JULY 5th:Â KIDS TODAY!
JULY 7th:Â WHAT THE KIDS ARE UP TO IN THE KITCHEN
JULY 17th:Â ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SAY, “TAKE OUR JOBS!”
JULY 18th:Â SUMMER SQUASH BY ANY OTHER NAME
JULY 21st:Â TAKE THIS QUIZ
AUGUST 1st: WWW FOOD RECAP
Appetite for Profit Michele Simon, a public health lawyer whose first book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back exposed Big Food’s duplicity in marketing and lobbying. In this website, she writes about the corporate greed of all kinds and policy solutions.
The Center for Food Safety works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
Chow Huge website full of food news, recipes and blog.
Culinate Website engaged in an ongoing conversation about eating well.Â Content â€” articles, cooking tips, interviews, recipes, podcasts, food news, blog posts â€” helps people put real food at the center of their lives.
*Â Â Cook Up Fun Tommy is a teen compiling a website of his cooking efforts.Â Family health issues inspired him to take up the mantle of head chef for his household, proving that cooking can be done by kids.
Eat Wild Safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles.Â Website provides a direct link to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products.
Eat Drink & Be Website jumps into the heart of food news, discussing every topic imaginable:Â GMOs, local food, agricultural practices, food recalls and legislation.
*Â Fast Food Free Soon to be non-profit organization,Â a website set up by Koa Halpern, a 12-year-old who vegetarian and a boy with big vision.Â Aimed at creating awareness about the nutritional reality of fast food, his mission is to reduce the consumption of fast food through education and community awareness resulting in healthier people and a better world.Â Fast Food Free hopes to partner with other non-profits and companies to help achieve their mission.Â Itâ€™s a sophisticated site with good information about fitness, nutrition, comparing fast to real food, fast food restaurant alternatives, and links to other sites.Â Cute cartoon sketches pepper the site, making good points about sustainability and healthy eating.Â And his logo is brilliant at incorporating an ironic graphic nod while making their point.
Food & Water Watch is a website that tells you everything you could ever dream of asking about your water supply.Â Before you go out and buy another bottle of water, read this.Â Protect your health, wallet and planet all at the same time.
Food Politics Daily blog of Marion Nestle, professor in the Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Department at New York University.Â She also writes a monthly column in the San Francisco Chronicle. She is current on recent food-related legislation and discussion, and offers pithy commentary.
Gluten-Free Goddess If you’re celiac, or just want to explore the gluten- or wheat-free possibilities for the sake of better health, this website will take you there.Â Karina Allrich is the queen of gluten-free baking, experimenting with all sorts of flours inÂ combination to produce the best baking results.Â Posts include How to Go Gluten-Free, Bread Machine Baking Tips and Gluten-Free Diet ABCs.
Green Guerillas An organization that helps neighborhoods cultivate community gardens.
In the Raw A Renaissance Woman and former 300-pounder gives her preparations in assuming a raw food lifestyle.Â Website explores raw food in all its glory:Â Fruit, Icebox Pickles, Infused waters, the author’s First Raw Thanksgiving, Transitioning to a Raw Food Lifestyle.
Mark Bittman Website about ingredients and recipes by this avid home cook since 1968, a journalist for nearly as long, and a professional food writer since 1980.Â In 1987 he became the senior writer (later editor) of Cook’s (the predecessor of Cook’s Illustrated), and in 1990 began writing for The New York Times.Â His books are How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything (Vegetarian), The Best Recipes in the World and Food Matters. His videos, The Minimalist appear monthly on The Today Show.
Mercola Dr Mercola offers medical and nutrition advice on everything from supplements to GMOs.Â Opinionated and comprehensive, nothing escapes his commentary.
* Minifridge and Microwave Blogger Chris cooks at college â€“ using a microwave â€“ proving that cooking can be done with rudimentary appliances found in a dorm room.
No Free Refills If youâ€™re concerned about packaging, here is a website devoted to saving Southern US forests from devastation due to deforestation from the paper industry.Â Â This site is concerned about too much packaging resulting in too fewer trees.Â There is a letter template that you can customize and email, right on their website, to the largest corporations who own the eleven largest fast food outlets in the world.Â They make it easy to cast your lot for the environment.
Real Food Rehab Practical tips on food and its preparation.Â Posts include coffee making, baby tomatoes, salad dressing, radish and butter sandwiches, salad making, 21-day cleanse.Â Writer Dana Joy Altman writes from the viewpoint that Beautiful Food is Your Birthright, and explores authentic living through eating well.
Responsible Technology The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. They investigate and report their risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.
Slow FoodUSA National program unites local schools and campus-based initiatives through promotion of local and regional foods to bring people together through their food and the people who grow it.
Take Our Jobs Undocumented farm workers provide the back-breaking work to bring the food we eat to our tables.Â US agriculture is dependent on an immigrant workforce; three-quarters of all American crop workers were born outside the US.Â Since the late 1990s at least half have not been authorized to work legally.Â As a reaction to the current high unemployment overall in the US, the United Farm Workers Union has initiated a campaign to welcome citizens and legal residents who wish to replace illegals in the field. They will use their knowledge and staff to help connectÂ unemployed Americans with farm employers.Â You can fill out a request for a job application right on the website.
* The Teen Cook Daniel is cooking and blogging his way through high school, proving that anyone with the desire can learn to whip up kitchen creations to feed yourself and your family.Â At fifteen, he’s called Australia’s Teen Cooking Sensation, a title that seems well-deserved.
VIDEO GAMES & INTERACTIVE SITES
*Â McVideo Game This game that educates kids as to what happens from pasture to plate, using a familiar corporate icon as an example. Â Adults be warned; excelling at this game may only be possible by kids.
*Â Portion Size Quiz This fun and interactive site teaches â€“ both kid and adult appropriate â€“ what portion sizes should be relative to what is usually served in this feeding-frenzied world.Â Â This is must-have information for all who eat, regardless of your size or your aspiring size.
* Whatâ€™s On Your Plate? The documentary film Whatâ€™s On Your Plate is about kids and food politics.Â Two tirteen-year-olds explore New Yor City and visit food activists, farmers, CSAs, school lunchrooms, supermarkets, fast food chains and shopkeepers to examine all aspects of the food supply and how it gets to our plate.
What’s Organic About Organic?
*Â Aimed at or created by children.