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‘King Corn’ – basis of the American diet

Americans eat more corn that almost any other vegetable

A field of ‘King Corn’

Released in 2007, this documentary examines the enormous impact that corn plays in the American diet.  From feeding our cattle to high-fructose corn syrup, perhaps no other food has become so pervasive in the American diet.  Is it good for us long term?  There is plenty of debate on both sides of the aisle.  Farmers depend on this crop for income, but should we really be consuming it in such quantities?

Watch this video interview with Curt Ellis, one of the film makers.  Whatever your belief about this grain, it’s well past time we have a real dialog about the health and economic impacts of this crop that consumes a large part of our farming resources.  If you are interested in learning more about the film, you can also check out the website here:  King Corn.

FOOD NEWS: A Conversation with “King Corn” Filmmaker

Part 1 A conversation with filmmaker Curt Ellis about his documentary “King Corn”, the film that may open eyes across America. Surprisingly, corn is present in some…

Artificial dyes in foods may be linked to ADHD

Dr. Feingold is a leader in studying the effects of artificial dyes in our foods and a link to ADHD and other health problems.  Our family has been on the Feingold Diet for some time, not due to any symptoms, but simply to eliminate the health risks from additives that are simply not necessary and provide no nutritional value.

Here’s a story that aired last year – but is still relevant if you are thinking about how these additives might be affecting your health.

FDA Investigates Possible Artificial Dyes in Food Products and ADHD Link (Today Show)

Registered Dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield appears in this NBC story, which aired on Nightly News, MSNBC, and Today Show on March 30, 2011. Tom Costello reports on the FDA investigation of the safety of food dyes. Rebecca argues for more natural color…

The FDA says corn syrup is not ‘sugar’

High-fructose corn syrupYou’ve probably seen the ads on TV talking about corn syrup being the same as regular cane sugar – the FDA says ‘Not so fast…’  They recently said no to an effort by the Corn Refiners Association to have the name changed.  Whatever it is called, the risks of high-fructose corn syrup are real.  Here are some simple tips to help you choose better substitutes.



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Renaming High Fructose Corn Syrup “Corn Sugar” Wouldn’t Hide Its Health Risks


A powerful movie about food ingredients in America

This film, made in 2009, tells the story of how it is possible to create and consume food from real, sustainable sources.  Interviews with farmers and chefs, beautifully filmed, will give you a new perspective on the importance of questioning the foods we consume.  Ingredients is not rated – but definitely worth a view. Bon Appetit!


Inspiring and rich, Ingredients unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the chefs, farmers and activists transforming our broken food system. This upbeat, beautifully-photographed film introduces us to the verdant f…




Want to eat healthier? Check out these three ingredients

Here are three ingredients you might want to consider if you are into healthy eating.

The Ease of Freeze: Top 3 Healthy Ingredients

Top 3 Healthy Ingredients. Print Friendly and PDF. In case you haven’t noticed, or if you are new to my site, you may see some ingredients that are new to you. I try to have a balanced approach to health. I’m not trying to lose

Here’s a site from New Zealand focused on growning your own food

Interested in growning your own food? This site is based in New Zealand, but has info and resources to help you learn the benefits of producing your own food.

Auckland Biodynamic/Organic Garden Group – Ooooby

The Food Bill is one leg of New Zealand’s compliance with Codex Alimentarius, the “Food Book” set of international food regulations being forced upon all World Trade Organisation states. The Natural Health Products Bill is

Avoid these ingredients

This post is about some very dangerous ingredients you’ll find in foods. You want to avoid them – garbage in and garbage out….

7 Dangerous Artificial Ingredients & Food Additives to Avoid | Family

Seven very dangerous artificial ingredients and food additives you should avoid eating at all costs.

New FDA legislation

The Food & Drug Administration: Major Legislation Pertaining

The Food & Drug Administration: Major Legislation Pertaining – KATZUNG. June 1st | KATZUNG. The FDA is the administrative body that oversees the process of evaluating drugs in the U.S. and to grant approval for the marketing of new