'Political Food Issues'

Rack of Juices

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This is disturbing: According to an article in the Food Safety News, Mott’s Apple Juice from China (#&+@ is everything made in China these days?) is laced with more arsenic than our drinking water is allowed to have.

According to Food & Water Watch, more than 70 percent of the apple juice consumed in the United


During my trip to the farmers’ market, this past weekend, I was asked to sign an atta-boy petition to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam. Commissioner Putnam is small-farm friendly and the goal is to let him know that we appreciate those considerations–as customers of local farms–and encourage more of these sorts of changes to make it easier for …


A box of Strawberries

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From the Food Democracy Now press release

It’s springtime again and soon it will be summer and children across the country will be enjoying one of their favorite fruits — strawberries. Unfortunately, due to a poor decision last year by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, America’s children will continue to …


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Just say you’re thinking of going vegan but how will convince your kids to follow down the green path? Kids are more save the planet conscious so it might not be such a challenge. Here’s a website with 100 kid-friendly vegan recipes and as I peruse them, they’re adult friendly too.

You wouldn’t serve …


Cheetos are commonly considered a junk food.

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What 10 states have the worst eating habits?

Go ahead. Take some guesses in your head.

According to this article, data on poor eating habits and obesity are abundant and unusually well-researched. Congress funded a nationwide report which was called “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food – Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts And Their Consequences.”

The report …


Gabrielle Giffords and Buddy the Greyhound

For the past week here in Tucson, I have felt liked the walking wounded and unable to put my fingers on the keyboard, to make them dance in any kind of meaningful way. Fortunately, I was nowhere near where the gunman shot 20 people but I know the corner and like everyone else around …


Field Worker at Draper Farms
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Here at Circle of Food we received many press releases for recipes and food preparation ideas for Thanksgiving. The ones that stood out are the ones that were posted on the blog.

As I’m shutting off my computer I noticed one I overlooked called Gratitude from Food Democracy Now!

This Thanksgiving, please give thanks to …


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Phoenix, Ariz: Third Annual ThanksLIVING Celebration

ThanksLIVING offers a healthy and compassionate alternative to the traditional holiday turkey dinner. Diners will enjoy a delicious, eco-friendly, multi-course gourmet vegan meal guaranteed to appease even the most discerning palate.
* Special guest Paul Shapiro, of the Humane Society of the United States
* Blanket/towel drive for Maricopa County Animal …


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