Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Food Dialogues-A Resource LONG Overdue!

Even though a chronic illness forced my family's hand on the situation, I'm quite happy that we {generally} eat healthy. By healthy, I mean we eat genuinely better then probably 90% of the population these days. 

Due to moderate to severe food intolerances throughout my family, we can't go out to eat too often, so normally we don't and if we do, we opt for something a little healthier then McDonald's or Taco Bell. 

We've worked to cut out HFCS, MSG, wheat, gluten, artificial flavors, colorings, etc. We're still working on it, but we're definitely getting there!

When we can, we hunt, fish, and forage for our own food. Speaking of which, my dad just got a wild turkey yesterday :)

We have several farmer friends around the area that supply us with our organic, free-range chickens and eggs, goat milk, raw honey straight from the bee's butt, greens, and whatever else is grown. 

We do try to learn as much as we can from our farmer friends, which is why when presented with this opportunity to write about FoodDialouges.com, I couldn't turn it down! Here's a little about the USFRA:

"America’s farmers and ranchers founded the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start and lead an honest dialogue about American agriculture. USFRA has set the table for conversations with Americans to answer their questions about food and food production."

Personally, I believe the first step to eating healthier is KNOWING about your food; where it's grown, how its grown, what goes into it, etc and USFRA works to connect farmers and ranchers with us, the consumers, as a way of providing that knowledge.

These are REAL people answering REAL questions: YOUR questions.

Do you have a specific question about your food that you want answered? There are two ways you can ask:

  1. Head over to www.fooddialogues.com and create a dialogue where other people can like, comment, and weigh in on your question.
  2. Head over to the USFRA'S Facebook Fanpage and post it directly on their wall!

FoodDialogues.com is an amazing source of information that I think is badly needed to help people get educated about what they put into their bodies! I'm very passionate about healthy eating, so I just have to applaud the USFRA for taking this step :)

**Disclaimer: I was provided the opportunity to be entered into a contest for posting about this information from One2One Network. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated**

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That IS an awesome resource!! I also think is in the interest of the whole population on Earth to educate them of how to grow food as in times of hard ships, it's very important for survival.