So on Monday I posted a link to an old but good article about some Swedish researchers working to duplicate the all-fast-food diet attempted by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock in his 2004 documentary Super Size Me. (Spurlock also got minimal exercise, which the Swedish research replicates as well, yay scientific rigor versus stunt sensationalism, but I digress.) I’ve had a lot of turning points in my life as far as thinking about healthy food and eating and self-care go, and one of them was during this movie about its director-star’s quest to eat nothing but McDonalds food for a month.1 Anyway, what follows is a little rant I have to share about the movie, so don’t say you weren’t warned. Continue reading
Greetings from California, whence Peter was lured westward for work, and I followed, because I could (the stopover in Portland on the way here was an added bonus of sorts, too). We’ll be here all week, during which time I’ll be doing my best to keep this site in blog posts. Luckily, today is Monkey Monday, so I get to just random it up for awhile…. Coming up in this post, the CSA veggies that I didn’t post on last week’s Foto Friday because I was too busy being sad about an imminent restaurant closure, news from the Health at Every Size front, no matter how reluctantly it may be reported, and a little follow up on last week’s big NYC food policy news event, the Mayoral candidates’ forum at The New School. Oh, and a Pi(e) Approximation Day video, because of course. Continue reading
I’m pretty sure I can never do enough Thank You Thursday posts, but here is one more, for the wonderful people responsible for Calming Manatee and my even more wonderful friend Ellen for sharing a link to their fine site on Teh Facebook. Here is my new favorite:
Health At Every Size Manatee for the WIN!
and I have put perhaps my all-time favorite, the one Ellen posted that made my whole evening last night, behind this cut for brevity or some such.
Hey, so like I confessed yesterday, I really didn’t know what to blog about today, only then suddenly, to my surprise and delight, the Twitters, which I kinda sorta really hadn’t been watching since last Tuesday, came through for me in a big way. Check these out! First and foremost, my former classmate Shanti with news that makes me want to make horrible puns about sticky messes:
I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around this story, personally, because as far as I can tell from the article, the definition of “honey” being argued about here is whether or not (for example) the sweet golden goo in the plastic bear has pollen in it. But the article’s scandal-monger-y lede:
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.
really rubs me the wrong way. Because with the possible exception of some wild-caught fish, pretty much no animal product sold in U.S. grocery stores is exactly what the animals in question produce. It’s all processed one way or another. Continue reading