The Big Bad Monsanto Boogie Monster

We’ve all heard of Food, Inc., the 2008 American documentary film directed by Robert Kenner that paints Monsanto, the world’s leading producer of Genetically Modified seeds and the herbicide glyphosate, as the devil. It concludes that it produces unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly, farmer abusive services and products. Monsanto has come under the public microscope since then and demonized for their actions. Specifically their genetic …

Lunchable or Vomitable?

Modern day women have to straddle the line between their work life as smart professional career women and perfect mothers that keep a neat home and care for their children. There is often no time for thought out, nutritional food preparation. Oh but, never fear, because Lunchables are here, offering to provide your child with a healthy, fun filled lunch …

Tenders: Quality Chicken Fast

Tenders restaurant is a Davidson classic that students seek out in search of the perfect hangover cure and parents visit for the perfect afternoon lunch with the kids. The menu is simple and plain, and the food is served quickly , but that doesn’t mean there is a loss of flavor. The company runs on the tenet of fresh food …

City Fishin: Aquaculture Provides Healthy & Sustainable Food Source in Charlotte

Aquaculture refers to the “breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments.” It is a growing trend in the world as we begin to realize we have exhausted so many of our food resources.  Moving inland, a fish farm has sprouted up within the city limits of Charlotte that seeks to  mass produce fish while maintaining …

Chickens: The Sustainable City Dwellers

Growing up in rural Vermont my family had a small flock of chickens that stumbled around our backyard, consistently pecking at the grassy lawn. I remember the satisfaction of trudging out into the cold morning air to the pen and finding a warm green tinted egg hidden beneath a speckled chicken annoyed that I was bothering her nesting.  While my mother …