Tag Archive: That’s Not Food

What’s In My Milk? Part One: Industrialized Dairy

Got $23 million dollars a year to spend on celebrity endorsements and a national ad campaign? The dairy industry does! Commercial dairy farmers Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are surely, and not-so-slowly, monopolizing the world of milk. Straight from the cow’s mouth: There were 65,000 milk cow operations in 2009 compared to 97,460 in 2001, a…

$93.38 Worth of Protein Powder… In the Trash

This sucks. But I have to do it. I bought these large, expensive jugs of hyper-processed protein particles and diet supplement powders at the end of last year, as a part of a nearly life-long effort to gain weight. And today, I am dumping them out in the trash. Oh, you read that right, by…

Why I Literally Cannot Stomach Buying CAFO Anymore

This past holiday weekend, at a seemingly innocent celebratory social gathering with friends at the beach, something awful happened to PH and I. Stomach-turningly, gut-disruptingly, immune-compromisingly…awful.   We each partook of a completely normal, barbecued rib eye steak bought at the supermarket.   It was…gritty. Chewy. Stringy. With end notes of environmental pollution and sulfuric…