Archive | May 2014

How Much Sugar is in your Cereal?

How Much Sugar is in your Cereal?

Go to this Environmental Working Group (EWG) article to find out the most and least sugary cereal brands.

I checked myself, and it turns out Cheerios are one of the least sugary.  Phew!  Despite my sweet tooth, I could give up Applejacks or Froot Loops much more easily than I could give up Cheerios.

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The Great Fast Food Strike

The Great Fast Food Strike

On May 15, fast-food workers all over the world are fighting for a $15 minimum wage. For everyone who believes fast-food corporations are wrong to keep employee wages down, follow the strike online, or attend any of the fast-food strike events listed below:

Chicago: Rally at Rock’n’Roll McDonald’s (600 N Clark Street) at 6am

St. Louis: Rally at 5850 Elizabeth Avenue at 5pm

Indianapolis: Rally at McDonald’s (1611 N. Meridian St.) at 9am

Milwaukee: Rally at County Courthouse at 11am, 901 N. 9th St.

Kansas City:

6am: Stand With Fast Food Workers Kick-off at 3821 E Truman Rd (Save-A-Lot).
11:30am: Rally at St. Mark’s Church at 3800 Troost Ave.
1:30pm: BBQ, Rally with live music, and then we March!
5pm: Wrap Up Rally at Shawnee Park – 7th St & Osage.

From SEIU Local 1

Anti-Appetite Molecule?

Anti-Appetite Molecule?

You heard right.

Read the article at the link to learn how a diet high in fiber suppresses appetite and may suppress obesity.

What Fuels Salmonella’s Invasion Strategy?

What Fuels Salmonella’s Invasion Strategy?

Once you eat meat, eggs, or vegetables contaminated with Salmonella you get sick; it’s inevitable.  But how exactly does Salmonella make you sick?  What happens to the bacteria when they enter your body?  What is their plan of attack?

This short article traces the pathway of Salmonella infection.  Click on the link to learn about this pathway and what scientists are researching to prevent it.

Toxic 2,4-D and Agent Orange

Toxic 2,4-D and Agent Orange

A toxic defoliant and GE crops.  That sounds like an environmental disaster waiting to happen, doesn’t it?  But not to the EPA, the so-called Environmental Protection Agency.  Oh, no.  Both the EPA and the USDA are proposing approval of toxic 2,4-D use on Dow Chemical’s genetically-modified corn and soybeans.

Sign the petition at the following link.  Let the USDA and EPA know what a bad idea this is.

The weather dic…

The weather dictates what we do, every day. You’re always trying to stay one step ahead of it.

We don’t know what normal is anymore.

This was said by Arlyn Schipper, an Iowa farmer, in response to the increased numbers of droughts, floods, storms, and heat waves in this country.  If you still have any doubt that climate change is real, ask an American farmer.

Mexican Egg Salad

Mexican Egg Salad

If you’re in a hurry, try making this egg salad. It’s very good, and one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever followed. All you need to do is mix up the following ingredients in a bowl:

6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup prepared salsa
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsps. lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. ground cumin
Minced sweet white onion to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: minced jalapeno to taste

The result is delicious and healthy. It certainly beats fast food any day.