Tagged: Food

No GMO = Me Not A Customer

Letter written to Freedom Foods, reproduced below:


Just thought I’d mention: I ran into your products in a store. Nutritionally they were exactly what I was looking for, except.

Except they contain no genetically-modified organisms. This is exactly saying “These products destroy the environment.” Non-GMO crops offer no nutritional or health advantage, but need more cropland to grow the same amount. By excluding GMO crops you are quite literally helping to destroy the wild and uncultivated lands, while forcing the use of more pesticides and fertilizers.

So I can’t, in good conscience, buy your products.

Please do the right thing and use GMO crops.

Thank you.


Note to other food sellers: this is a policy. I can’t help you destroy the world by promoting pointlessly inefficient agriculture.


Calorie-free sauce … maybe real?

tomatobasil_revI’m trying to lose weight. I’ve already lost over 50 kg (See my other blog.)

Obviously, good-tasting food with fewer calories makes that easier. Today I decided to find a lower-calorie spaghetti sauce.

Here’s one from Walden farms.

All three of their pasta sauces have zero calories and zero grams of fat according to their nutritional labels. Let’s look at the Tomato and Basil sauce. Nutrition information is here. The ingredients include as the second ingredient “tomato”. The serving is 1/4 cup. According to CalorieKing.com, 1/4 cup of chopped tomato would be 8 calories. Of course, since it’s the second ingredient and everything after the first two would be nearly weightless (spices and such), there can’t be more than just under 1/8 cup of tomato. If it’s 1/16 cup, that would be 1/2 calorie, which FDA would let them list as zero. Wow, it might be real! (The sauce is probably pretty watery, though, since it’s by definition mostly water.)

Hmm … I’m a skeptic, but this claim might actually be correct despite seeming implausible on first glance. I don’t suppose anyone out there has experience with Walden Farms brand products?