7 Reasons to go Veg (from @PurelyElizabeth) →
stylehousepr: Here are 7 compelling reasons to go veg: Vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease. Vegetarians have 40 percent of the cancer rate of meat-eaters. Meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans are. The consumption of meat, eggs, and…
Chelsea Clinton's Vegan Wedding Cake →
The Most Veg-Friendly Cities in North America →
New York ranks #9
Food manufacturers sure don’t make it easy for consumers to shop conscientiously– “Decoding Ingredients: Different Names for Unhealthy Items” (via DivineCaroline) http://www.divinecaroline.com/22177/99473-decoding-ingredients-different-names-unhealthy
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on the blog here (though I’ve been continuing to tweet @vivasustainable) and that’s because I got married last weekend (!) and the lead-up has consumed me, to say the least, for the past 8+ months. My husband and I are very excited to be entering this new phase in our lives, and with all the amazing new kitchen items we’ve received...
Changes in store for school vending machines →
New regulations may shift focus to healthier foods for students
The American Food Revolution needs to start now! If you care about your country...– Jamie Oliver Please sign the petition here! http://www.jamieoliver.com/campaigns/jamies-food-revolution/petition
Eat-onomics: The Ten Most Inspiring People in... →
Note From Barack Obama in My Inbox This Morning
For the first time in our nation’s history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here. Consider the staggering scope of what you have just accomplished: Because of you, every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care...
A Month Without Monsanto →
Just discovered this site, really powerful!
Jonathan Safran Foer Makes Second Appearance On... →
Click to View Today's Incredibly Misguided Article... →
MY RESPONSE COMMENT BELOW THE ARTICLE: There is a high cost to cheap food and you pay it to your (or your children’s) doctor down the line. I’m all about sretching your food dollar, but wisely. Read the ingredient labels and figure out what the best use of your dollar is. Everytime you buy food you are “voting” for the principles behind that food and what brought it to your...
Lunch with the FT: Jonathan Safran Foer... →
“I think we’re going to shift away from thinking about it as a lifestyle; it will be more an awareness of the choices in front of us The real problem is the question, ‘Are you vegetarian?’ It doesn’t leave a great deal of room … If we all had one less serving of meat a week, that would be the equivalent of taking 5m cars off the road. One serving a day – 35m cars. There is nothing that we could do...
Jonathan Safran Foer on Colbert last night
Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Michael Pollan. I could just listen to him talk forever! The full transcript is here http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/8/michael_pollan_on_food_rules_an
Meat Free Mondays in Today's GOOP
Here is a great letter from Sir Paul McCartney to Gwyneth and GOOP readers: Hi Goopsters! Hi Gwyneth! Ok, here’s the story on Meat Free Monday. In 2006, the United Nations issued a report which stated that the livestock industry as a whole was responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the whole of the transport sector put together. I found this interesting particularly because people...
Genetic food giant Monsanto is at it again...
(from Ana Sofia of FRESH The Movie) Genetic food giant Monsanto is at it again. Its next target: a new product that could eliminate all organic alfalfa, a key food for raising organic-fed cows and pigs without any genetic engineering. The USDA is well on its way to approving Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa. In its own report, the USDA says that not enough consumers care enough...
I think part of the problem in Washington is that Obama is more highly evolved...– My wise mother Candy Leonard
Healthy (movie) Popcorn, well, sort of
I went to the movies last night and on the way I felt like I was already smelling the delightful smell of movie popcorn. I used to eat movie popcorn all the time, sometimes as my dinner! I thought it was a great, light, healthy snack with a lot of fiber and very few calories. It is, when you make it at home after all. Then I read this article Movie popcorn, soda = 3 burgers, 12 butter pats....
Michael Pollan: Health-Care Reform Will Change Our... →
“Right now, the food industry creates patients for the health-care industry,” Michael Pollan told Jon Stewart last night on The Daily Show Read more: Michael Pollan: Health-Care Reform Will Change Our Diets — Grub Street New York http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2010/01/michael_pollan_healthcare_refo.html?e=grubstreet—20100105#ixzz0bmJiaxRV
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do...– Edward Everett Hale
I have a friend who reads people’s auras. He sees all sorts of colors like...– the Story People story of the day (check out this site if you aren’t familiar www.storypeople.com)
Secret Science Meeting, Tuesday Dec 15, Save Our Climate! Meet the first scientist to testify before the U.S. Congress on the threat of growing carbon emissions at this meeting of the Secret Science Club. James Hansen, long-time director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has been studying human-caused climate change for over three decades, and warns that our Earth’s...
Petition to the Deptartment of Justice: free our...
I received an email today from ana Sofia joanes, the director of FRESH, the movie. Read on… There is a monumental opportunity in 2010 for us to break the monopoly that is plaguing our food system. President Obama’s Department of Justice is finally looking into the stranglehold that a handful of huge corporations have on farms across the country. These corporations - like Cargill...
"Manhattan Borough President Wants YOU to Eat... →
NYC FOOD CHARTER: 10 PRINCIPLES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM Food has a profound effect on the health and well-being of a community. The purpose of the NYC Sustainable Food Charter is to set forth the values and principles essential to a just, vibrant, and sustainable food system, and to spur the creation of such a food system for all New Yorkers. 1. Human Right Access to nutritious,...
The Story of Cap + Trade, latest video from The... →
Beyond Iceberg: Nine Nutritious Leafy Greens -... →
If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of...– Sarah Palin
Take action to beat type 2 diabetes now! (via...
You’ve likely heard the chatter about the rising rates of type 2 diabetes. You’ve also likely heard there’s a strong connection between carrying extra pounds and type 2 diabetes — it’s true! Obesity and type 2 diabetes have been described as the twin epidemics of the 21st century. These U.S. stats tell the story: * about 17 million people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes *...
Invitation | Screening | Here We Grow
feastup: You are cordially invited to join us for a special screening and panel discussion of Here We Grow, a documentary by natural food chef and entrepreneur Craig King. As a chef and nutritional consultant, Craig helps clients and patrons reevaluate the way they think about food and wellness. His goal is to explore the current state of America’s food supply chain and educate the public on...
Alicia Silverstone at the New York Food and Wine Festival. This is a pretty amateurishly shot video, especially for the Wall Street Journal, but the message is great.
"American Hospitals Beginning to Make the...
Article here http://bit.ly/2Qj2It
Exciting Q +A with Michael Pollan from Delicious Living Mag here: http://bit.ly/36bfaq “Michael Pollan’s dilemma: Reaching a new generation” regarding the release of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Reader’s Edition on October 15th. Will you buy it?
I am so Honored to be Included!
I just got this weeks Vegan At Heart Weekly Mission and I am so honored to be included in the list of blogs below! Wow. Thanks Marisa! I can’t wait to check out the other blogs… ~~~~~ Weekly Mission Insta-Community: Awesome Vegan at Heart Reader Blogs & Sites Dear Janna, Today your mission is to click on three Vegan at Heart readers’ blogs to meet others in the...
Interview: Susie Cagle!
vegansaurus: Susie Cagle’s new comic book, Nine Gallons, details her experiences—equal parts hilarious and bewildering—as a volunteer for Food Not Bombs. She also writes for lots of awesome publications, including The Daily Cross Hatch. In addition to all that, Susie is SUPER FUCKING FUNNY. If you don’t follow her on twitter, you’re missing out on one of the most charming, funny, smart, and...
Let’s say you’re a vegan or if you choose to eat raw food. Well, that makes you...– – Jason Mraz in a new interview with the HuffingtonPost. His last tour stop in San Diego will benefit the San Diego Youth Services, VH1 Save The Music, and the Surfrider foundation — among many other local charities.
We are encouraging people to eat right, to exercise, to tap into their...– Kris Carr speaking in an interview with the New York Times about CrazySexyLife.com.
Cheap food is going to be popular as long as the social and environmental costs...– Michael Pollan in NYT Op Ed Article http://bit.ly/La2bi
The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate...– Michael Pollan in NYT Op-Ed http://bit.ly/La2bi
Loving this — loaded with fiber just like the savory version http://bit.ly/mfyOf
White House Farmer’s Market Gets the Green Light http://bit.ly/1MvSkx
Healthy School Lunches: It's Time (From...
Healthy school lunches: it’s time By Nancy Coulter-Parker, Aug 25, 2009 6:25 PM First in East Hampton, New York, then in Berkeley, California, and now in Boulder, Colorado, chef Ann Cooper-also known as the Renegade Lunch Lady-is transforming how U.S. children eat, one federally subsidized school lunch at a time. Under her leadership, out go fatty and heavily processed chicken...
Eggless Egg Salad Recipe - YUM!
For my father’s 60th birthday party this weekend I experimented with a new recipe — yes, I know, risky when you have 75 people coming over (eek!) — but it came out amazing! I should have made more because it was gone half way through the party. Here is the simple, delicious and healthy recipe: (sidenote — you’ll notice I hardly ever include measurements in my recipes...