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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Harvest is In

Tonight my Biology and Human Nutrition class harvested the salad greens that we planted in Earth Boxes at the beginning of the semester. (Kind of embarrassing that the non-organic box had a higher yield than the organic.) One of the planks in this class' platform is to encourage the consumption of local/ whole/ organic/ cruelty-free foods and educate us with the latest food wisdom and equip us to see through the ruse of the Great Big Food Industry's "Nutritionism."

Our Professor is a vegetarian and a good number of our class are too, or even vegans. Boy, do I feel like a whore in church. Still, since starting the class, I've been inspired to lose some weight (only 5 pounds so far, but I'm using up stuff in the pantry before I start investing in transfat-free peanut butter and stuff.

Every other week, our class put on a "Taste Test," a little pot-luck sponsored by a third of the class at a time. In the meanwhile, our Professor and several students have brought in organic, healthy goodies. I think only twice have those "goodies" been cookies. Mmmmm.



  • At 8:00 PM, Blogger Desert Cat said…

    Dude, they're INDOCTRINATING YOU!!!

    Quick! Order an Extra Large Triple Meat Supreme pizza for delivery, STAT! You need an antidote.

  • At 9:14 AM, Blogger BobG said…

    Vegetables have their place; where would a hamburger be without onions, tomatoes, and pickles?

  • At 10:26 PM, Anonymous DWR said…

    Watch Penn and Teller's "Bullshit: Organic Foods" episode.

    Nuff said.

  • At 2:51 PM, Anonymous RT said…

    I've been going to a nutritionist, and she has me on a mediterranean style diet. Lots of fruits and veggies and being sure to pair protein with fiber (think high fiber, low-glycemic carbs). Smart Balance has a peanut butter made with flax and is pretty good. She has me use the dietetic (sp?) association's servings sizes. (I'm not diabetic, btw.)

    She has a plate rule: 1/4 of it is a starchy vegetable, pasta, or rice, 1/2 of it is greens of some kind and/or non-starchy vegetable, and 3-4 ounces of meat or fish. The starchy vegetable can be replaced with beans or fruit, too.

    It all seems to be working. Just thought I'd pass along information. :)


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