Posts Tagged ‘GMO

02
Mar
11

What is ‘Organic’? and Other News about Mothers’ Breast Milk Ice Cream

Yesterday was Pancake Day and I totally missed it. This is a total bummer as I love pancakes . . . hmmm, I think this calls for a trek to Cinnamon’s or Liliha Bakery soon.

However, in other news read the re-caps of the Eat the Street 2, the food truck rally and The Chocolate Festival by Hawaii Blog and Nonstop Honolulu, respectively, by clicking on the appropriate links.

Personally, I was planning on attending Eat the Street 2, however it once again seemed poorly planned based on the numbers. The whole point of going for people curious is to try as many food trucks as possible if you spend forty-five minutes to an hour in each line a) you will be full from the prior truck you ate from and b) you will get to may be at most three trucks . . .  I don’t know somehow the planners need to take ameliorate some of the most glaring problems.

While, I appreciate that you should have a strategy to maximize your time there, that is only effective if you could get there before the rush, if you are a working professional with long hours, forget it. I have, based on my own experiences, ideas on how they could run it a more efficient manner, but I’ll save that for another time.

Oh well, cheers to Vino for serving my appetite this past Friday, as Eat the Street is now 0-2 for me now. There is always a next time I’m sure or may be I will just plan my food truck crawl.

Anyway, let’s turn to some national news. After the earlier post about what are Hawaii legislators are concerned about, several national organizations are continuing the debate over Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs) and how the affect what is considered ‘organic.’ NPR has an interesting piece on how alfalfa is affecting our definition of what ‘organic’ is, and you can check it out here.

While, I can understand people’s need for keeping things ‘pure’ I always like to point out that many of the fruits, vegetables, and livestock we eat now have been genetically manipulated over thousands of years to obtain what we have now. While, it is true that the scale that we are doing it now is on a far more sophisticated and molecular level the reality is we as a race have been manipulating our food sources to produce what we want and how we want. Just my 2 cents.

Now for something really ‘organic’? Well, if mothers’ breast milk is ‘organic’? I guess that is the real question are we natural or is anything we do unnatural, hmm, something to ponder . . . Anyway, this NPR article reports how ice cream made with mothers’ breast milk was seized. I kind of think it is kind of funny it is being called Baby Gaga, and it does sound like something that Lady Gaga would do.

Finally, in happy Grub Club news, my fellow foodie and awesome Yelper Kyle H. has started a blog. Check it out by clicking here.

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