Salmon Update; Saturday 10/2 World Farm Animal Day

If you think speaking up is a waste of time hear this: the FDA has postponed the decision to approve genetically-modified salmon thanks to the outpouring of concern from numerous organizations and the public.

Soy & Cancer Research Updates

Research cited in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that soy intake reduces the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer in men and women: Results from 14 studies show that increased intake of soy resulted in a 26% reduction in prostate cancer risk. Studies showed a 30% risk reduction with soy milk and tofu consumed (1)

Why are Americans still getting osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is defined as a metabolic disease characterized by the thinning of bones. Caucasians are at greater risk for osteoporosis than African Americans & Latin Americans. Women are 6 times more likely to develop it then men and here’s a kicker--- obesity reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis!

Some (don’t) Like it Hot! A review of “Diet for a Hot Planet: The climate crisis at the end of our fork.” by Anna Lappe`

Thanks to a lack of babysitters, I got to see “Some Like it Hot” (my most favorite movie of all time) as a child. The “hot” in the title refers to jazz. I remember how the audience roared with laughter at the closing line. People walked out of the theatre ebullient, smiling and chattering about the film. The antics of Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis made a lasting impression and I was hooked.
Although “Diet for a Hot Planet” certainly may not evoke the same

The Up Side to the Egg Recall

Although I would never want anyone to contract Salmonella, the recent massive egg recall from two Iowa farms does, possibly, have an up side: People can no longer ignore human health risks from animals raised for food or their by-products. 95% of all eggs are produced at just few massive factory farms. Perhaps now people will get the message that their eggs comes from huge industrial complexes, not from some idyllic setting with rolling green hills, a pretty red barn and chickens happily pecking in the yard. That’s only for the outside of the carton or for television commercials.