Recommended Documentary: Genetic Roulette

Today I watched Genetic Roulette.. these are my thoughts on the documentary:

I hear a lot that I am “over the top” and such. I hear things like these 3 statements and I have even heard them all from the same person(s) before:

“No one used to be so concerned over food, just eat what is at the store, stop worrying. The government is watching out and testing things”

“Back 30 years ago there were no food allergies, I think people are just oversensitive or something”

“People never used to be sick this much, but I just think it must be that we did not have names for all these things people have now or the science didn’t pick up on them. People died, they did not die from XYZ”

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Week Recap

Here are some things I have been seeing around the internets this week. Some new, some old, some revisted. I have been sharing them on facebook, but thought I would share them here too for those of you not following Mint&Chilli on facebook.


Have you heard of meat glue. ICK! Makes me want to live on or next to a far to get my meat direct! It is so sad that our meat is abused like this.


Mint&Chilli is SO sad to hear that Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution has been replaced on ABC Family with Dancing with the Stars. What a low blow to Jamie, he is just trying to help the children. I am very disappointed, they say it is because of ratings – but ratings don’t have to rule. I hope they will stick to their word start it up again in the summer.

Have you seen when Jamie tries to explain to American children what is in there ‘chicken’ nuggets and they still want to eat them. It is so sad. I know this is video overload, but give them a watch.


Boulder Weekly has a great article called “A life less plastic” where they interview Beth Terry, check it out! Also in Boulder news, I read today they are considering a city wide ban on plasitc bags! Nice!


The “Toxic 10”… everyday products you should avoid – check it out


Check out this video (10 minutes): Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?


I just have to say that I am loving Farmama. She runs a great blog about her and her family living on a farm and working toward being self-sufficient.


The Real Reason Why Coca-Cola Isn’t Ditching Bisphenol A – Read why here


Great article over on 30 Day Waste – GMO & The Future of Food

Robyn O’Brien – What is real food?

Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a “Real Food” evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a “typical” breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. This is a very informative video!