This has been a busy week in the world of Real Food. I’ve seen several great new recipes, a couple powerful editorial commentaries, and heard a handful of truly moving interviews. Picking the five stories I thought most interesting and most likely to have gone unnoticed proved quite the challenge.
Hope you enjoy!
First off, Paula Crossfield at Civil Eats writes on the growing rumor that Big Ag, starting with Monsanto, is about to get busted by the feds for monopolizing the market! It’s about time, wouldn’t you say?
Next up, a reader at Mark’s Daily Apple submitted a video recipe for coconut pancakes/waffles. But these aren’t just any coconut pancakes, these babies have a full can of coconut milk in them! And they look glorious. Go watch the video and tell me if these aren’t the most seductive grain-free pancakes/waffles you’ve seen in a long while.
Mark McAffee of Organic Pastures dairy wrote a fiery guest post for fellow Real Food Media blogger Kim Hartke at Hartke Is Online. His topic? Raw milk, of course, and the Michael Schmidt case.
I’m sure you’re aware of the recent hubub surrounding Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s editorial against the Obama administration’s proposed health care reform. I’ve not commented on it because — quite frankly — I don’t care what Mackey’s position is on the topic. To my mind, the man is entitled to have an opinion. Anyhow, in the fall out after his article, there’s a growing group now dedicated to boycotting Whole Foods and asking for his removal as CEO. In the wake of this, fellow blogger Rob Smart from Every Kitchen Table asks “Is Whole Foods Losing Its Sustainable Luster?”
And last, but not least, meet a twelve year old urban chicken farmer — a little food entrepeneur inspired by the likes of Joel Salatin and featured in an interview in this week’s Huffington Post.