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Get Your Fiber, Get it Daily; Food-tracking Apps Can Help with Weight-Loss, Possibly; Cuomo Proposes “No Student Goes Hungry Program” for 2018

Scientists Learn Exactly Why Fiber is Good for You The term “dietary fiber” refers to the indigestible molecules or compounds of plants that we cannot break down ourselves. Yet the billions of bacteria lining our gut do. In fact, according … Read More

Combat Diabetes, Say No to Junk Food; EPA Drops Bans Against Harmful Chemicals

The Fight Against Junk Food As Diabetes Rises in India India is “sitting on a volcano” of diabetes, as NY Times reports more people in India are likely to develop diabetes from weight gain than people in other regions due … Read More

Linguine with Pepper Cress Pesto, Broccoli, and Cherry Tomatoes

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For 4-6 people 1 packages of linguine (organic, or GF, rice, etc) 1 batch of pepper cress pesto (see recipe below) 2 cups broccoli florets ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup white wine 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup assorted … Read More

Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

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Butternut Squash Coconut Curry To serve 6 to 8   1 Tbs. coconut oil 2 medium size butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1” wedges 1 teaspoon, finely chopped fresh ginger root 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 onion, … Read More

October 12: Food Policy for Breakfast @Hunter College

Innovative Farm-to-Table Restaurants in New York City As consumer interest in health and sustainability give rise to farm-to-table cuisine, restaurant owners, operators and chefs strive to find creative ways to offer healthy, sustainable food at affordable prices. Moderator Charles Platkin, PhD, … Read More

Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

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Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad Ingredients: 1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar Juice of ½ a lemon 2 Tbs olive oil salt and pepper 1 lb Feta cheese, cut into small cubes ½ … Read More

Growth in Organic Industry Continues; Riverkeeper’s Massive Clean Up Success; Wind Engery Program Begins Training for Mine-workers; Farmer’s Mark Season Boosts Access to Fresh Produce; Biodiversity Makes a Comeback

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2016 Count of Certified Organic Operations The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new data indicating the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with 24,650 certified organic operations in the United States, and 37,032 around the world!!! I … Read More

Today at 10am, Bhavani Joins Brian Lehrer on NRP to Talk About School Food! Stephen Ritz’s Inspiring Book! Is All Organic Milk Created Equal? Darina Allen, Host of LitFest 2017 Joins Bhavani on PRN!

Hi All, Exciting news! I will be on the Brian Lehrer show this morning at 10am, talking about school lunches, and whether it is possible, for just a little over $1.00 per day, to make school lunches taste good and … Read More


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