FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The antidote to stress, Big Food rethinks chicken welfare, and why you can’t pay people to exercise more

by | Aug 4, 2017

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This week the antidote to stress, Big Food rethinks chicken welfare, and why you can’t pay people to exercise more.

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4 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: The antidote to stress, Big Food rethinks chicken welfare, and why you can’t pay people to exercise more”

  1. Judith Favia says:

    I would love to eat more beans and lentils, but after a six month struggle with IBS and doing a low FODMAP diet to identify triggers, it is clear that legumes are out for the foreseeable future. As are a very few vegetables and fruits. Now that things have settled down with my microbiome, I am having to learn to eat healthy meals without some of my previous go to foods. A vegetarian diet is out of the question.

  2. MikeT says:

    Beef can be raised on very marginal land that is unsuited for agriculture. The article seems to think that it is a zero sum issue. Much more complex and large herbivores are incredibly important to rebuilding damaged soils and yes carbon sequestration.

    Also do not tolerate beans all that well, so wouldn’t be a very good alternative.

    • Darya Rose says:

      Seemed pretty obvious to me that it was a theoretical exercise specifically addressing the role of industrial beef in US agriculture. Personally I only consume responsibly raised grass-fed meats, but they are super expensive and hard to find in most areas. Most people don’t have that luxury.

      Also if you have trouble digesting beans I recommend starting from dry then soaking overnight and disposing of the soaking water before cooking (I use a pressure cooker). This eliminates nearly all the oligosaccharides that lead to digestive issues. Changed my life! Look into Rancho Gordo heirloom beans, they are to die for.

      • Allie says:

        I’ll second that. Sometimes I’ll even boil the beans for 15 min, discard that water and add new water. And the quality of the beans really does make a difference. Rancho Gordo beans hardly ever bother me (except for a black and white variety that made my stomach very angry) but I find that cheaper (and probably older) beans I have more trouble with. And at least for me personally, I have much less trouble with chick peas and lentils so I’ll usually choose those over beans.

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