At the same time that I watched the acclaimed Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health:
- The news reported worrisome levels of a known carcinogen called arsenic in brown rice, which I eat almost every day
- I dipped into the mind boggling debate around Genetically Modified foods and decided that all I need to know at this point is: no to GM foods and yes to California Prop 37 for mandatory GM food labelling
- I ignored at least three different “foods to avoid and foods to eat” lists floating around social media sites because I can’t keep up.
So when the science-based film declared that a whole foods plant-based diet is the primary way to achieve good health – without much of a nod to the social/cultural complexities around making diet decisions or addressing humans as more than scientific beings – I checked out and went on facebook. Read more
Last week I got to check out one of the coolest places in town – The Hungry Oven cooking school for kids.
It’s such an obvious concept when you think about teaching kids healthy eating habits and kitchen safety, but this culinary school is likely the only one of its kind in Canada.