Weekend reads: Sulfites in organic wine, curbing food waste and more
First lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity campaign gets its first one-hour cable television outing on October 29, when TV One's 'Washington Watch with Roland Martin' will premiere a special episode, 'Let's Move With First Lady Michelle Obama'. In an interview shot on the White House grounds and by the Kitchen Garden, Mrs. Obama will discuss the cornerstones of her national initiative with host Roland Martin, with a particular focus on the impact of childhood obesity on African Americans, and the complicated challenges involved in changing this.
That Mark Bittman has cooked pretty much everything during his career is what has made him a household name (at least among New York Times subscribers). When he proclaimed that 'Food Matters', the Michael Pollan-esque manifesto on thoughtful — sustainable, simple, and thus healthy — eating, everyone else listened. Or they should have.
The word “consume” can mean both to waste and to eat. We in the United States consume in two senses of the word–both eating and wasting — but we may be wasting a whole lot more than we’d think.
The USDA organic standards exist to ensure consumers that the food and agricultural products they are purchasing have been produced without synthetic additives, pesticides or chemicals. A new proposed amendment to the organic regulations by Organic Vintners, a wine importer and retailer, seeks to weaken the USDA organic wine standards and allow the use of synthetically produced sulfites in organic wine.
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