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Chicken Farm

Why Is This STILL Happening?

by Leisa on August 4, 2013

On the weekend my seven-year-old step-son asked about what the words “free-range” meant on the cartons of eggs in the health food store we were shopping in. He has a deep interest in anything to do with animals, and I love being able to answer questions such as this with more than a two-second reply.
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A Whole Foods Diet Needs No Labels

by Leisa on July 29, 2013

Yesterday morning we had the television on at home, whilst we were pottering around the kitchen, and a segment came up that grabbed my attention. The topic was on a proposal being submitted to the government, promoting a new star-based nutrional labelling system for food. The idea behind the new proposal, was that a star-based system would enable consumers
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The Blueberry Abomination

by Leisa on April 24, 2009

As most of you would have read in previous posts, I sadly confess to being a regular watcher of “The Biggest Loser”. Even though I cringe at some of the advice given, I can’t help but enjoy watching the transformation of these people, inside and out, as they progress through the show. However last night
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Aussies Hit By Obesity Epidemic

by Leisa on March 12, 2009

From ninemsn:  “Australians may pride themselves on their sporting prowess, but moves to supersize toilets, coffins and ambulances are signs the country is grappling with record levels of obesity. “Australia has an illusion of being a nation of sportsmen and women,” said Deakin University obesity expert Boyd Swinburn. “But our engagement in sport is usually
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Nutritionism Defined

by Leisa on July 8, 2008

This is the title of Chapter 2 of Michael Pollan’s great book “In Defense of Food”, and I love the concept that he reveals – that we have become blinded by the ideology of “nutritionism.” “In the case of nutritionism,” Pollan writes “the widely shared but unexamined assumption is that the key to understanding food
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