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Peace + Food = Peacefood

In dem dreiteiligen Talk mit Dr. Ruediger Dahlke, dem wohl bekanntesten Experten zum Thema ganzheitliche Gesundheit, geht es um Essen für den Frieden: Ohne Fleisch und ohne tierische Produkte. In seinem Buch „Peace Food” plädiert der Arzt und Psychotherapeut für eine vegane Ernährung und schildert, warum Milch keineswegs so gesund zu sein scheint, wie oft behauptet. Sogar Bill Clinton ernährt sich seit einiger Zeit vegan, seit er die „China Study” gelesen hat. Darüber hinaus aber erspart verminderter Fleischkonsum unzähliges Leid bei den Tieren: 98 aller Tiere, die später verzehrt werden, haben nie ein natürliches Leben unter freiem Himmel erlebt.

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Big apple goes organic!


Alberto González is a trendsetter. Two years ago, he opened New York City’s very first fully USDA-certified organic restaurant, GustOrganics. Despite the depressed economy, it is booming—and has now given González the opportunity to bring a fully certified organic menu someplace else it’s never been: to food carts on the streets of Manhattan.

“Our cart is the first USDA-certified organic street cart ever,” González told Organic Connections. “We are very proud.”

González called the cart—operated by his new company Organic Carts NYC—a prototype simply because it was a test to see if something like this would fly with on-the-go New Yorkers. But the prototype, currently found at Fifty-Third Street and Park Avenue, has done so well that he is now planning the immediate launch of two more carts.

“We’ve been sold out every single day since we’ve been there,” González said. “We have been increasing the food quantity of the cart by 20 or 30 percent, and we’re still selling out.”

Like its parent restaurant, the organic cart has a very tasty menu. “We’re serving salads and soups—we have a soup of the day and a salad of the day,” González related. “We serve the same empanadas that we serve in the restaurant; we also serve what we call tapitos, basically a wrap containing filet mignon strips grilled with vegetables, on a bed of greens, and much more besides.”

Lunch at the cart is not expensive. You can eat a meal there for under $10, tax included.

Because of González’s stress on maintaining a sustainable operation, no bottled drinks are served from the cart. In fact, organic juices are freshly squeezed from fruit right on the spot and served in biocompostable cups. “You can stop and have a freshly squeezed organic orange juice right in the middle of Manhattan,” said González. “We also have our homemade lemonade, which is very popular, brewed iced tea and more.”

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Consistently named as one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, apples make my list because they are more popular than the other fruits and vegetables on the list. Thus, choosing organic apples can make a big difference both in lowering your family’s pesticide exposure and in using our consumer power to change agriculture.

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Got Milk?

Got milk? Plenty of people think its perfectly healthy to drink, and advertisements would have you eating dairy all the time. But it may not be as healthy as you think. In this weeks UltraWellness blog Dr. Mark Hyman gives six reasons you should avoid milk and explains why it may be at the very root of your health problems.
Dr. Hyman is a smart guy, though we don’t agree 100% with his recommendations (e.g., we don’t recommend any seafoods or other animal products as a source of calcium or anything else).


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