Have you ever stopped to wonder why animal products are so ubiquitous in our food products, even those that in no way require them,and when we know that an over-consumption of animal products is more deleterious to our health than plant-based options?
In today’s era of endless streams of online media, the line between organic content and sponsored messages is more blurred than ever. And when an entity like National Geographic—perceived by many as a trusted source for stories about nature, science, and exploration—starts sharing content sponsored by corporate special interests it begins to violate that trust.
“You are what you eat eats.” –Michael Pollan, author In my last entry of this series, I left off questioning why we have in general become so reliant on nutrition in synthetic, encapsulated form. Now I'm the first to admit that it's easy to get lured in by the supplement hype--compounds like resveratrol (typically found … Continue reading Food for Thought: Keep it Real (and organic)