Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday's Green Market Specials

Today’s Green Market has free steak, a huge deal on cheese, and a Terrain combination that is perfect for spring pollen season.
Click here to listen to Jordan Rubin discussing today’s Green Market Daily Specials! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Food Freedom

You might say that they’re keeping the “Maine” thing the main thing. More specifically, Sedgwick, Maine, is the first town in Maine—and perhaps the nation—to vote unanimously to adopt the Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance, which exempts direct farm sales from state and federal licensing and inspection.

That is a significant accomplishment, too, and could readily set the precedent for other towns wanting to preserve small-scale farming and food processing. In fact, other towns are in the process of following suit, particularly three other towns in the same Maine county—namely Penobscot, Brooksville, and Blue Hill—have already voted on, or will be voting on, the ordinance at or prior to their town meetings. That same ordinance also exempts foods made in the home kitchen. They will be free to buy and sell as well.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Radiant Results

If you’re among those who just completed the 10-Day Daniel Diet, then you’ve most likely seen some amazing outcomes in your health and beyond. You might even call them radiant results—and with good reason.

Most of us know that eating veggies and fruits is a good habit for overall health, but it can also work wonders for your skin, giving it a younger and tanned appearance. Researchers at the University of Bristol studied the effects of carotenoids, or yellow or red antioxidants, in fruits and vegetables such as yellow and red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, carrots and melons and found that they not only support a healthy immune system and fertility, but they also play a significant role in healthier skin.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Horsing Around

The phrase “horsing around” typically has fun and laughter associated with it, but this type of horsing around
is sobering:  our nation is on the verge of reinstating killing horses to be used as food, a practice Congress did away with in 2007, but lapsed in 2011. Now companies countrywide are gearing up to re-engage slaughtering horses for food—a topic of heated controversy.

Many animal rights organizations say that legalizing the killing of horses for meat is cruel and could result in unsafe meat.  Those who support the practice cite that horses are consumed worldwide anyway and that it would prove highly profitable for American companies to join in—with current plans only to export the horse meat processed here in the States.