Saturday, April 21, 2012

Favorite Links From This Week

Here are some blog posts that were intriguing to me and may be to you too. If you found anything interesting this week, please share in the comments.

You CAN Afford A Natural Life
How to Love Your Enemies
Inspiration For Eating Seasonally This Spring
Sorting Diet Advice Fact From Fiction

Just this week I picked up a copy of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food and started reading it last night. Previously I had checked out his Food Rules from the library and enjoyed perusing that. So far the first chapter has been very interesting. The following quote is one that resonated with me because I have been realizing this to be true over the past year or so.
  • "All of our uncertainties about nutrition should not obscure the plain fact that the chronic diseases that now kill most of us can be traced directly to the industrialization of our food: the rise of highly processed foods and refined grains; the use of chemicals to raise plants and animals in huge monocultures; the superabundance of cheap calories of sugar and fat produced by modern agriculture; and the narrowing of the biological diversity of the human diet to a tiny handful of staple crops, notably wheat, corn, and soy."

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