Just when people were starting to get a handle on nutrient content claims such as low fat, low sodium, healthy and light; food manufacturers are introducing a new set of food related terms like cage free, pasture-raised and gluten free. Some of these are actually meaningful distinctions that relate to the health of our food or the method they were raised, packaged or transported and others have no basis in law, and at least one, wins the award for pure bunk.
Eating Seasonally and Locally. There has been a lot of interest in eating seasonally and locally. Eating seasonally means that you only eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in your area. Eating locally is a term not regulated by law that “defines local from 90 – 250 miles from your area. Continue reading