Gretel Schueller http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/906/all en Organic Farming Success: Uncle Matt's Organic Oranges http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/organic_farming_success_uncle_matts_organic_oranges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Citrus Appeal </div> </div> </div> <p>There’s something about the sharpness of citrus that our bodies just naturally crave this time of year. Maybe it’s an antidote to the haze of the recent food-filled holidays. From ultra-juicy Hamlin oranges to sweet honey tangerines, the fruits are in peak season now—it’s as if Mother Nature knew exactly when we’d most need a bright taste of sunshine.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn how Florida&#039;s Uncle Matt&#039;s Organics is successfully growing organic citrus fruit. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/citrus_appeal_310.jpg?1389197430" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January/February 2014 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_orange_recipes">Healthy Orange Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/fresh_citrus_recipes">Fresh Citrus Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/fresh_lemon_recipes">Fresh Lemon Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_food_guide/winter_fruits_and_vegetables_guide">Winter Fruits and Vegetables Guide</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/organic_farming_success_uncle_matts_organic_oranges#comments Gretel Schueller January/February 2014 Food News & Origins - Organic & Natural Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:38:05 +0000 Stefan_20 280818 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Maryland Thanksgiving Menu That Celebrates Farm-to-Table Foods http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holidays_entertaining/a_maryland_thanksgiving_menu_that_celebrates_farm_to_table_foods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thanksgiving on the Farm </div> </div> </div> <p>Those bare November days, when faded farm fields are kissed silver with frost and clinging mist, are the time for farmers to assess the past growing season—and most important, to give thanks. At Star Bright Farm, in the rolling countryside of northern Maryland, Thanksgiving truly is an honest celebration of both family and harvest.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sit down for a farm-to-table Thanksgiving dinner featuring recipes full of Maryland&#039;s signature flavors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/MP8552_Norman_1.JPG?1385061135" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving Menu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/bay_spiced_roast_turkey.html">Bay-Spiced Roast Turkey</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/cauliflower_romanesco_broccoli_gratin.html">Cauliflower, Romanesco &amp; Broccoli Gratin </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/maryland_oyster_stew.html">Maryland Oyster Stew</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/crab_cake_stuffing.html">Crab Cake Stuffing </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/winter_greens_salad_squash">Winter Greens Salad with Squash &amp; Cranberry Vinaigrette </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/apple_dumplings_apple_cider_sauce">Phyllo-Wrapped Apple Dumplings with Apple Cider Sauce </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/holidays_entertaining/a_maryland_thanksgiving_menu_that_celebrates_farm_to_table_foods#comments Gretel Schueller November/December 2013 Healthy Cooking - Holiday & Entertaining Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:21:14 +0000 Stefan_20 279761 at http://www.eatingwell.com Nutrition and Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes & More Purple Produce http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/nutrition_and_health_benefits_of_purple_potatoes_more_purple_produce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Purple Reigns </div> </div> </div> <p>“Only humans and birds have color vision,” notes David Heber, director of UCLA’s Center for Human Nutrition. He believes the ability to see color probably evolved as a way for us to better see—and eat—the bounty of colorful fruits and veggies. Lucky us!</p> <p>Colors don’t just make food pretty: they’re a sign of nutritional power. And purple is mighty. This royal shade comes from anthocyanins—disease-fighting antioxidants. The pigment produces red, blue and violet foods, depending on the type of anthocyanin (there are hundreds).</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out how purple sweet potatoes, purple cauliflower, purple cabbage and more foods can help fight disease. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/SD7862_0.JPG?1385052985" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/mashed_purple_potatoes.html">Roasted Garlic Mashed Purple Potatoes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/seasonal_local/how_to_eat_well_by_color">How to Eat Well by Color</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/quick_weeknight_dinners/how_to_eat_more_fruits_and_vegetables">How to Eat More Fruits &amp; Vegetables</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/is_juicing_a_healthy_way_to_eat_more_fruits_and_vegetables">Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_healthy_vegetable_recipes">Quick, Healthy Vegetable Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/nutrition_and_health_benefits_of_purple_potatoes_more_purple_produce#comments Gretel Schueller November/December 2013 Food News & Origins - Seasonal & Local Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:55:26 +0000 Stefan_20 279756 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Hunger Relief Charities Making a Difference http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/4_hunger_relief_charities_making_a_difference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hungry for Change </div> </div> </div> <p>Hunger in this country is much more prevalent than people think,” says Mariana Chilton, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University’s School of Public Health. About 50 million people in the United States don’t always know where their next meal is coming from, including 8.3 million children. During this season of food-filled holidays, it’s a fitting time to consider those less fortunate.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 hunger-focused organizations offer ways to help fight food insecurity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/102143614_310.jpg?1385051791" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/food_news_blog/hunger_hits_home_6_people_who_are_fighting_hunger">Hunger Hits Home: 6 Inspiring People Who Are Fighting Hunger</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/building_a_healthy_food_system_in_rural_america">Building a Healthy Food System in Rural America</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/a_recipe_from_first_lady_michelle_obamas_cookbook_american_grown">A Recipe from First Lady Michelle Obama&#039;s Cookbook &quot;American Grown&quot;</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/3_food_causes_to_care_about">3 Food Causes to Care About</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/15_foods_you_dont_need_to_buy_organic">15 Foods You Don&#039;t Need to Buy Organic</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/people_perspectives/4_hunger_relief_charities_making_a_difference#comments Gretel Schueller November/December 2013 Food News & Origins - People & Perspectives Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:38:23 +0000 Stefan_20 279755 at http://www.eatingwell.com Urban Farming for the Future http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/urban_farming_for_the_future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Farming for the Future </div> </div> </div> <P>Thousands of delicate greens—from arugula to basil—fill a once-vacant warehouse in a Chicago suburb. They grow without soil or sun, stacked in trays six levels high, towering 18 feet. Welcome to indoor urban farming.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How vertical farming is providing healthier, tastier produce. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="294" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/urban_farming.jpg?1381931929" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September/October 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More on Urban Farming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/truck_farm_unusual_urban_garden_project">Truck Farm: Unusual Urban Garden Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/gardening/students_learn_and_grow_with_a_roof_top_garden">Students Learn and Grow with a Roof-Top Garden</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/picnicing_at_an_urban_farm">Picnicing at an Urban Farm</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/delicious_recipes_with_kale_and_more_healthy_winter_greens">Delicious Recipes with Kale and More Healthy Winter Greens</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/fresh_basil_recipes">Fresh Basil Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/fresh_salads_and_salad_dressings">Fresh Salads and Salad Dressings</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_arugula_recipes">Healthy Arugula Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/9_great_greens_to_add_to_your_salad_bowl">9 great greens to add to your salad bowl</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/urban_farming_for_the_future#comments Gretel Schueller September/October 2013 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:06:06 +0000 Sarah Hoff 279260 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Cook With 9 Different Types of Basil in Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/how_to_cook_with_9_different_types_of_basil_in_recipes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plant a Bounty of Basil Herbalicious! </div> </div> </div> <p>Most of us know flowery Genovese and Italian sweet basils—think pesto—but the world of basil offers huge diversity, especially if you grow your own.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn about the different flavors in purple basil, Thai basil, lemon basil and more basil varieties and get healthy basil pesto recipes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/Good_MJ_13_2919_basil.jpg?1367874231" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_pesto_recipes">Healthy Pesto Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/how_to_cook_with_9_different_types_of_basil_in_recipes#comments Gretel Schueller May/June 2013 Food News & Origins - Seasonal & Local Mon, 06 May 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Nifer 276977 at http://www.eatingwell.com School Gardens Boost Learning and Health for Students http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/school_gardens_boost_learning_and_health_for_students <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Learning Gardens&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Higher test scores, improved learning, healthier eating habits—you can’t go wrong with a school garden, as dozens of studies have shown. A study of sixth graders in a garden program, for example, found they more than doubled their fruit and vegetable consumption. "The impact is so wide. It’s a sea change," says Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen [Community], a nonprofit that aims to establish 180 school "Learning Gardens" around the country by the end of 2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn how school garden programs can improve both healthy-eating habits and test scores. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/eatingwell_garden_1_0.jpg?1364232505" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/gardening/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden">Easy Foods to Grow Without a Garden</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/gardening/13_easy_to_grow_vegetables_and_herbs">13 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables and Herbs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/photos_first_lady_michelle_obama_promotes_myplate_partnership_with_white_house_gar">Photos: First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes MyPlate Partnership with White House Garden &amp; Kitchen Tour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/how_to_live_green_5_eating_changes_that_have_the_biggest_environ">How to Live Green: 5 Eating Changes that Have The Biggest Environmental Benefits</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/school_gardens_boost_learning_and_health_for_students#comments Gretel Schueller March/April 2013 Food News & Origins - Seasonal & Local Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:33:28 +0000 Nifer 276253 at http://www.eatingwell.com Virtual Farmstands Offer Local Farmers' Market Products Online http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/virtual_farmstands_offer_local_farmers_market_products_online <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Virtual Farmstand </div> </div> </div> <p>A new crop of online farmstands is providing family farms and small-scale food vendors with an aggregated venue to sell their products online. With no membership requirements, minimum orders or commitments, these sites give you a way to get the best local farms and food artisans have to offer with just a few clicks of your mouse. You pay by credit card and your selection is delivered to your doorstep or a convenient pick-up location.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out how increasingly popular online farmstands combine the bounty of local farmers&#039; markets with the convenience of online shopping. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/MCL_farmers_market_101483787_Avery_Powell_0.jpg?1363976589" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/food_news_blog/the_farmers_market_myth">The Farmers&#039; Market Myth</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/recipes_fresh_from_the_farmers_market">Recipes Fresh from the Farmers’ Market</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/farmers_markets/americas_top_farmers_markets_full_list_of_readers_p">America&#039;s Top Farmers&#039; Markets: Full List of Readers&#039; Picks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/food_safety_at_farmers_markets">Food Safety at Farmers&#039; Markets</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/seasonal_local/virtual_farmstands_offer_local_farmers_market_products_online#comments Gretel Schueller March/April 2013 Food News & Origins - Seasonal & Local Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:15:21 +0000 Nifer 276155 at http://www.eatingwell.com Synthetic Food Dyes Pose a Rainbow of Health Risks http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/synthetic_food_dyes_pose_a_rainbow_of_health_risks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Color Your World? </div> </div> </div> <p>That we eat with our eyes is a fact not lost on food manufacturers. Americans consume five times more food dye now than in 1955. Today, dyes make white bread look more like whole wheat, add eye-popping color to cereals and mimic fruits or vegetables in processed foods. They are sometimes even sprayed on oranges to brighten them up.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gretel Schueller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health risks of food dyes and how to look for synthetic food dyes on food labels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/MCL_oranges_SIP928550_RJT_LLC_0.jpg?1363032576" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/ingredient_glossary/natural_food_dyes">How to Make Natural Food Dyes and Where to Buy Natural Food Dyes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/the_hidden_health_risks_of_food_dyes">The Hidden Health Risks of Food Dyes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/is_genetically_engineered_food_the_future">Is Genetically Engineered Food the Food of the Future?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/seasonal_local/how_to_eat_well_by_color">How to Eat Well by Color</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/synthetic_food_dyes_pose_a_rainbow_of_health_risks#comments Gretel Schueller March/April 2013 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:11:50 +0000 Nifer 275992 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are there any examples of GM crops promising health benefits? http://www.eatingwell.com/are_there_any_examples_of_gm_crops_promising_health_benefits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-question"> <div class="field-label">Question:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are there any examples of GM crops promising health benefits?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-answer"> <div class="field-label">Answer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Golden rice is a strain of rice genetically engineered to contain beta carotene in the endosperm. (Your body converts beta carotene to vitamin A.) Golden rice was originally developed over 10 years ago with a humanitarian mission in mind to treat vitamin A deficiency, however regulatory and patent issues as well as consumer opposition in developing countries have kept it out of the food supply to date.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/are_there_any_examples_of_gm_crops_promising_health_benefits#comments Gretel Schueller March/April 2009 Lisa Weasel Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:59:13 +0000 Penelope Wall 10128 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are GM crops affecting the health of other plants and the environment? http://www.eatingwell.com/are_gm_crops_affecting_the_health_of_other_plants_and_the_environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-question"> <div class="field-label">Question:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are GM crops affecting the health of other plants and the environment?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-answer"> <div class="field-label">Answer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If there are closely related species in the wild or in nearby crops, then pollen from a GM crop can pollinate another plant, thereby spreading its genetically engineered traits. There’s been research, for example, documenting the spread of transgenic corn genes into native corn species in Mexico. This is particularly troubling because many native and wild relatives of corn grow in Mexico and such cross-pollination could threaten the genetic biodiversity of corn, an important food crop around the world. Here in the U.S., organic farmers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA for allowing the planting of GM sugar beets, because the GM traits could potentially spread into closely related organic crops, such as chard and table beets, voiding their organic status. Another environmental issue is the increase in chemical use. Between 1994 and 2005 there was a 15-fold increase in the use of Roundup, an herbicide produced by Monsanto—which is also the world’s leading producer of GM seeds. About 80 percent of GM crops are herbicide-tolerant, so farmers can use far more herbicides on their crops and not kill them. If you’re going to engineer a crop to resist a weed-killer that just invites the use of herbicides.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/are_gm_crops_affecting_the_health_of_other_plants_and_the_environment#comments Gretel Schueller March/April 2009 Lisa Weasel Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:58:39 +0000 Penelope Wall 10127 at http://www.eatingwell.com What are your concerns about GM food crops and human health? http://www.eatingwell.com/what_are_your_concerns_about_gm_food_crops_and_human_health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-question"> <div class="field-label">Question:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What are your concerns about GM food crops and human health?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-answer"> <div class="field-label">Answer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are too many unknowns. There aren’t enough studies really documenting that they are safe. The safety data is all generated by the companies and submitted to our government. We have lots of reasons as consumers to ask for independent safety studies. GM ingredients are largely found in processed food—except for papayas, which in this country tend to be GM varieties. The only way to be certain you are not eating GM foods is to buy certified organic, which must be 95 percent GM-free.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/what_are_your_concerns_about_gm_food_crops_and_human_health#comments Gretel Schueller March/April 2009 Lisa Weasel Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:57:23 +0000 Penelope Wall 10126 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should the U.S. Ban Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/should_the_us_ban_genetically_modified_organisms_gmos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three questions for biologist Lisa Weasel on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1996, U.S. farmers planted the first commercial genetically modified (GM) seeds. Some were engineered to resist herbicides so farmers could apply weed-killing herbicides without destroying their crops. Others contained genes to keep pest insects at bay. Today, about 92 percent of all soy and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S. is GM. These crops feed the animals that feed us, and they provide the bulk of our sweeteners and cooking oil. In fact, more than 70 percent of processed foods sold in the United States have ingredients from GM crops.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-label">Standard Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/corn_gmos_310.jpg?1250794438" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-q-and-a"> <div class="field-label">Q &amp; A:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/what_are_your_concerns_about_gm_food_crops_and_human_health">What are your concerns about GM food crops and human health?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/are_gm_crops_affecting_the_health_of_other_plants_and_the_environment">Are GM crops affecting the health of other plants and the environment?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/are_there_any_examples_of_gm_crops_promising_health_benefits">Are there any examples of GM crops promising health benefits? </a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/should_the_us_ban_genetically_modified_organisms_gmos#comments Gretel Schueller Lisa Weasel Food News & Origins - Food News Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:51:19 +0000 Penelope Wall 9961 at http://www.eatingwell.com