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Tomatoes, Flavor, Health, Agriculture and Hope

October 30, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I spent most of my ‘growing up’ years in California, where tomatoes enjoy a long growing season. That was a lucky thing for me, as eating vine fresh tomatoes, was one of the wonderful pleasures of the table.  In my memory, it definitely lived up to its old-time name, the love apple. Not being really […]

Shrinking Fish into Omega-3s

October 9, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you been reading any of the reports on omega-3 fatty acids? New studies weaken the pizzazz in the high-powered marketing magic. In this bit of marketing magic, a tasty filet from a whole fish disappears and is replaced by a few pills, spoonfuls or oil, or by an invisible processed food additives named in […]

Supplements – American Roulette

August 7, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

In many of my past blogs I have addressed the facts that supplements are not necessary (or even helpful) for most people, and that they may actually increase risks of unhealthy outcomes. It appears that educating the public and stemming the tide of thinking that supplements are necessary, or that we can depend on supplements […]

Beet Tops and Backyard Farming

July 17, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of my favorite poet/writers said, “The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create.” He goes on to say, “The food which was not, he causes to be.” Emerson, of course, lived in a different time, but I very much believe that […]

Trends in Consumer Choices Offer Hope

May 8, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Elizabeth Sloan PhD, is president of Sloan Trends, Inc., a San Diego based consulting firm providing trends, insights and predictions for modern foods, functional foods, nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals for the food service and food processor industry. The term ‘modern foods’ well fits Sloan’s audience, but the positive spin food processors put on it (“Better […]

Sidekicks – This Is Outrageous

April 27, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses a new “nutritional” product for children.

Wondering What Weird Stuff Is in Our Food?

March 30, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you glanced at the ingredient list on the side of a box? Have you seen a list of mysterious ingredients; some making you lose your appetite? Have you been slimed? Who you gonna call? Maybe Ghost Busters, but certainly not the food processors or the USDA, who say ‘pink slime’ is a perfectly safe, […]

Replenishing Nutrients After a Workout

March 9, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the best way to replenish your body after exercise.

Casting Fish for Weekly Plate Space

March 6, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

My grandmother always said: “fish is brain food.” I’m puzzled where that idea came from. She never went to high school; where did that ‘old wives tale’ (tall fish tale) come from? I worry that you may think that I’ve been lured, hook, line and sinker by my grandmother’s concept, but it appears all these […]

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 […]