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Downsizing Meat Consumption

February 26, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Do we need a little more motivation to cut back on meat consumption? I afraid I know the answer to that question; and it is an anguished one for a grandma whose children and grandchildren, not to mention dear friends, include so many who are so passionately attached to what the nutritional and health guidelines […]

Candy for Cows. How Healthy Is That?

December 4, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Where is nutritionism going? I can honestly say I don’t have a credible guess; every time I think that I’ve seen the new high of nutritionism’s excesses; it raises its ugly head even higher. While surfing the net I stumbled upon a CNN Money story about the poor cash-strapped farmers who are feeding their cattle […]

Healthy and Sustainable

August 28, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On August 21, 2012 I stumbled upon an article published in the Los Angeles Times titled: A ‘sustainable’ diet: Must it all be cereal and cabbage? Rosie Mestel, who wrote the LA Times article was referring to a study done in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen – a study essentially looking at whether people […]

Weighing in on Obesity

May 25, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the complexity of the obesity epidemic.

Hungry for Quality Food

April 3, 2012 by Mary Ireland

When I first heard the noise about “pink slime.” I kept an open mind. When I read that it is lean beef made from “trimmings,” I wondered if people weren’t blowing things out of proportion. I mean if you are eating beef, why not eat all of the parts? Then I read about the “exposure […]

Clarifying the Muddy World of Processed Foods

February 28, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On February 22, 2012, Caroline Scott-Thomas published her article called Processing is a dirty word – but we’ll need more of it to feed the world, in Food She begins her article by reporting on a speech given at the Global Food Safety Initiative conference in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month, by Penn State […]

Using It All

July 29, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discuss ways to use more of the produce you buy.

Reflections on Earth Day

April 22, 2011 by Mary Ireland

The Industrial Revolution moved our culture from farming to mechanization. One of the results is that we have become disconnected from nature. Farmers want rain, knowing that it is necessary for them to grow their crops. The rest of us sort of view it as a nuisance that will ruin our car wash or make […]

Brown Bagging It

November 12, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about the advantages of taking a lunch to work or school and enhances The Best Corn Bread Ever recipe.

Spending a Fortune on Food in Order to Eat Healthily

October 20, 2010 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses a study that leads us to eating a heart-healthy diet without breaking the food budget.