General Mills is asking the FDA to come up with a concrete definition of whole grain. Hooray! This is something that should have been established a while ago. [read more]
Although I’m always skeptical of the FDA and their labeling practices, perhaps they’re headed in the right direction. It was announced on Friday that after nine years of deliberation, the FDA has finally set a legally binding requirement as to what foods can be called gluten free, to take effect next year. [read more]
I love everything coconut. And I’ve recently fallen in love with coconut milk. It’s one of my top 2 dairy alternatives. I especially love cereal with coconut milk. Coconut milk has a creamy and yet refreshingly crisp taste, and works great with fruits, chia seeds, cereals, in pancakes, and in smoothies.
I grew up in a wealthy neighborhood and my parents often told me how “I lived in a bubble.” I had been sheltered from violence, suffering and hardships since they would cushion my every fall. I was raised Catholic, and attended Catholic schools. I was bound to succeed and be as perfect as the quaint world around me. [read more]
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, and listed the Dirty Dozen– top fruits and veggies you should buy organic, and Clean Fifteen– those that are safer to buy conventional. [read more]