I love this! I have never advocated for the extinction of red meat nor will I. What this new research implies subliminally is that we should really be examining and questioning ALL of the mainstream advice which hits the media regarding the latest fad or food which is trending. It once again identifies that we flock together to abort or entwine ourselves around the newest hot topic. My opinion? This is just the segue in looking at HOW our meat is raised, how we consume it and the nutritional benefits behind it. Amidst the conventional, organic and grass fed varieties, there needs to be more information made available for consumers who want to make the right choice for their bodies and families. Being a Holistic Nutritionist doesn’t mean converting clients to vegetarianism or veganism.It’s about educating the facts on food science and how certain foods digest on an individualistic level. To be cont’d .. (I am most certain of it!) ... See MoreSee Less
Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers, including the co-author from McMaster University in Hamilton, says probably not.
I couldn’t agree more with The Hygiene Hypothesis. What a powerful way to describe the rampant allergies of today in western countries! From adapted mindsets to food manufacturers caving to culinary paranoia towards children today, it’s easy to see what this writer implies. Furthermore, I have to correct one mention regarding babies from western countries vs middle eastern ones. It goes one step further of necessary germs inducing healthy immunity.There’s a significant difference in the way foods are treated as a whole between these populations. There has to be mention and study put towards how nuts and flours specifically are harvested and stored with the focus being on climate and storage sanitation. ... See MoreSee Less
Community The Lunchbox August 9, 2019August 10, 2019 News Review Media 110 Views 0 Comments By Shana Daniel, R.H.N. School is right around the corner, and the task of lunchbox creations may already be a daunting thought for some. Chances are, your children have blossomed over the summer months. Be...
Farm 2 Fork is changing how meat products are purchased in Canada by offering an online ordering system and delivery of quality products, including many that are certified organic. Owner Jonnel Sloane saw that consumers were interested in a transparent food system, where farmers and consumers are less disconnected, and where high-quality products are available.
At OCO, we also believe in transparency in the value chain and the importance of eater education. We recently released our Ontario Premium Meat Marketing Study (www.organiccouncil.ca/downloads/), a report that aims to compare meat labelling practices and analyze eater awareness and demand for various premium meat labels.
You can also check out our #MoreThanJust blog series (www.organiccouncil.ca/category/morethanjust/) that explores how certified organic products compare to other claims, such as "hormone-free," "grassfed" and "humanely raised."