Think local. That's what you often hear when you try to adopt a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. And it's true. Shop at your farmer's market, support local farming, buy from your neighborhood artisans, and you will help take a step toward changing the business-as-usual, made-as-cheaply-as-possible, un-eco and inhumane aspects of capitalist-lifestyle-as-is today.
But making a lifestyle change isn't all that easy -- especially on the quick.
We’ve been very busy over at S.T.O.P. due to the Food Safety Modernization Act that just passed through the Senate HELP Committee this week. A lot of the stories and information for this week’s round-up pertain to the bill and people supporting it....more
Recent reports have highlighted what S.T.O.P. has known for a long time: that the long-term consequences of foodborne illness are under-reported, under-diagnosed and not given nearly enough public health attention. The negative impact of this lack of attention comes in two forms. First, proper attention and medical care is not given to people who suffer from long-term consequences, such as Guillain Barre Syndrome (paralysis), Reactive Arthritis, Irri...more
I had not heard of pulled pork until earlier this year. Typically, once you are acquainted with something, you see & hear of it all the time. So, I decided to look into this as it appears to be so popular. I read lots of recipes on the net and there are so many variations and stories about where and how it originated, I got completely confused at first and put it to the bottom of the list of dishes to try.
It kept playing on my mind though and I finally decided to give it a go.....
A little baking break for all of you this weekend! This fudge is amazing and (very) sinful. It literally melts in your mouth and is really easy to make. Out of curiosity I went to look up some of the history of fudge! So if you're interested, here are some facts for you:...more
If you’re like me, then getting to the gym can be a real chore. Especially now that I’m blogging, I have come up with nearly every excuse in the book to avoid the gym. “I haven’t written a blog in a couple of days, so I want to write this morning. I have no time for the gym today!” Now I’m in pretty decent shape. I won’t lie. I’ve been active my entire life, from ballet as a little girl through to late teens, and then fitness after that. Being fit and eating healthy have always been a part of my life....more
There is a wealth of news and articles about food safety that contain a lot of interesting and useful information. Here are some links I’ve come across this week that I think are valuable reads. Senate Schedules Markup of S. 510 Details about the markup of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act scheduled for November 18 ...more
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