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How Do You Know What Food Labels Mean and Whether They’re Trustworthy?

So You Know Which Food Labels Are Trustworthy?

It may come as a surprise to some, but buying foods labeled cage-free or grass-fed does not necessarily mean that those items are what they say they are, or what we assume they mean.  This can be really frustrating if you are trying to do your best to purchase humane and sustainable food, not to mention that foods labeled with these claims are often more expensive.  Do you pay extra for organic, or non-GMO, or hormone-free foods?  Do you know which labels are reliable?  Read on for more information and sources for identifying which labels you can trust. 

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Bryant Terry’s 5 Essentials for a Modern, Soulful Kitchen — Expert Essentials

2013_02_13-bryant.jpgBryant Terry is an energetic and passionate man, self-described as an eco chef, author, and social justice activist. He first came to my attention in 2006 when he co-authored the book Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen with his friend Anna Lappe. He has since gone on to author two more vegan cookbooks, with a third one in the works. What does this spokesman for local, sustainable, and delicious food think are the top essentials for a modern, socially engaged, soulful kitchen? More



10 Terrific Food Documentaries To Stream On Netflix Tonight

2013-2-12-movies.jpgWhenever I'm hunting for a movie to watch on a Friday night, I inevitably find myself scrolling through the documentaries on Netflix. Thankfully, there are quite a few great ones, particularly in the food space. Here are 10 food documentaries you should add to your Instant View queue: More



FLOTUS Tweets Out a Kimchi Recipe — Food News

2013-2-8-news.jpgLast week First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted that she picked Napa cabbage from her garden, and was using it to make kimchi. She even shared the recipe! Her version calls for five Thai chili peppers per two heads of cabbage, so it's mighty spicy... and just how we like it! Get the recipe below: More



My Kitchen Treat: Sustainably-Raised Meat

We're each sharing our kitchen treats with you this week, that special thing that makes our food or time in the kitchen more delicious. My choice might be a little controversial because it's a big no-no for some people, but for others, it's as ordinary and basic as any staple. For me, it's something I only buy once in a while, and when I do, it's a very special treat. Yes, my friends, when I treat myself in the kitchen, I do it with meat. More



My Kitchen Treat: Sustainably-Raised Meat

We're each sharing our kitchen treats with you this week, that special thing that makes our food or time in the kitchen more delicious. My choice might be a little controversial because it's a big no-no for some people, but for others, it's as ordinary and basic as any staple. For me, it's something I only buy once in a while, and when I do, it's a very special treat. Yes, my friends, when I treat myself in the kitchen, I do it with meat. More



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