Tests Reveal Mislabeling of Fish. Now this is seriously disturbing: According to recent research that uses new technology to analyze the genetics of store-bought fish, about 20-25% of fish is “fraudulently identified.” In some species the mislabeling runs as high as 70% and includes substituting over-fished species for sustainable species. Testing in Canada and the US has even “detected meat from endangered sharks being sold to diners.”
New American Nutritional Guidelines. This week the USDA ditched the food pyramid. Instead they’re introducing a new visual: The Food Plate. The idea is that the plate is easier to understand and easier to translate visually into what kinds (and how much) food should be on our plates. Here is an article from The Atlantic on the switch.
Forks Over Knives. This new documentary looks at the claim that much of our ill-health–such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer–could be averted by simply changing our eating habits. It traces the personal journeys of two researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. It was filemd in Canada, the US and China. It’s currently showing at the AMC Forum 22 and in other theatres across the country.
Lufa Farms. Did you know that the first commercial rooftop greenhouse farm is in Montreal? You can even sign-up for a CSA basket from them. Very Cool!
Simplifying the No-Knead Bread Recipe. I’m a huge fan of easy home-made bread so I was delighted to see this post from Simple Bites. How easy is the recipe? Basically, mix the ingredients together, ignore them, and then bake. Seriously!