Corn: The American Staple Diet

Whether you eat corn or not, chances are corn already forms a huge part of your diet. This is due in large part to the Farm Bill, an agricultural and food policy tool passed by the US Congress to reduce hunger and control food prices. While it is primarily used to...

Why Compost?

I realize I am speaking with an eco-savvy group here. Nonetheless, I wanted to share a few astonishing facts that inspire me (and I hope you, too) to urgent action: New Yorkers throw out 32 million pounds of household garbage per day. That’s just residential (less...

Protect Yourself From Radiation by Eating!

As the nuclear industry scrambles to reassure us we are all safe from a catastrophe like Japan’s, the risk of radioactive fallout in the US is very real.  Here is a reprint from an article by GCC contributor John Kozinski, teaching us about what foods we can eat in...

How Big, Cheap and Fast Do We Want to Be?

We live in a country where about 80% of the population is overweight, and almost one-third is considered obese.  For the first time, babies born in America now have a shorter average life expectancy than their parents, due to obesity. In 1930, Americans spent 24.5% of...

Healthy Eating Habits

Every few years, the U.S. government comes out with a new and improved food pyramid.  It’s supposed to offer guidelines about the best way to feed your family.  Unfortunately, concern for your family’s health and well being was not at the forefront when the food...