Have you ever wondered why our food has become so industrialized? Where some of those chemicals that are in almost everything, came from?
Top grocery stores, such as Trader Joe's, Aldi, Whole Foods and Marsh, refuse to sell GE fish.
How to define an egg shed? Let's look at the definition of watershed to give the egg shed concept more shape. A watershed is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as: "The area of land where all of the water that is under it, or drains off of it, goes into the same place". Based on the definition of a watershed, an egg shed could be defined as: the eggs produced within a certain distance that go to a specific place. That place could be your kitchen.
Buying chocolate should be an informed decision. There are many factors to consider about chocolate production and where your chocolate comes from.
Try these tasty alternatives to Bluefin Tuna and support sustainable seafood.
Even as the months begin to get colder, a gardener's work is never done. Find out how to can pumpkin and winter squash for those over-abundant fall harvests.
HOMEGROWN.org introduces Find Good Food, a new page that includes national and state-by-state resources for locating family farmed eats near you. Read it! Share it! Add to it! Make it your own-and help make it even better.
Canning peppers using a pressure canner is an easy way to preserve this tasty, versatile crop. Learn how to can peppers with the USDA Guide to Home Canning.
As people become more educated about the benefits of growing their own food, home canning has seen a revival in the kitchen. Canning okra will help you keep the beneficial flavor, color and taste of your veggies without the added preservatives. Knowing what is in your food makes all the hard work worth it!
are at the vanguard of thoughtful sourcing, choosing local, sustainable farms
and cooking seasonally.
Five people and two U.S. honey processors were charged with 'honey laundering'. Investigators found illegally imported honey from China.
Make your own "ginger bug" and natural soda from nothing more than ginger root, sugar, water, and fruit juice. The ginger bug, soda starter culture of healthy bacteria, consumes the natural sugars present in fruit juice and causes carbonation to make a fun experiment and soda pop you don't need to be afraid to give your children.
Don't let your corn go to waste! Canning corn is a great way to fill your pantry with homegrown vegetables.
According to FDA data, the quantity of antibiotics sold for livestock use in this country continues to rise, topping 29 million pounds in 2011
. This has a direct effect on the efficacy these same drugs will have on us. Sam Spitz has personal experience with a resistant illness and FamilyFarmed.org
asked him to tell his story. It's a cautionary tale that should have us all making better food choices. Read how we can all influence the campaign to end the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and keep antibiotics working for us when we need them!
Well-seasoned cast iron cookware is a joy to cook with.
Descriptions on oil labels are not defined by law, and are sometimes deceptive. Learn what these terms - such as cold-pressed, expeller-pressed and extra virgin - really mean, and which terms indicate quality.
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
Homemade yogurt is better than what you'll find in grocery stores, usually less expensive than store-bought, and also devoid of the preservatives, stabilizers, fillers and sweeteners found in most grocery store yogurts. Making yogurt is easy, plus, homemade yogurt can surpass commercial yogurt in flavour and texture.
Don't let your carrot crop go to waste! Canning carrots is a great way to fill your pantry with colorful, tasty vegetables.
Due to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics deep ties with the food industry, including such corporate giants as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, and PepsiCo, their genuine credibility as a nutritional organization is called into question.