Chemicals in Agriculture: Food or Poison?

By Dina Eliash Robinson About 70 years ago, when a catastrophic Depression, Dust-Bowl and widespread hunger struck the United States, the government responded by devising well-intended agricultural policies which have resulted in some unintended—but almost … Read More

Who’s Afraid Of Food Labels?

By Dina Eliash Robinson Fair disclosure: Some dozen years ago, spooked by too much information about our food supply, Lewis and I switched to buying and eating organic foods, grown locally or within the closest … Read More

RANT

President Obama’s last State of the Union address included a call to a “moonshot”-like mission to find cures for cancer. He entrusted Vice President Joe Biden—who recently lost his son to cancer—to spearhead the project. … Read More

Eat Your Way To Cardiovascular Fitness

Favorite Foods That Prevent Heart Disease And Help Clear Blocked Arteries Without Pharmaceuticals Or Surgery by Dina Eliash Robinson INTRODUCTION—The Good News Docs Getting On The Nutrition Bandwagon International Focus Economic Advantages and Gastronomic Pleasures … Read More

SHORT TAKE

Congress Votes To Repeal Mandated Labeling Of Meat Products, Blocking Consumers’ Ability To Make Healthy Food Choices May 2015— It took more than a decade to pass and include in the 2008 Farm Bill the … Read More

Nutrition Training in Medical Schools

Congress Tackles Nutrition Studies As Medical Tool With ENRICH ACT By Dina Eliash Robinson With a proposed $15 million grant to fund it, the bipartisan “Expanding Nutrition’s Role in Curricula & Healthcare” (ENRICH ACT—H.R. 1411) bill … Read More

Save Water, Health & Time

By Dina Eliash Robinson Water—clean, uncontaminated and fit to drink—is the world’s most precious, and increasingly scarce commodity. As the planet heats up and its population grows, we’re in danger of running out of this … Read More

More Food Tips (Part II)

By Catharine L. Kaufman—a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink  Hello again, fellow foodies! Here is the second batch of 10 tried and true food handling, storing and cooking tips for your collection. Some of these I stumbled … Read More

Short Takes

Australian Scientists Breed Non-GM Durum Wheat In Salty Soil Leading the world from Down Under, scientists at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute in New South Wales responded to the encroaching salinity caused by … Read More