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I saw GMO OMG on Sunday and it has really got me thinking about Genetically Modified Organisms (FOOD) and how it is so difficult to find food without them. Check out the movie yourself and see if you don’t find yourself asking what is on your plate. - AK

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? - 
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I saw GMO OMG on Sunday and it has really got me thinking about Genetically Modified Organisms (FOOD) and how it is so difficult to find food without them. Check out the movie yourself and see if you don’t find yourself asking what is on your plate. - AK

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? -

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From Social Kitchen and Bar in Birmingham, MI. #food #stickybun #castiron

From Social Kitchen and Bar in Birmingham, MI. #food #stickybun #castiron

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Finally ate at Norma’s on Sunday -AK #chickenfriedchicken #breakfast #food

Finally ate at Norma’s on Sunday -AK #chickenfriedchicken #breakfast #food


Why Bees Matter


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Why Bees Matter

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Ew! Peek Inside 50 People’s Refrigerators

A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FINDS THAT IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, THEN WE HAVE BECOME SOME VERY STRANGE CREATURES INDEED.

Ew! Peek Inside 50 People’s Refrigerators

A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FINDS THAT IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, THEN WE HAVE BECOME SOME VERY STRANGE CREATURES INDEED.

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Herbow by Chang Chung-Wei,  Chang Yu-Hui,  Hsu Hao-Po

Herbow is a window planter ‘tray’ that enables people to grow small crops outside their windows while shielding their interior space from the rain. It enlarges the city’s planting area, enhances the view from buildings, and generates renewal.

Herbow is a window shelter concept designed with urban farming and city greening in mind. With it, people can grow herbs and small vegetables in pots beside their windows as if they were planting them in a garden. By swingingHerbow upwards, it becomes a window shelter that blocks the harsh sunlight and the rain. At the same time, the plants are watered and grow naturally. 

An eave has been designed to extend over the shelter to stop water falling through the gap between Herbow and the window frame. Holes on two sides of Herbow allow for drainage of excess water. People can conveniently bring the pots inside for decoration or consumption. The city can be a greener landscape with fresher air when everyone grows their own vegetables onHerbow.

Wow this is a great idea. -AK

Brunch at Oddfellows by Lopiccolo on Flickr.
eat better, feel better. 

eat better, feel better. 

FOOD CHEMICALS: Bananas will soon have New Industrialized Chemical Spray…May be Deadly for Those Allergic to Shrimp, Crab (and no longer vegan)

(And if the FDA holds true to its long history, there won’t be any warning labels)

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Why Bananas Might Not Be Vegan Anymore

Your bananas may soon become non-vegan! How can that be? It turns out, a new spray-on coating designed to lengthen the shelf life of bananas may contain animal parts. At the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society this week, scientists unveiled a spray that reportedly will keep bananas from ripening for up to 12 extra days by killing the bacteria that causes the fruit to turn brown so quickly.

the coating includes chitosan, a derivative of shrimp and crab shells, so if the coating reaches the banana (not just the peel), the fruit would no longer be considered vegan. Additionally, shellfish and seafood are two of the most common causes of allergies.

“Someone who eats a banana every day—and many people do—could develop an allergy or a low-grade reaction to the shellfish where she or he didn’t originally have one”

(Currently, the coating is not available in stores. [The] research team is hoping to replace one of the ingredients in the spray, so it may be a while before this becomes a reality.)

I am not Vegan but holy shit this is nuts! Wax, in my opinion, is one thing, but I feel like this is something completely different. - AK