June is observed as Fruit and Vegetable month
in the US. Bloggers are coming together at Bloggers Unite to promote this event and to encourage purchase and consumption of fresh, nutritious produce, preferably homegrown or locally grown. As more and more people around the world try to imitate the American lifestyle, importance of fresh fruit and vegetables in daily meals is decreasing by the day. Meat is the primary ingredient based on the belief that it makes you most healthy. This is far from reality. A few weeks back I happened to watch a couple of TED videos which deal with this same issue, our unnecessary obsession with meat. I thought sharing those videos with my readers to kick off the Fruit and Vegetable month (which will be a beneficial observance worldwide) would only be appropriate.
In his fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.
Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, “renegade lunch lady” Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school — local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.