Monday, February 22, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I'm not a vegetarian, but at the same time, if I buy beef or chicken I'd prefer it to be from a more natural source (especially after watching the food-inc movie), and one of the sources for a really tasty grass-fed,organic burger is Panorama. I can find this at HEB thankfully, and I really apprecaite what this company is doing different. Per their site:
By raising only English breeds of cattle on organic grasses, legumes and range forage and in low-stress, humane conditions, Panorama is able to offer the most flavorful and tender grass-fed beef in the country. Our cattle are never implanted with hormones, fed animal byproducts or treated with antibiotics.
Burgers made with this meat are tasty and lean, and the price isn't that bad compared to normal shelf beef. I just wish that this was a little bit easier to find at stores.
I considered vegetarianism back in college, but the fact is I enjoy chicken, beef and fish enough that I couldn't ever make the switch. The other deterrent is the fact that research I've read suggests that "flexitarians", or those who only occasionally eat meat but mostly build their diets on plants, tend to live longer than vegetarians. Then there's always the B-12 argument too, that this can only be found in animal products, which seems to imply that we were not designed to be vegetarian. But that's just my own opinion.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I just read this article about the manufacturer of aspartame remarketing aspartame as "AminoSweet". It doesn't matter what they call it: if I eat/drink anything with it, it dries out my mouth and gives me a headache. It never ceases to amaze me how well this stuff sells, though. Every time I'm at the store, there are carts loaded with cases of diet sodas. Clearly this stuff sells, even though its safety is debatable.
Here's another amusing article about a lawsuit involving an ASDA grocery store labeling aspartame as "nasty". I'm in complete agreement.