I haven’t eaten much other than leftovers for the past week.

So, I basically don’t have anything to write about.

Good thing I read a lot about food.

I found a couple little tidbits this week, that I felt you needed to know about.

Like this little gem: www.sodelushious.com

Have you ever heard of Chrissy Teigen? You should def follow her on Twitter. She’s hysterical. Who knew swimsuit models were so damn witty? She has a food blog that is absolutely adorable. It’s got plenty of healthy food for swimsuit models, plenty of bad food swimsuit models should not eat, and plenty of Asian dishes inspired by her mom, whom I’m sure will knock your socks off in the kitchen. I want to make it all.

I’m adding this recipe for Fish en Papillote, which she tweeted last week, and I’m so glad she did cause that’s how I found the blog.

The other thing to share has to do with the new developments concerning the meat industry in the United States and what role China will play in that industry in the future. It was announced last weekend that the USDA will allow meat that was raised in the US to be processed in China and imported back to the US without any label identifying it as such.

People seem to be up in arms about the prospect of meat being imported from China. And on one hand, I can see why. Let’s face it. China doesn’t have the best quality control standards for other imported products, such as cat food and lead-laced toys.

But, one bright spot in this development is that China has banned the use of growth hormones in the production of meat. Mother Jones lays it out here. While now, the meat will be raised and slaughtered in the US, shipped to China, processed, then shipped back (sounds completely absurd to me), it will still likely contain the same growth hormones and antibiotics it always has. Maybe someday we will be looking for meat that was raised in China. That is assuming: 1) China keeps their ban on growth hormones, 2) country of origin labeling (known as COOL) laws are passed, and 3) the FDA is able to inspect imports of meat from other countries more effectively than they do now. That’s a lot of hurdles to jump, but hey, you’ve got to find a silver lining.

Just another reason to buy your meat from a local farmer you trust.


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