Eric Garza

Musings on food, energy and adaptation

Vermont Traditional Foods and Health Symposium

Jeff Leach

While I enjoyed traveling to the Regional Wise Traditions Conference put on by the Weston A. Price Foundation last weekend, the symposium I attended in Burlington and Shelburne this past weekend was more my style. For the last few years Shelburne Farms has organized and hosted the Vermont Traditional Foods…
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Wallowing in Bias

WatchGears

While working on my first graduate degree – a masters of science in environmental science – I’d managed to hold on to the notion that scientists as individuals and science as an institution had a unique way of looking at the world that afforded them a clearer view of reality….
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Regional Wise Traditions Conference

Arthur Haines

I must admit, I’m quite the homebody. I don’t own a car and don’t care much for travel, although I do enjoy taking long walks. This past weekend though, I indulged in some regional travel, first down to Poultney, Vermont to attend a workshop for faculty who’ll be teaching for…
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Know Your Fats

Know Your Fats

Like most in my generation, I grew up in a fat-phobic household. We used margarine, not butter, and I remember my┬áparents and even my grandparents goading me to cut every last shred of fat from pieces of meat they served me. Sometimes I’d sneak a bite anyway – it tasted…
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Advanced Glycation Endproducts

Bacon

Earlier posts on heat-created toxins focused on heterocyclic amines, acrylamide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. While these are all worrisome – and to a large degree avoidable – compounds, I’ve saved the group of heat-generated toxins that concern me most for this post: advanced glycation end products. These┬ácompounds, often abbreviated as…
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