Difference Between Non-GMO and Organic

NON-GMO and OrganicI couldn’t sleep last night because bills touting GMO labeling laws were bouncing around my in my head. These are the things that keep me awake. I was intrigued by a comment in an article that I found on Rep. Mike Pompeo’s twitter (the guy who wrote HR4432) that said “anyone else that wants to avoid GMOs can simply buy organic.” Continue reading

Showdown: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act VS. Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act

GMO Labeling BillsWhew! That title is a mouthful but there really is no way to abbreviate these things. What does all of this mean? Beats me. But after a few hours of research, deciphering congressional bill lingo, and being entertained by some very passionate blogs, it became clear to me that if you care about how GMO food is labeled, this is a match up that YOU NEED TO FOLLOW. There is a battle going down right now with legislation that directly influences GMO labeling. To help you get started, here is some background information on the two contenders: Continue reading

Have You Been Tricked by Protein Snacks?

Protein BrownieThe Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is an amazing fitness club. I’ve been spoiling myself with this health and athletic haven since the summer. I love everything about it – from the 400M indoor track to the rock climbing wall, from the sand volleyball court to the cafe. But today at the cafe, I was presented with a discouraging snack option – Protein Brownie. Continue reading

Chipotle – Food with (some) Integrity

Chipotle Food with Integrity SometimesI eat a lot of Chipotle. Many of you know this from my Adventurrito craze. Giant burritos wrapped in shiny foil have become a staple in my diet for many reasons: delicious vegan options, a yummy dose of all essential amino acids, and food sourced “with integrity.” However, this last reason was called into question today during my (bi)weekly Chipotle visit, a visit which also called into question Chipotle’s “integrity.” Continue reading

GMOs: Why You Should be Terrified

Jerry Seinfeld GMOThe windows outside Whole Foods were plastered with a new campaign touting GMO Labeling Transparency. Initially intrigued by the graphic design, I began to rejoice in the fact that Whole Foods is doing something about GMOs. “You dirty GMOs” I thought. “You thought you were so clever but you’ll never escape Whole Foods’ jaws of justice!” But then my rejoice slammed into a brick wall of a questions: what exactly is Whole Foods doing with GMOs? What does it mean to me? What’s the deal with GMOs? Continue reading

Interview with Theresa Beckmann

Theresa BeckmanI find that Saturday mornings are most enjoyable when paired with great conservation. Theresa requested an interview after stumbling upon my blog while searching for answers to Adventurrito. In her request she mentioned that she lives in Arizona, is a recent vegan, and lives with a “fully omni husband.” We spent an engaging hour and fifteen minutes enjoying our Saturday morning and talking about those things. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

So you are a recent vegan. How did it all begin? Continue reading