Let's not eat Tyson chicken products. Recently fined (again) for $5 million for bribing officials at a Mexican chicken processing plant. See the New York Times article for details and then scrutinize our school's lunch menu for "chicken nuggets" and "chicken patties." These are Tyson products and although they did not come from Mexico, they are fried and Tyson "quality" chicken.
"Made with Whole Grains!" "All Natural!" Turns out, these and other food manufacturer claims are meaningless. Read more.
Mark Bittman has a lovely new blog over at the Times.
Beware the danger lurking in the cereal aisle when you shop this weekend. Before you head out, you may want to read- “Trix is basically fortified candy with a sprinkling of corn dust.” But you weren't going to buy those cereals, were you? P.S. - "lightly sweetened" a la frosted mini wheats is another of the "meaningless " claims listed above.
More on meaningless food manufacturer claims -- but in a REALLY entertaining format.
The Planting Fields is holding a Mardi Gras this Sunday starting at 11am.
Budgets cuts loom everywhere.....
From Feeding America:
Congress recently proposed making significant cuts in federal spending in an effort to reduce the national debt. While balancing the budget is important, we must tell Congress not to do so on the backs of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Cutting federal nutrition programs would be devastating to low income Americans struggling with hunger.
From the Center for Science in the Public Interest:
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a budget that would drastically cut federal funding levels for prevention and public health for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. We need your help to protect the nation’s health!
Please take a minute to send a message urging your Representative to oppose these cuts. Thank you for your efforts to support and improve the public’s health!