This green diva has to weigh in on all the buzz and banter about the latest study from Stanford about the lack of nutritional benefit from eating organic food. There is a lot of evidence that I wasn’t the only one irritated and quite surprised to see how this study was spun into a pro-chemical pesticide and fertilizer piece.
I have unexpectedly been in the northeast for the better part of a year now and realized, I have no social life. So I signed up for some Meetup.com events that would introduce me to like-minded people and teach me a thing or two, I hope. This week I ventured out to the Eco-Exchange: Food & Nutrition Forum – Sharing Ideas, Knowledge and Solutions. Just up my alley.
Just because it’s on the shelf of your favorite healthy grocery store doesn’t mean it’s good for you. I read a detailed report called Cereal Crimes: How “Natural” Claims Deceive Consumers and Undermine the Organic Label – A Look Down the Cereal and Granola Aisle, from the Cornucopia Institute that illustrates how we’ve been duped!
A few years ago, I had been inspired by one of my favorite gardening books, The Curious Gardner’s Alamanac: Centuries of Practical Garden Wisdom, by Niall Edworthy, to use my 4th of July party guests as guinea pigs. It is kind of fun experimenting on unsuspecting guests . . . Mr. Edworthy offered a very simple [...]
This story is by guest Green Diva blogger, Nancy Dreyfus, who is an amazing writer and reporter. Please read all about her and link to her witty and informative blog at the bottom of this story. The other day I was in the health food store picking up a few things when a woman asked [...]
I’ve been on a borscht binge lately . . . Just had to put in a good word for the oft neglected beet. My little buddy (seen pictured on the left) has ancestral roots going back to ancient times in the Mediterranean region. Apparently, they were only valued for their leaves originally, but the early Romans, [...]
There’s no denying that the green divas are foodies! We love to play with locally sourced, sustainably grown goodies, cook it, play with it, eat it of course, talk about it and eat some more . . .
Wayne and I have been going to Princeton, NJ one Sunday a month for a couple of months to a unique, healthy dinner club. It was founded by the mama earth of Princeton area herself, Dorothy Mullen - local vegetable garden educator, holistic nutritional advocate and certified addictions counselor. She and co-founder of Suppers for Sobriety, [...]