The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers, especially pregnant women and young children, to avoid kids’ products, electronics, mattresses, and home furniture that contain certain toxic flame retardants, known as organohalogens. Continue reading
Late summer is fruit fly season in my house. All those beautiful summer fruits we love so much this time of year bring with them some baggage – fruit flies! Continue reading
You may have seen the big news: hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates found in macaroni and cheese and other cheese products. The story was huge in print, TV, and on social media. Macaroni and cheese or any food shouldn’t be contaminated with industrial chemicals that can mess with hormones.
On National Macaroni and Cheese Day, July 14, National Coalition Urges Kraft Heinz to Lead the Industry by Pledging to Eliminate Any and All Sources of Phthalates
Mac n’ cheese is a simple dish, inexpensive, and most importantly, a kid-pleaser. It’s saved me many a lunch, and the occasional dinner, when my husband and I are too busy or exhausted to fix an elaborate meal for the family. But now I’ve learned that the powdered cheese can contain industrial toxic chemicals called phthalates that experts say could be harmful to young kids and developing fetuses. Knowing this, I’m rethinking my dinner choices until food companies clean up their act.
Ever wonder what taxi drivers and pregnant women have in common? Both were the subjects of fascinating research discussed at the Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) conference in York, England last month, where I had the good fortune to be present. Disturbingly, new research is showing that increased use of a new generation of flame retardants is serious cause for concern.
Current research shows it’s more important than ever to choose foods wisely for your family to reduce exposure to pesticides, chemicals found in food processing, and industrial pollutants that end up in the food chain. Follow these tips for dishing up and eating healthy food at your table.
Several years ago, I was lucky enough to go on a sail in Elliott Bay with Salish Sea Expeditions. Continue reading
Anyone who knows me knows I love to cook. I love to do it with family and friends or what I call “my framily”. I have a solid core of framily in my life who also love to prepare fabulous food and share it to create amazing bonds and memories. And of course, we try our best to make food that is healthy and nourishing! Continue reading
Popcorn is one of the healthiest foods to eat. It’s low-fat (if you skip the butter) and it has lots of fiber. But new testing shows that depending on how it’s prepared, a healthy bowl of popcorn could come with an extra flavoring of toxic perfluorinated chemicals. Continue reading