Dr. Rudi Moerck is one of the world’s leading experts on marine oils and omega 3 fats (scroll down for his bio). He joins us today to talk to us about the history of fermented cod liver oil. He explains how cod liver oil was traditionally made in barrels in rural communities in Norway. He answers the question, “Is this method of production safe?”
food politics & farming
What if you didn’t have access to clean water to drink, to cook with, or bathe your children in? What if you had to spend every day worrying about how you would get access to clean water? We take clean water for granted here in America, but this is a reality for many people around the world.
We’re teaming up with Charity Water this holiday season to help bring fresh, clean water to the people of Cambodia. Clean water is an issue all around the world, and Charity Water works year-round to bring safe water to people in need.
Organic olive oil is one of my favorite fats to use in my recipes. From pesto to salads and hummus to pasta, organic olive oil adds a delicious flavor that that you can use in a wide variety of recipes.
However, many organic olive oils on the market are fake. Due to rampant olive oil fraud, it’s very difficult to find real organic olive oil.
Is cholesterol bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart disease?
Most people answer yes to both questions.
You might be surprised to know, however, that cholesterol is actually good for you and in fact, it’s been shown in numerous studies that cholesterol found in egg yolks or real butter (as well as in numerous other real food sources) does not cause heart disease. In fact, cholesterol is good for you.
Am I just trying to justify eating things that are bad for me because I like eggs and bacon for breakfast and an after-dinner dessert that isn’t “low-fat”?
Not at all. Not only do I enjoy natural foods that are high in cholesterol, but I can eat them without worry because I know that these foods are actually good for my body.
What is real food?
It seems like a simple question, and many of us who have been making significant lifestyle changes in order to eat real food already know the answer.
But for those who are just starting out, or have not yet made the decision to eat well and be healthy, discovering the difference between real food and what they sell in the supermarkets may be both surprising and life-changing.
If you have not heard the news, TED Talks recently denied the allegation that they have a relationship with Monsanto as well as the claim that they are banning all talks regarding GMO food.
Implicit in the denial was a strong suggestion that local organizers of TEDx Talks ban any talks regarding GMOs as well as any subjects they regard as “pseudoscience”.
If TED Talks curators took their own advice, they would ban Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, Galileo and Einstein. So much for “ideas worth spreading”.
Whenever I write about foie gras, people get upset. Getting upset is natural when you are ignorant of facts.
There are so many myths about foie gras production. People think the animals are harmed and that foie gras is not traditional.
But, in reality, foie gras is a traditional food. In fact, foie gras is a natural process that happens in the wild.
On Saturday, May 25th, people are taking to the streets to express their disgust and outrage for Monsanto, the multinational corporation that is poisoning our planet and ruining our food supply.
There will be marches happening in every major U.S. city and around the world. 135 events in 18 countries and counting. So far, almost 15,000 people have RSVPd.
Cheerios is getting slammed for GMOs on their Facebook page. Consumers used Cheerios’ Facebook marketing campaign to give the brand an earful about GMOs, also known as genetically modified foods.
Cheerios had posted an “app” on their Facebook that allowed fans to post a word or two about how they felt about Cheerios. Due to all the consumer backlash against GMOs, Cheerios pulled their app off the web.
I love Hawaii. It’s one of my favorite places in the whole world. If you’ve ever been there, you know how precious and beautiful it is.
If you care about Hawaii and the environment, you simply must watch this movie, Stop Monsanto from Poisoning Hawai’i. It’s truly shocking. But nothing’s really shocking when it comes to Monsanto, makers of Agent Orange, DDT, Roundup, Posilac (synthetic growth hormone fed to dairy cows), etc.