The Good Food News

LA Times

Sometimes No News is Good News?

It’s good news that U.S. scientists agree that BPA- bisphenol-A, shown wreck all kinds of havoc on the human body, breast cancer, brain damage in children, obesity, heart disease, diabetes to name but a few, is bad for us. BPA is used in the production of many things, but the most disturbing are  plastic food packaging, the lining for cans, and baby bottles. However, what U.S. scientist can’t quite seem to come to a consensus on is exactly how bad BPA is for the body, although they widely agree on the damage to our oceans. Insert eye roll here. While U.S. scientists bicker away in the face of study after study, the news is excellent for our northern Canadian neighbors for whom two weeks ago Canada declared the substance toxic and several other countries are poised to follow suit.

BP publicly takes a “share” of the blame for the Gulf of Mexico spill…which is big of them.

Though the ball is rolling to have genetically engineered salmon enter the market place as early as 2012, with no labeling necessary by the way. I still maintain there is still a sliver of hope in stopping it. On an up note Nation’s Restaurant News did find that the chefs they interviewed had no interest in serving it. I do see an increasingly near future where waiters will not only have to know what is in every dish but where each ingredient came from.

Last but not least, fall is here and that means pumpkins, brussel sprouts, collard greens, kale, eggplant, parsnips, chard, butternut and acorn squash, broccoli, cauliflower, celeriac, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, apples, pears, figs, ducks, lambs, turkeys, venison, chestnuts, and lots and lots of pie.

As always, if you see good food news send me a link I could always use it!


4 Responses to “The Good Food News”

  1. A bit upset me that this GM Salmon will enter the market with no labeling necessary. As a consumer, we need to know where our foods come from.

  2. At least with the BPA they got something right.


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