Resources

Eating Local:

Locate A Local Farmers Market In Your State

Michael Pollan on the most asked food questions-why is organic food more expensive, why you should avoid feedlot meat, spotting genetically engineered food

Eat Well Guide-directory of fresh, locally grown, and sustainably produced food and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

Eat Wild-information on the benefits of grass-fed beef in comparison to conventional, and a directory of farmers who raise humanely treated, 100% pastured-raised animal products free of hormones and antibiotics.

Local Harvest-Locate locally grown produce at farmers markets, family farms, CSAs, farm stands, and u-pick produce.

Charlotte Metro Farmers Market

Industrial food systems versus local food system from Nourish

Weight Loss:

Exposing the Diet Myth: Diets Make You Eat Less

Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?

Emotional Eating-from the DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

Inflammation: The Silent Killer-from Time Magazine

Traditional Diets VS Modern Diet: The Reason We Are Sick, Fat & Tired

Healthy Shopping:

EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks-Center for Science in the Public Interest

Not your grandma’s milk-Milk is one of the oldest foods, but the milk Americans are drinking today is not the same milk, or even close to what our grandparents drank.

Anthropology of Food:

Why do we eat what we eat? University of Alabama

What are we eating? What the average American consumes in a year

Detoxification:

Juicy Recipes for Health

Chemical Cuisine:

The Pollution Within Us by National Geographic-A scientific look at how the simple act of living brings us into contact with thousands of chemicals. Modern chemistry keeps insects from ravaging crops, lifts stains from carpets, and saves lives. But the ubiquity of chemicals is taking a toll.

Hidden Sources of MSG

Healthy Living:

Dead Weight-A Look At The Connection Between BMI and Likelihood of Death-Being fat will literally kill you, before you eat that second helping, take a look at this demo-graph by GOOD.

Get Off The Couch Because Sitting Is Killing You-An informative infograph provided by Medical Coding that shows the dangers of long term sitting.

Why Are Americans Getting Fatter? Did you know that Americans spend more money on fast food than entertainment? Learn other interesting facts via this infographic

Healthy Eating/Healthy Planet:

Meat Eaters Guide by the Sustainable Table

Factory Farm Nation- How America Turned Its Livestock Farms into Factories, from Food & Water Watch

FAQs on Grass-fed Beef

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

Relationship Between Climate Change and Meat Eating

Antibiotics: Our Growing Resistance to Them & the Link to the Meat Industry by Sustainable Table  

Healthy Eating Plate-Harvard Health Publications worked with nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health to revise the version of the USDA’s MyPlate. The various components now have explanations and ideal choices in each category, including what choices should be limited.

Smart Seafood Choices-Food and Water Watch provides choices for cleaner, safer and more sustainable seafood choices

Seafood Buying Guide-Food and Water Watch provides this guide to explain why certain choices are recommended and help you ask the right questions to make informed decisions

Tap Water Guide-Tap Guide to Safe Tap Water, how to read your water quality report and selecting the best filtration system for your home

Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of “Fruit Drinks”

Traditional Cooking:

Healthy Recipe Substitutions-This incredible chart from Heavenly Homemakers helps to adapt almost any baking recipe into a healthier version.

Cooking Heritage Chickens

Why you should buy a heritage turkey from Slow Food USA

Slow Food USA Ark of Taste-Heritage foods recognized by Slow Food USA, listing by region of origin

Acid – Alkaline Balance:

Food Table on Acid Base-Institute for Prevention and Nutrition

The Gerson Institute Diet-suggested foods for those with cancer

Cost of Chronic Disease:

The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States-Over 162 million cases of seven common chronic diseases — cancers, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions — were reported in The United States in 2003. These conditions shorten lives, reduce quality of life, and create considerable burden for caregivers. The following map shows how states compare based on the prevalence of the seven common chronic diseases. Milken Institute

Homesteading:

How Much Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land? A great infograph that shows you how much backyard you’d need to be self-sustainable from One Block Off the Grid.

Why We Need Bees-Learn about how important bees are in putting food on our table with this informative PDF from the Natural Resources Defense Council, adapted from Forgotten Pollinators by E.O. Wilson. Learn about the products produced by bees and colony collapse disorder.

 

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