Friday, March 27, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Traceability

Web sites such as Find the Farmer, and special labels on the packages that let buyers learn about and even contact the farmers who produced their food. Courtesy of the NY Times. See The Oprah-ization of Food and Provenance of Food.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Organic Junk Food/Vegan Junk Food

Organic Junk Food
Courtesy of Marion Nestle. Whether it's organic Oreos or regular Oreos: "Organic junk food is still junk food.”

Vegan Junk Food
(aka Vegan OK Junk Food )
Junk foods not made from any animal products nor animal by-products.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Food Jargon of The Day: Food Stamp Challenge

Food Stamp Challenge
Individuals who aren't on food stamps live on the allocation for their state for one month or one week. In 2007, in an effort to help raise hunger awareness, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee took the “Food Stamp Challenge,” and lived on just $21 - or $3 per day - for one week. In a recent LA Times article, a journalist and his wife take the Food Stamp Challenge to save money to buy a house: "A couple takes the Food Stamp Challenge and discovers it is possible to eat healthfully on a tight budget. Careful planning and a home garden help." Right...

Food Jargon of the Day: The First Locavore

The First Locavore
New title given to Michelle Obama (formerly know as the "First Lady") after breaking ground for an organic garden at the White House.