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.

  • This is an interesting article about carbon farming. It is possible to farm carbon and put it back into the soil, rather than the air, using such methods as: composting, planting cover crops, reducing tillage, leaving crop residues on the land, and managing grazing. READ ARTICLE
  • I completely agree with the author of this article: rather than telling people to forego meat eating, we should focus on eating meat that helps support our grasslands and maintain the balance of ecosystems. READ ARTICLE
  • The Farm Bill never makes for light reading. Here is a quick summary and an interesting analysis of its implications by Marion Nestle, who is the Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. READ ARTICLE
  • Lest we forget how addictive and harmful sugar is, here is a good reminder. READ ARTICLE
  • This article highlights the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate regulations requiring organic egg producers to provide hens with outdoor access. This opens up a Pandora’s Box of animal welfare and health issues. The way I see it, it’s even more reason to shop from local farms and farmers markets. READ ARTICLE
  • Wouldn’t it be nice if junk food cost more than healthy food? According to this article, a tax on soda and junk food might not be too far away. Putting a tax on junk food may not be a way to get people to lost weight, but it certainly prevents people, especially young children, from eating unhealthy foods. READ ARTICLE
  • Here’s an interesting article about how supermarkets encourage people to purchase foods that they don’t need. The best is to stay on the perimeter of the supermarket as much as possible. READ ARTICLE
  • According to this article, “…Americans go through 100 billion plastic shopping bags every year and discard 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.” I think it’s high time we weaned ourselves off our dependence on plastic bags and plastic anything! READ ARTICLE
  • Every year, UC Berkeley and Edible Schoolyard put together a course hat explores the food system and its future. I highly recommend watching the classes. CHECK OUT THE LINK HERE
  • This is an interesting article about the ways in which it is be possible to change farming methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. READ ARTICLE