Weekend Links (U.S. Food Regulation)

Food for Thought:  U.S. Regulation of Food
Schwan Food Company and Tyson Foods race to create "healthier" pizzas and nuggets.  Since watching my low-income students eat the school cafeteria's fare daily for both breakfast and lunch (usually food I would never eat nor serve to my own children), I have had an interest in the school lunch program and wish so much that it were better:

The U.S.D.A. at cross purposes with itself:
While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales

In the end, the F.D.A. did nothing, but at least they thought about it:
F.D.A. Panel to Consider Warnings for Artificial Food Colorings

One of many possible unintended consequences of dumping millions of industrial chemicals into our environment:
Is a Pesticide Harming All Those Bees?

Things I'd like to try:
Although I don't own a mandolin, I can't wait to attempt this gluten-free dish:
Ashley's Sweet Potato Linguine

We are planning a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. I'm hoping to make some homemade play dough to put in lots of my eggs:
homemade easter play-doh

Stay tuned:
Plastic News Roundup by Healthy Child Healthy World. Stay tuned for my post next week on how to avoid BPA and eat less plastic in which I'll be discussing recent findings mentioned here:
A Plastic-Pooping Turtle? Yes, Really

Eco-novice around the web:
The first blog I ever read regularly, The Green Baby Guide, discusses Eco-novice:
Green Spotlight on Betsy of Eco-novice

My post on sunscreen featured in Healthy Child Healthy World roundup (see end of the post):


  1. Thanks for all the great links Betsy! There are so many disturbing issues on the table for discussion right now.

  2. Always love your links! Of course the FDA lets artificial colors go (Even though they are labeled with warnings in other countries!) but recommends against things like melatonin.

    I don't trust any of the people/agencies in the U.S. that supposedly exist to keep us safe.

  3. groovygreenlivin, ain't that the truth.

    Thanks, Janine! I sure wish I could trust regulation more. It would save me a whole heckuva lot of time and energy.


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