On election day California voters were duped into voting against Prop 37 which would have given them the right–to-know if foods they buy at the grocery store contain genetically engineered organisms. Prop 37 was ONLY about labeling foods. That's it! Nothing about regulating what goes into the food.
Here in the US more than 90% of citizens support right-to-know labeling for genetially modified foods (GMOs) so why did the proposition lose? Simple! A torrent of
misleading ads paid for by biotech and agribusiness companies as well by grocery store chains. So where does your grocer stand on the issue.Look
at the poster below left to see if your grocer was for or against the
right-to-know proposition. (Click on the poster image and you can see a
full sized version.)
As far as the future goes there may still be reason to feel the fight for fair labeling is worth waging. Look at the poster below right. Even though Prop 37 went down to defeat the tide is turning and we
will eventually win the war over this most basic of rights, the
right-to-know what is in the food we eat. To learn more about ways you can help advocate for your right-to-know contact Just Label It!
I'll admit it! Whenever I rub a turkey down with olive oil it does feel quite sensual. The way my hand slides all around its thighs, down its back...come on, admit it, if you ever did it YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
And it isn't just poulty. When I...
- Softly press my finger into a thick steak to determine how done it is.
- Gently slide my hand over the soft, silky bread or pasta dough on my cutting board.
- Quickly role ground meat into a ball before plunging into a warm water bath.
OK, enough is enough. Just admit it. Cooking can be a very sensual experience.
And yet again the European Union leads the world towards a sainer future. This time it's a stronger continent wide shark finning ban on. The video below addresses the animal cruelty aspects of shake fishing but also spends time on the issues of over-fhishing and waste. It is worth a watch if you want to see why the ban is important. At the 12 minute and 30 second mark it becomes very hopeful.
I just can't get enough fish in my life. EVERY time I eat a piece of any type of fish I want to make it an even more regular part of my diet. Due to the high price of fish compared however and serious concerns I have with abuse of our oceans, I hesitate when standing in front of the fish counter. If this experience resonates with you then take a peak at the rest of this post for some help.