Friday food news roundup
I’d never heard of this term in relation to farming, but apparently gleaning is taking all the little leftovers from a crop harvest. The farmer wasn’t going to do anything with it. Might as well use this extra stuff to help other and advance to Eagle at the same time.Click here to read full story
Do you enjoy the taste of organic food but you're turned off by the price? If you're willing to do some creative shopping and cooking, you can enjoy the freshness and goodness of organic foods without breaking your food budget.Click here to read the full story
After a decade-long gestation period, the Food and Drug Administration has finally ordered that food and cosmetics manufacturers that color their products with carmine and cochineal list them by name in ingredient lists. Until now, these colorings, extracted from the dried bodies of the tiny cochineal bug, have been hidden under the terms "artificial colors" or "color added." Naming those ingredients on labels will help people who suffered allergic reactions determine if the colors were the culprits.Click here to read the full story
Hooray, it is your baby’s first birthday! Your little one has probably marked off some major milestones in this first year…her first smile, her first tooth, and maybe even her first step. And now it is time for her first birthday party, and her first birthday cake! If her exposure to sweets has been limited up to this point, this may not be the time to hit her with all of the processed sugars and preservatives found in a traditional cake. Try one of these healthier cake options instead.
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