Archive for June, 2011

USDA's myPlate

Real food plus USDA’s MyPlate

Published on: June 29, 2011 at 11 am

MyPlate doesn’t distinguish between fresh, whole foods and processed, preservative-happy foodlike substances. How can real foodies reconcile their emphasis on natural ingredients with the USDA’s recommendations?

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Examining Perdue’s ‘better chicken’ claim

Published on: June 28, 2011 at 12 pm

Recently, Perdue launched a new marketing campaign: “We believe in a better chicken.” The slogan implies that Perdue gives its birds a better quality of life than competitors.

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Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Eat less meat

Published on: June 24, 2011 at 12 pm

If you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint, the takeaway is clear — eating less meat is more effective than eating local. I suggest you try both.

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