Good morning reader friends! As I write this I'm at my sister's in Ypsilanti (by Ann Arbor) trying to get some work done while she has the kids at the pool, but it's proving impossible, because tomorrow's air show jets are practicing, RIGHT OVERHEAD!!! I'm so excited for tomorrow I'm giddy. 🙂 But I'll try to chill out so I can gather around some interesting stuff for you to read over today…
- Thank you to Colleen who sent me this scary link, Arsenic found in Mott's apple juice. “Testing by a local consumer group has found arsenic in Mott's apple juice, at more than five times the level of arsenic allowed in drinking water. Mott's, like some other juice makers, uses apple concentrate from China in its products. Arsenic-based pesticides, no longer applied to apples in this country, are still used in Chinese orchards.” Another good reason to go organic, or better yet, to buy less and less of your food from the store and more from your favorite farmers.
- Check out this great post from Jill recently, Food manufacturers go healthy, NOT. “In a marketing attempt to lure consumers to their products, food manufacturers are using an old concept towards bigger profits. This old “new” idea is to hide healthy food in their nutrient poor, manufactured products. This may fool some, but not us!”
- Another post I liked last week from Melissa: I eat vegans for breakfast “…and lunch, and dinner. Vegetarians, too. They are delicious. Take a look in my freezer; from bacon to ground beef to whole chickens, the gang's all here.”
- Thank you, Jen, who sent me this disturbing article that shows how the mainstream is grasping at ‘healthier' foods, but wow, they're still way off the mark, and the big, HUGE, profitable soybean industry is loving every minute of it. Indiana state fair first to ban trans fat oils from fried treats. Jen had this to say, “Get this, this year's theme at the Indiana State Fair (held here in Indy) is Year of Soy Beans. *SIGH* AND, they're going to fry foods in “healthy” soy and corn oils!! Ugh!” Jen also noticed the links at the bottom of this page all about soybeans. Their marketing people are slick when they feature them as a fun, healthy food, but us Real Foodies are too smart to fall for that nonsense and know that soybeans are really not good for us… (More on this topic tomorrow: Is edamame good for us?)
- Did you see all the great comments and ideas that came in on Friday's post, More ideas for how to use grass fed ground beef?
As always, I'd love to hear your comments on these articles or any others you came across recently!
Have a great week!