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Syndication

We cover some serious ground this week, so buckle up and hang on! HSUS offers a Congressional report card, on ag legislation affecting animal treatment. We embrace a diverse food ethics community, then throw stuff deliciously about the kitchen (recipes included!). Dawn cooks for vegan hounds. Food industry inches towards federal GMO labeling — but don’t get too excited, rotten motives may be in play. And we’re tickled to announce our first cookbook giveaway — comment to enter!

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Before we unpack the heavy stuff, maybe we should get to know each other a little bit — listen, to find out Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask, about who we are and exactly what we’re up to!

Meanwhile, new study links fast food to pediatric asthma, eczema, and hay fever. Another new study finds animal agriculture hugely wasteful of resources (I know: shocking, right?!). In both studies, researchers tiptoe away from the possibility that changing our behavior in these domains might just perhaps be something like maybe sort of a good idea.

One of my recent EatDrinkBetter articles addresses the foolishness of the ‘everything in moderation’ argument, when applied literally to food issues; and o-yes-maam-and-sir, it’s relevant here!

In what must surely be one of the seven signs of the apocalypse, I actually agree with something written in National Hog Farmer! Yes: people should definitely do their homework and seek out food meeting their values as well as nutritional needs. Finally, some sense from that bunch — excellent! (I’ll try not to get used to it…)

Dawn raised The Lectin Guy’s allegations that beans are vicious health-damaging devil-fruits, in which convo we explore some silly ideas perpetually circulating within popular culture. Discussion includes capitalism, fads, evidence, soy, and marketing.

Melanie Joy’s new article at One Green Planet offers a beautiful summary of why it’s so important to examine the stories we tell ourselves about our food choices.

This inaugural episode of Progressive Kitch has been brought to you by the words ‘radical‘ and ‘moderation,’ and by the number 10 billion.

Thanks for listening, and happy radical eating!

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