Yes, they did, even though it’s rare that people can agree on what constitutes good nutrition.
What we eat is influenced by our own personal heritage, and then we’re oft-confused by science and contradictory claims (butter is good, no butter is bad.
Low-fat is bad, but it was once good; paleo is the best, no…vegan is).
The fight to rid our food system of unnecessary antibiotics took a step forward last week with McDonald’s and Costco announcing they would both rid their chicken supplies of antibiotics commonly used for humans.
For years now, groups like the Pew Charitable Trust, the Union of Concerned Scientists as well as concerned congressmen and women have been working to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock due to antibiotic resistance.
Probably not, but let’s back up for a minute.
With little fanfare, Rep. Nita Lowey (D, NY) introduced HR 3772 “Stop Obesity in Schools Act of 2015” about a month ago.
The press didn’t jump on the story, and in Congress, it was assigned to a committee (where the majority of bills, after gaining little or no traction, die a lonely death).
Amidst news of glyphosate showing up in US mother’s breast milk, GMO crop failures(and subsequent farmer hardships) in India, and the threat of US farmers losing market share in the Chinese grain market due to GMO seeds, a bill that would restrict states’ power to pass GMO labeling law was proposed in the Senate this week.
The idea that food connects us all is ever-present during the holiday season, but the notion of a National Food Policy—guidelines ensuring that those food connections are truly healthy and sustainable—is not something that necessarily graces the table.
But, perhaps it should be.
As we enter into the holiday season, it may be time to think a little more about our food system and ways in which we’d like to see it change.
In the search of news on organic food this past week, you may have read this Wall Street Journal article, which attempted to disprove the benefits of organic food.
We didn’t buy it.
Never mind that the facts stated in the article were somewhat obscure and thin (one study from Israel does not make a solid argument for the world), and one-sided.