Globetrotting Food

Going to the supermarket can be extremely challenging if you don’t want to buy products which have travelled more than you have.

Did you know that “Pringles potato chips are sold in more than 180 countries, though they are manufactured in only a handful of places”? Consequently, the consumer can have quite a hard time finding local products in the supermarket.

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Food Definitely Rules

Michael Pollan has one outstanding rule about food: whatever your grandma would not have recognized as such, is not food.

Which means that for example mashed potatoes is food, whereas weird shapes of fried potato derivates are not. “Michael Pollan’s Food Rules began with his hunch that the wisdom of our grandparents might have more helpful things to say about how to eat well than the recommendations of science or industry or government.” Continue reading

Is Organic Food Only for the Rich?

I keep coming across notions like: “yes, but poor people don’t have the means to buy organic”. Are the 1% also holding the monopoly on good food?

You might say yes. Most people cannot afford organic. If you go to the supermarket, the bio brand will cost more than the conventional. Yes. But is it all really that simple? Let us have a closer look. Continue reading