Farmers Markets NYC

Union Square Greenmarket

It’s time to get out of your apartment, away from your computer, and outside and into the sun.  Do it.  Now.  And while you are out, (here comes the plug for this article…) why not hit one of the city’s farmers’ markets?  Yes, we all know that these local farmers’ markets and greenmarkets are great for the environment, our health, and help support a community of local food producers.  And all of these are superb reasons to go.  But here’s another:  the items these markets have are delicious!  There’s nothing better than tasting a fresh strawberry that tastes like an actual …continue reading

Meat and Spice and Everything Nice

Big Apple BBQ

It’s summer in New York.  And other than the prevalent smell of urine in the subways, as amplified by the heat, the city has a lot to offer:  the opportunity to idle away a Saturday afternoon in Sheep’s Meadow, the summer movie series in Bryant Park, and an ongoing variety of outdoor fetes and festivals.  The fairest of them all?  The Big Apple Barbecue.  Now if you are a vegetarian, I have to warn you:  this column isn’t for you.  No hard feelings or anything, but we are going to be talking meat here.  If you want to stick around to …continue reading

Monsanto Food Company is Monopolizing the Business

soybeans

If you are an American and you eat, odds are that most of the food that you eat comes from seeds that are engineered by Monsanto, a company that has been trying to monopolize the market with questionable tactics.

If you think this doesn’t matter, just consider the fact that just about everything that we eat contains a soybean or corn product. Well, 95% of all soybeans and 80% of all corn grown in the United States come from seeds that use Monsanto’s patented genes.

If you still think it doesn’t matter, just wait till you see …continue reading

Pinkberry: Lawyers Now Rats Going After Them

The frozen yogurt craze creater, Pinkberry, has more than just lawyers to worry about (they are being sued for false product description in California). Now, rats have been seen running around the stores. Take a look at this news clip before you step into another Pinkberry. Personally, I do not go to Pinkberry anymore…the quality of their product is not what it used to be; the “yogurt” is watery now and the toppings (i.e. fruit) are no longer fresh like they used to be.

Pinkberry – Not Yogurt?

I was recently in Los Angeles, where the Pinkberry craze is still running full throttle. There are lines out the stores, which translates to 15-20 min waits. However, there is currently a lawsuit filed by Byran Williams, a Los Angeles resident and consumer, against Pinkberry on the grounds of false advertisement. According to the lawsuit, Pinkberry’s frozen yogurt is not actually yogurt since it contains no bacteria cultures. In addition, California Law also states that frozen yogurt sold in retail establishments must be obtained from a licensed manufacturer and fermented after pasteurization, with its ingredients prominently displayed to consumers. Williams …continue reading

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