California voters consider Proposition 37

The vegetables above all look beautiful, but do we know if they’re genetically modified. Do you know when you’re picking fruit and vegetables at the local grocery store? The answer is no, but that might start to change of the voters of California approve Proposition 37. The proposed law would require that food manufacturers appropriately label all food, whether raw or processed, that contain ingredients made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That term refers to scientific procedures that have altered the genetic material in various organisms.

The idea is the consumers have a right to know what kinds of food they are buying and eating, while opponents argue that it would be too burdensome or costly. These initiatives have failed many times in other states, but California often leads the nation on these issues.

Tons of money is being spent by opponents of the law. Both sides are running commercials and spending money on mailers, but the food companies and their allies are spending like crazy. They can afford slick commercials. Yet the proponents have passionate supporters of these regulations. It will be interesting to see what happens.

New York City’s Top Twelve Restaurants with the Hottest Clientele!

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Looking for the hottest people in New York? Then go where they eat!

The Eater NY features the 12 hottest restaurants in NYC.

Check out the list to see if your favorite has made the cut!

Meatless Monday! Madness!

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No stranger to boar sausage, or to a finely braised veal shank, Mario Batali however isn’t the first name that pops to mind when you think about vegetables. And that’s what’s so interesting about his decision to embrace Meatless Monday in all of his 14 restaurants across the country.

“The fact is, most people in the U.S. eat way more meat than is good for them or the planet,” maintains Batali. “Asking everyone to go vegetarian or vegan isn’t a realistic or attainable goal. But we can focus on a more plant-based diet, and support the farmers who raise their animals humanely and sustainably. That’s why I’m such a big believer in the Meatless Monday movement.”

Read Chris Elam’s article in Huffington Post for more on the enthusiasm and momentum that Meatless Monday! is gathering throughout the country.

When the likes of Mario Batali and Lydia Bastianich go meatless you know it’s time to get on the bandwagon!

Everyone is Talking About Food!

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Introducing HuffPost Food

The Huffington Post has added a Food channel to its lineup of hot topics.

All things food are discussed by the leading experts in areas such as food business, nutrition, food art, politics and more.

Food news and opinion drives much debate and is involved in everything from insurance issues to public policy and taxation.

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Books, video and articles keep you on top of the most timely food info and how it effects your life.

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Follow the Huffington Post Food Channel for the latest in Food News!

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Too Much Sugar! The Bitter Truth

The battle for our health includes sugar!

Watch this video to see the role that sugar plays in disease and obesity.

Dr. Robert Lustig’s video, in which he argues that the current obesity epidemic is due to the marked increase in people’s consumption of fructose over the last 30 years. He also points out that fructose is toxic in large quantities, because it is metabolized in the liver in the same way as alcohol, which drives fat storage and makes the brain think it is hungry.

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