I'm started something new on Fridays: a lot of people read the Eating Eden Blog, but they are not connected with Eating Eden on facebook. Unfortunately, those people miss out on the links, studies and food updates that I post on facebook through-out the week.
So, on Fridays I will post a summary of the miscellaneous information, which I have posted on facebook through-out the week.
Now, I'm just trying to think of a clever name... how about Facebook Friday Re-Cap? Nah... Facebook Friday Findings? Ehh...
How about... In a Nut Shell ?
Hmm! In a Nut Shell
Yeah, I like it. It speaks "food" and it means to summarize. Perfect ;)
Now that we have the name out of the way...
Here are the facebook posts for the week, In A Nut Shell...
See, the name works nicely! Yeah?
Margarine: A new study has found that a chemical found in large quantities in margarine causes aggression - and researchers say it should not be fed to school pupils.
Read the study HERE.
Deal find at Growing Up Natural: Natural Health Magazine subscription for $3.76!
Grab the details HERE.
A bacteria found in soil called Mycobacterium has been found to effect the same neurons as Prozac, offering people a natural lift in mood. This is just one more great reason to get out in the garden and grow your own foods!
Read the article HERE.
Be An Informed Consumer: Know what's in your food! Watch for **potassium bromate** on labels.
Watch the newscast HERE.
A 10-minute video that is worth watching, especially if you think you don't have "enough room" to grow your own food. This family produces ** 6,000 POUNDS ** of food per year on only ONE-TENTH of an acre of land in the city of Pasadena! Very inspiring video!
Watch it HERE.
Illnesses tied to dog treats from China.
Read the info HERE.
Be An Informed Consumer: Know what's in your food & where it comes from! Buy local when possible, and thoroughly read product labels and ingredients. USDA certified products made in China?!
Watch the video HERE.
GMO crops in the U.S. and their subsequent use in our national food supply: 93% of soy, 86% of corn, 93% of cotton, and 93% of canola seed planted in the U.S. in 2010 were genetically engineered. These crops are commonly present in a wide variety of foods.
List of soy-derived ingredients HERE.
Read about corn-derived ingredients HERE.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 million pounds of "pink slime” for school lunches.
Read more HERE.
What is Quinoa? How to use it and how to cook it?
Check out this website HERE.
Unbeknownst to most consumers, many steaks sold in America are mechanically tenderized, a process that makes meat more tender but can transfer bacteria into the center of the steak.
Read the article HERE.
Gerber voluntarily recalled one lot of Gerber Good Start Gentle Powdered Infant Formula, 23.2 ounce plastic package, because the affected product might have an off-odor noticeable to some consumers. In some cases, spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints have been reported. The recall applies to batch GXP1684, expiration date of March 5, 2013.
Recall press release HERE.
This chart explains what vegetables to plant near each other in your garden.
See it HERE.