Two recent articles, one on a speech by Michelle Obama at the US Conference of Mayors and the other by Josh Viertel, head of the Slow Food movement, are worth reading. I’ve put their links to the right of this blog, please take a look!

Also, just in: An important posting by Allergy Kids. Summary:

“Today, one out of every three American children now has allergies, asthma, ADHD or autism, with 20 million children now affected by one of these conditions. The goal of AllergyKids is to inspire parents to protect the health of their children with food allergies. Our goal is to make it easier to identify a child with life threatening food allergies through our universal symbol for food allergies and to provide comprehensive independent research so that you can make the healthiest choices for your family.”

As the first independently funded food allergy organization, AllergyKids highlights previously undisclosed research addressing the recent introduction and engineering of allergens, proteins, food additives and dyes into our food supply and the impact that these novel proteins, chemicals and allergens have on the health and well being of women and their children.

In the last twenty years, the new childhood epidemics of allergies, asthma, autism and ADHD (also obesity and cancer) have increased dramatically:

€ 400% increase in allergies,

€ 300% increase in asthma,

€ 400% increase in ADHD

€ and an increase of between 1,500 and 6,000% in the number of children with autism-spectrum disorders.

Also, a book review:

The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It

In a first-person story as shocking as it is inspirational, The Unhealthy Truth reveals the alarming relationship between the manipulation of our food and the increase in dangerous allergies in our children and cancers in our families—and offers a road map to healthy living.

Link to the Right, folks!