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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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

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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!

Be linen

Back in November, through my design blog Benoit Millot contacted me about a video he made. The video was so beautiful, I shared it immediately on my design blog. I though about it today, and it is so appropriate to share here as well!

Be Linen – it is about how linen is made, from flax. How it is 100% organic, green and not chemically treated. I have always loved linen, Mema had napkins and table clothes from it. I think it is just such a nice feel, especially with all the synthetic/fake fabrics roaming around these days. Linen feels real and sturdy, yet soft. In the video below, they refer to the fiber as nobel. It shows how much these people really love it – I think that is great!