Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Practically Green

I'm not going to tell you how I discovered Michael Pollan because, well, I'm just not (10 points if you know), but I'm so glad that I did discover him.

In an effort to become a more conscious consumer, I've been referencing his Linking page daily. It's chalk full of fantastic resources related to eating locally and sustainably.

And I added his newest book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to my Amazon Wish List.

Finally, my husband doesn't know it yet, but I'm going to ask if I can go to Denison University in April to hear Pollan speak. The event is a few days before the opening of turkey season, so it might be my last opportunity to get out and do something before my husband leaves us for turkey killing. But I ain't complaining. The turkeys my husband potentially kills will be as free-range as they come.

What are you doing to be a more conscious consumer?


  1. Give me an O? Give me a P? you get the picture. are you buying grass fed meat? how are you insureing that hormones/antibiotics are not added? Oh and you know I dont eat fast food, pizza dosen't count right lol, but what about the kiddos? Ava and Henry know it and like it sigh sigh:) Excited to hear your thoughts.

    P.s Did I get 10pts?

  2. Jackie - You are right! It was Oprah ;-)

    So basically, our plan is this . . . we are trying to shop at places where we know there are no hormones/antibiotics. We just ask the manager of the meat department. For instance, we have a House of Meats (from Toledo, Ohio) in Columbus. All of their meat is hormone/antibiotic free, and their prices are not bad at all.

    Like Pollan said, we are trying to make at least one good choice a day. We still eat fast food (occasionally - we have cut WAY back), but we are becoming much more aware. Baby steps, I guess.