Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Encouraging, and not a little surprising, news that both Starbucks and Jamba Juice are cutting high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors and (some) preservatives from most of their food and drink items. I always thought it was messed up that Jamba Juice marketed their products as healthy when they are mostly refined sweeteners with a little frozen fruit mixed in.

Julia and I just saw Food, Inc., a documentary produced by Robert Kenner (the father of a good friend, actually) that sort of crystalized into movie form the slow food/ locavore movement popularized by authors Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma & In Defense of Food) and Eric Schlossser (Fast Food Nation). As with all the books, the movie is a terrifying glimpse into the corporate-industrial food complex. Highly recommend seeing it, especially if you are as un-cool with hamburger meat treated with ammonia as I am.

So, this week, a little victory for health. Uhhh.... thank you Starbucks and Jamba Juice (?)

[Washes mouth out with soap]

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