Organic food is extremely popular. The sweeping public opinion that organic food is healthier than conventional food is quite strong, and is the main reason for increase in its demand in its demand over the past 5-6 years. Organic Facts is a strong proponent of organic food.
The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While the regulations vary from country to country, in the U.S., organic crops must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products must have access to the outdoors and be given organic Read More
(NewsUSA) – This Father’s Day, prepare some ideas for Dad that are creatively sweet.
These two ideas by the National Watermelon Promotion Board (www.watermelon.org) are sure to be a hit. First, a basket shaped like a golf ball (made from the watermelon rind) filled with watermelon balls to honor his favorite outdoor activity. Second, a savory chicken wing glaze for Dad to snack on during his special day.
Golf Ball Watermelon Carving
1 small-medium very round seedless watermelon
Kitchen knife, paring knife
Cutting board, large bowl
Wash the watermelon under cool water, pat dry. Place melon on its side on a cutting board, cut off 1/4″-1/2″ from the stem end. Don’t cut Read More
Whenever you and your family seek out to make some good homemade bar-b-que, sometimes it just never lives up to the great plates of food you buy at a local Dallas bbq restaurant.
Every time you get ready to fire up the grill and make the stop at your grocery store for cooking supplies and ingredients, remember to never over complicate it. If you find yourself getting confused or frustrated, it’s too much, and you should slow down for second. Keep it as simple as possible and far from complicated. Sticking to this easy method is a great way to assure you not only get a great product at the Read More
(NewsUSA) – As many seafood lovers know, buying seafood isn’t as simple as it used to be.
According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, many marine species are either endangered or threatened, and overfishing is an escalating problem. Between overfishing, oil spills, climate change and other human activities, not a single portion of the ocean remains unaffected.
In fact, a pack of radioactive bluefin tuna recently migrated to the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The tuna, already Japan’s most expensive fish, had harmful levels of radioactive cesium, an outcome of Japan’s devastating earthquake. As a species, bluefin are also substantially overfished.
To avoid contributing to the problem of overfishing, ask chefs Read More
Barbecue chicken, when cooked correctly, is a popular option at barbecue restaurants. Sometimes you want to be able to re-create that smoked chicken flavor and tenderness on your own, which can be tricky at first.
But with a few simple instructions, you can smoke chicken yourself that mirrors your favorite bbq restaurant.
To easily recreate that personal sized chicken on your own, start with a whole chicken between 5 and 6 pounds. Discard the insides, cut it in half lengthwise, and season each side with your favorite rub and seasonings. Keep your grill at around two-seventy-five with some smoky pecan wood on the coals. Place each half of the chicken on Read More
(NewsUSA) – Studies suggest home-cooked meals could help against the swell of childhood obesity — a problem that has tripled among children and adolescents.
The health consequences are already emerging. Critical diseases, like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer, are more prevalent among kids.
Even though homemade meals can help curtail childhood obesity, busy parents feel like they don’t always have time to prepare healthy dinners. Tracie McMillan, the bestselling author of “The American Way of Eating,” observes that, as a result of such stresses, some parents think of cooking as a chore.
But thanks to meal solutions — such as pre-made sauces and marinades — that are available in today’s Read More
(NewsUSA) – Like many children in Central Java, Indonesia, 14-year-old Taufik has little. He shares a cramped one-bedroom home with his parents, both employed as street sweepers. Most days, the money they bring home is not enough to cover basic necessities like food and clothing, but now there is hope.
Earlier this year, a load of livestock donated through ChildFund‘s Gifts of Love & Hope catalog was delivered to the community. Taufik’s family received a cow. “We are thankful for the cow that was given to us, and also the training to breed it,” says Taufik’s mother, Sri Rahayu. “Now I have several plans for the future.”
The gift of Read More
Consumers worldwide have become more concerned with the safety of the food they consume after facing a series of food-related accidents. The Food Traceability System has been introduced in many countries to reduce the uncertainties originating in the food purchasing process by providing information about the entire food process, from farm to table, in terms of quality and safety. However, this relatively new information system has not yet been explored with an academic approach.
Food traceability allows pursuing a product’s route by following a product from raw materials to marketing exposure, including its way to the final consumer and thus completing the flow of food through documented identification and tracking. Read More