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Suggested Reading & More

We are inundated with so much information on health and nutrition that it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. I am continually reading and searching for articles that provide accurate information in an engaging and understandable way. As a result, I am compiling a list of interesting articles that I’d like to share with you.

  • The government is getting ready to vote on a new Farm Bill. Read some commentaries on the bill here: READ ARTICLES

    civileats.com/2018/04/18/rep-chellie-pingree-get-ready-for-the-2018-farm-billfiasco/

    thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/383809-future-of-american-agriculturedepends-
    on-2018-farm-bill

    foodtank.com/news/2018/04/opinion-republican-farm-bill-broken-food-system/

  • Check out the Environmental Working Group’s 2018 Guide to Pesticides in Produce here: READ ARTICLE
  • This is a fascinating article on how the sugars in processed foods feed the bad bacteria in our gut, potentially causing severe illnesses: READ ARTICLE
  • We can vote with our dollars. This article highlights how consumers are critical to effecting change in large food companies: READ ARTICLE
  • It’s becoming clearer and clearer that soil is at the root (pun intended) of solutions to re-sequester carbon and mitigate climate change. This is a fascinating article about how focusing on soil health can also help the environment: READ ARTICLE
  • Given the extensive carbon footprint meat production generates, it’s time to start finding sustainable solutions. Here’s an interesting piece on the idea of putting a carbon tax on beef. READ ARTICLE
  • Check out this great new website by the Environmental Working Group. It identifies all the personal care and consumer products that have been verified by the Group. READ ARTICLE
  • A few months ago, I wrote that many large food companies were leaving the largest lobbying group (the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association) because it was not representative of consumer demand. Now it appears that the GMA might be on its way down. This is a great article on the impact this will have on consumers. READ ARTICLE
  • Since a big theme of this month’s blog post is waste and minimizing waste, I thought this article would be article would make for an interesting read. It highlights a non-profit in New York City that transforms excess foods from restaurants into meals. READ ARTICLE
  • There really is no way around it – the best way to lose weight, feel better, and avoid health issues is to cut out the sugar from our diets. Here is a great article with some tips on how to do just that. READ ARTICLE