week. Enjoy.
Slow Food USA points out that food producers aren’t required to disclose genetically modified (also known as genetically engineered) ingredients. This isn’t a good thing for us consumers because we don’t yet know how genetically modified food interacts with our bodies. Until we do, we at least deserve to know that we’re ingesting genetically modified ingredients when we’re eating these foods. Then we can decide for ourselves if we want to eat these products or not.
Some helpful weekend reading about how to think about light beer vs. regular beer. Light beer may not save you many calories, depending on what you’re going for. And Fooducate reminds us that beer (or any alcohol for that matter) is just another snack – it’s extra calories with little to no nutritional value. Good to be reminded every now and again, especially since the Superbowl is fast approaching.
FYI for our female readers. Our takeaway – while heels make you walk and use your leg muscles in unnatural ways, it’s not clear that this is hugely bad for you. But their are some drawbacks.
A helpful summary of what sounds like a great book: An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler. Adler’s main point is that we can all be good cooks if we just lower the bar for ourselves and worry less about creating the extraordinary meals that we see on TV and in restaurants. We can all create simple, healthful, and enjoyable meals if we just learn the basics and use the intuition we’ve developed over years and years of eating experience. A very interesting (and somewhat contrarian) view on cooking.
Some helpful food apps for the iPhone owners out there. While not focused specifically on green eating, the Fooducate app is also excellent.