This week we delve into why food tends to get a pass, from progressive thinkers — and why it surely shouldn’t! We also tackle the mysteries of the deep: how marine-life-under-cellophane (aka ‘seafood’) labels mislead consumers, and why it matters (hint: it really really really matters). Mediterranean diet advocates encourage fish-eating: so should we do it? Also, we have exciting Kickstarter news to report, some great new recipes, a cookbook review, and even (gasp) some sweetness and light from the food-news dispatch. Listen!
“The push for mandatory GMO labeling continues to gain momentum around the country, as consumers clamor for food industry transparency. Several recent news stories highlight the inevitability of the shifting tides, making conscious eaters optimistic and chemical companies (presumably) quite nervous…”
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We cover some serious ground this week, so buckle up and hang on! HSUS offers a Congressional report card, on ag legislation affecting animal treatment. We embrace a diverse food ethics community, then throw stuff deliciously about the kitchen (recipes included!). Dawn cooks for vegan hounds. Food industry inches towards federal GMO labeling — but don’t get too excited, rotten motives may be in play. And we’re tickled to announce our first cookbook giveaway — comment to enter!