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Welcome to the Food for Thought® Blog.

My intention is to present helpful information about a variety of topics: from Green Living, Cooking, Organic Food, Sustainable Agriculture, along with the policy and politics that these categories bring to the public eye. You may even find a few postings that touch upon some of life’s philosophical questions!  Feel free to suggest topics or add comments (I take offense to nothing). As always I’m open to ideas. Enjoy!



Making a Difference in Ethiopia

Making a Difference in Ethiopia

Never has Margaret Mead’s famous quote, “Never underestimate the power of a small, dedicated group of people to change the world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has” been so accurately demonstrated in my life than in what a group of northern Michigan volunteers are doing with the project Run Across Ethiopia. It […]

Steppin In It

100-Mile Cultural Diet

Local food is hot. As we continue discovering evidence of all the social, environmental and economic benefits of eating local, the phenomenon becomes less of a debate and more of a movement. For instance, it seems that almost every day I hear of more and more people who are adopting the 100-mile diet approach to […]

Pesticide Residue in Fruits and Vegetables

Below is a table of 43 fruits and vegetables that were tested by the Environmental Working Group for pesticide residue. The foods are ranked from worst to best (descending) and the chart will tell you what percentage of that particular fruit/vegetable had pesticides on it and how many pesticides could be detected on each fruit/vegetable. […]