Is healthy eating only a luxury possibility?

The Value of Cooperation

Leslie A. Cook,

I have learned many things from the experience of owning a cafe,  but my most important lesson is that putting good and wholesome food on a table is by nature a cooperative venture. Even if we imagine ourselves to be independent, we are not. I believe that recognizing our interdependence and building on it makes us better.

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Consider the Water Impact of the Food You Eat

How Does Your Garden Grow? And Use Water?

By Don's Early Light, Donald J. Brix, Ph.D.

Have you ever thought about the amount of water required to produce and deliver the food we eat? It turns out that not all foods are created equal in regard to their water impact on the environment.

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Doctors -- when you need them, but try not to need them

Food Wisdom: Medicine has its place, but maintaining your good health is best

By Don's Early Light, Donald J. Brix, Ph.D.

"When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need." -- Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

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Thinking about real food costs in terms of distance travelled

The distance your food travels to get to your table

By Donovan Wilkin, Ph.D.

My breakfast today consisted of a bowl of raisin bran with rice milk, a serving of blueberries, and a banana.  In terms of promoting my long-term health, this meal does a good job.  In terms of promoting the long-term health of the planet, it sucks.  


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