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Food for thought about healthier eating

17 Sep 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

Why does lettuce turn brown?

4 Jun 2021

That’s an interesting question. How lettuce turns brown is well known. But why this happens is a different story. Let's deal with the how first. The chemistry that takes place when lettuce leaves...

The Carnivore Diet: A Beefy Leap of Faith

15 Nov 2018

You may be familiar with the carnivore diet through Mikhaila Peterson, daughter of best-selling author and professor of psychology Jordan B. Peterson. In her first YouTube video, she narrates a...

Are vegetables grown in "tire gardens" safe to eat?

2 Aug 2018

When it comes to chemical composition, tires are extremely complex. Different kinds of rubber, carbon black, vulcanizing agents, antioxidants, antiozonants, polymerization accelerators,...

Ward off cardiovascular disease with vitamin and mineral supplements? Not Likely!

29 May 2018

Numerous studies have addressed the possible effects of such supplements and now Dr. David Jenkins and his team at the University of Toronto have done a spectacular job in scouring the literature...

Strawberry Fields Forever (With or Without Pesticides)

19 Apr 2018

It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy with its annual release of the “dirty dozen” conventionally produced fruits or...

Bananas are Berries. Raspberries are Not.

6 Dec 2017

It turns out berry is actually a botanical term, not a common English one. It turns out that blackberries, mulberries, and raspberries are not berries at all,  but bananas, pumpkins, avocados and...

Pesticides in Organic Produce

20 Mar 2017

You’ve heard of a tempest in a teapot. This is a hurricane in a thimble. I’m talking about a study carried out by Canada’s Food Inspection Agency that found pesticide residues in organic produce....

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