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Interesting Information: The Food Renegade’s Take on Orange Juice

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Interesting Information:  August 28, 2011

The Food Renegade’s Take on Orange Juice

I’ve just added THE FOOD RENEGADE’s web site to the links on my blog.

The food renegade , Kristen Michaelis, is a woman after my own heart.   She loves nutrient-dense real foods, is a fan of the Weston A. Price Foundation’s work, and is inspired by Michael Pollan and  the poet/author Wendall Barry.

Kristen cooks SOLE food–Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical food.

We’ve also read many of the same books.

She’s also a nutrition coach and has lots of tutorial videos on her site, like how to make kombucha, butter, buttermilk, and so forth.

Here’s a recent piece she did on what’s in orange juice–you know, the fresh kind that’s supposed to be “just squeezed.”

http://www.foodrenegade.com/?s=orange+juice

Even I was surprised about the chemical flavor packs the industry adds back into what is–and I did already know this info–highly processed juice.  Apparently these flavor packs are geared to specific tastes different groups of people have.  People in Peru, for instance, have a different flavor pack put into their orange juice.

I knew commercial orange juice was bad food–and wrote about it in a recent Tipping Points 30, an essay called “The Very Bad Breakfast”–in the essay section of this blog.  If I thought before that orange was a dangerous product, I now think it’s dangerous and a fake food.

Read about this orange juice and weep for what has been done to our food.

But don’t despair, just stop shopping in your local grocery store!  And if you’re going to drink orange juice, which is, by the way, full of fructose and, after being squeezed, has no fiber, squeeze your own.

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August 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Interesting Information: Back to School, PVC-free products

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Hey Mothers of Back-to-School Kids,

Here’s a good web site to help you NOT to buy back-to-school products that contain PVC chemicals–from the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice.  These chemicals can contaminate your child’s body and cause life-long health problems.

http://www.chej.org/publications/PVCGuide/PVCfree.pdf?key=48408701

The PVC family of chemicals includes toxic additives that are not safe for your child.  Backpacks, binders, lunchboxes, modeling clay, and clothing can all contain PVC chemicals.  This web site tells you how to identify dangerous products.  It also tells you where these products are made and how the manufacturing of them is hurting local people.

Written by louisaenright

August 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm