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.

  • 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
  • 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