For Food Lovers

Research: Grass-fed Benefits
Hidden Salt in “Natural” Meats. Mother Earth News, July/August 2014. The hidden salt in conventionally grown meats. High in cost, high in percentage, high proportion of daily requirements.
The Amazing Benefits of Grass-fed Beef. Mother Earth News, April 2009.
Grass-fed Beef Benefits: A Meat-buyer’s Guide. Mother Earth News, December 2013.
Yet More Proof that Grass-fed is Better. Mother Earth News, June/July 2011
All You Need to Know to Eat Good Grass-fed Meat. Mother Earth News, January 2012,
Grass-fed Vs. Grain-fed Beef. Cooking Light, 2012
Switching to Grass-fed Beef. New York Times, March 11, 2010
Heart benefits from grass-fed beef, Mayo Clinic

About Organic Food and Farming
Rodale Institute. Decades of scientific research on organic agriculture and it’s ability to produce on par with non-organic (conventional) methods.
Environmental Working Group. Research about what pesticides are most often found in our foods. Lists those foods with the least pesticide residues as well.
What can be labeled “organic”. About the regulations from the USDA.

Recipes from Bull Brook Keep
Roasting on Your Grill
Fork tender beef roast
7 HR Brandied Beef Roast

To find locally grown food
Local Harvest – find farms, CSAs, farmers’ markets by name, zip code or city in all 50 states.
Food Routes – find local sources in every state.
Food Alliance – Interactive map of certified food sources across the USA
SavorWisconsin – to locate farms, CSAs, farmers markets and events across the state.
EatWild – Very rich site provides links to producers of grass-fed meats, research, recipes, and more.
Eat Well Guide – interactive site developed in collaboration with Food Routes lets you search for local sources.

Breaking News
Civil Eats. Daily updates on legislation and civic activities influencing the American food system, and the move to sustainable agriculture to build health, the environmental, the economy and social justice.
Food Safety News. Daily updates about food borne illness, food recalls, current legislation.
Organic Consumers Association. Daily alerts to activities by civic and public groups against agricultural and food adulteration.

About food production and distribution
Leopold Center of Sustainable Agriculture – the hundreds and thousands of miles miles food travels from farm to plate, marketing, ag practices, policy, U of IA
Michael Fields Institute – food production, policy, marketing, research about impact of sustainably produced foods.

About sustainable communities
St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development – food production, energy, local economy, U of WI-River Falls.

A Few Faves
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, Jo Robinson
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Marion Nestle
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook

Whadda ya think?