August 1, 2014

Ruth Reichl Skewers FDA on Its Failure to Ban Growth-Promoting Antibiotics for Livestock; Makes Us Want to March on Washington

FDA Fail

Earlier this week, author and former Gourmet Magazine editor Ruth Reichl penned a scathing Op-Ed piece for the New York Times on the failure of the FDA to protect American’s food supply. More specifically, the article took issue with a recent Federal Appeals Court ruling that gives the FDA the power to permit the use of antibiotics in industrial livestock and poultry production even if the agency knows that the drug is unsafe and likely to increase the risk of antibiotic resistance in people.

In the Op-Ed, Reichl makes her points clearly and without unnecessary ornamentation. The truth is that industrial livestock and poultry producers rely on antibiotics primarily to accelerate the times that it takes to fatten up healthy animals. Super-dosing animals with antibiotics also allows producers to constantly “push the envelope” with the conditions at their facilities; because antibiotics help stave off diseases, producers can get away with allowing overcrowded, unsanitary and otherwise substandard living arrangements for the livestock and poultry that the process.

The whole thing should be a nightmare to foodies, and, frankly, to all Americans concerned about the state of the nation’s food supply. Read the rest of this entry »

August 18, 2010

Heritage Harvest Festival


For those of you in or around the Virginia area, we’ve found a special treat for you! The annual Heritage Harvest Festival will be held on September 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson’ Monticello in Virginia. The festival is perfect for foodies, vegetable lovers and those always looking to learn more about healthy eating and recipes!

The festival will honor Thomas Jefferson’s legacy as America’s first foodie and local produce enthusiast. The president championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable local agriculture.
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May 13, 2010

Why Are Huge Corporations Gardening?


While browsing the New York Times, I came across something interesting – corporate gardens!   The word “gardening” often evokes images of eco-friendly, healthy, creative, people – definitely not multi-million or billion dollar companies that too-often crush local economy and healthier alternatives in favor of cost-cutting options. Read the rest of this entry »

August 14, 2008

Product Review: Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

We love Greek yogurt here at Chew on That. There’s something about that creamy, thick yogurt that we just can’t resist. Have I mentioned how great it is? Well, Recipe4Living was lucky enough to score some free coupon to try out one of the Greek yogurt brands on the market: Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt made by Stonyfield Farms. We immediately dispersed these coupons to our hungry team of Product Testers for review.

Want to know how Oikos measured up? Read the review here.

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