I have so much to do before I get on that plane! I was hoping to harvest my potatoes before I leave, but I don’t know if that is going to happen. I still have basil to bring in and turn into pesto before I leave, or I won’t have any for the winter! Tomato plants need to be pulled, Bok Choy, Swiss Chard and Asian Greens need to be harvested, and cover crops need to go down! OMG! I was making a large pot of Rainbow Vegetable Soup for a nursery school this week and tried to use as many of the vegetables I have left in my garden in the recipe ( I will share that with you next week). This week I will share one of my favorite recipes on my show, Miso Marinated Tofu Cutlet with Leek Puree. It is so good!
As I had suspected, the Stanford study claiming conventional produce to be as healthy as organic produce, is flawed. In a New York Times article published yesterday, it appears that the research released by Stanford University claiming organic produce is not necessarily more nutritious than conventional varieties, is based on statistical compilations of earlier work by others. Prior to the publication of the Stanford study, a team of scientists at Newcastle University in England, using the same data, found that organic produce was more nutritious. Looking at largely the same studies, these two teams came to different conclusions. It seems to me that if you know the outcome you are looking for, you can find any information to support that. At a time like this, with GMO’s in the news, and Proposition 37 coming up at the polls in California, research to discredit the nutritional value of organic fruits and vegetables would be very timely. In the weeks to come, I will be interviewing experts in this field so we can all learn more about GMO’s and what we can do to avoid them.
My guest for tomorrow is Jonny Dubowsky, musician and founder of Rock n’ Renew a non-profit organization that helps musicians, students, and their communities live and act in a sustainable way.
Rock n’ Renew uses art and music to generate excitement about green solutions that aim to repair students local food systems and the environment. I am very excited to have him on my show to see how he engages young people to be green and live more sustainably.
Next week, I will be interviewing Kathleen Furey. She is one of the environmental activists educating people about the dangers of GMO’s and working on Proposition 37 in California. She works with the Institute for Responsible Technology and Jeffery Smith as the Tour Coordinator for his California “Truth About GMO’s Speaking Tour.” She was also a researcher for the newly released documentary film Genetic Roulette.
Thank you all so much, and have a wonderful week!
In peace and love,