Category Archives: Op-Ed

Op-Ed: Living a Vibrant Life, Despite Chronic Pain

by Sandeep Kaur Dhillon Chronic pain is no joke. Neither is chronic fatigue. The frustration, disillusionment, and hopelessness that come along with these symptoms can make the most resilient of warriors waver. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Food Industry ‘Fun House’–An Artistic Interpretation

By Jack Taliercio Consumers Have A Lot Of Choice As I reflect on the modern day food system in the United States, my emotions take me on a passionate ride. When I first step into the food industry ‘fun house’, I … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2013, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

Dining Out Without the Guilt

By Lisa Hayim Eating at a restaurant without over-indulging is an arduous task. Since most menus are loaded with carbohydrates, heavy dairy, and meat high in saturated fat, it’s hard not to give into that lobster macaroni and cheese and … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed, Spring 2013 | Leave a comment

Composting in NYC

By Stephanie Lang For a person so involved in the restaurant, food, and nutrition world, I was surprised that only recently did I start thinking about my own food waste at home. Having worked for many years at “farm-to-table” restaurants … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

Op-Ed: “Fat Talk”

By Lena Rakijian You look so great, have you lost weight?”.   In reality, what is a self-deprecating and self esteem-reducing statement, has become routine chit-chat.  Whether that specific community is comprised of friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors, the question … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed, Summer 2012 | Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Perspective From A Local Honey Vendor

By Kira Tolla My blossoming interest in honey’s medicinal values took shape for me as a local honey vendor at farmer’s markets; anecdotal evidence of honey’s uses from customers compiled daily.  Some customers sought out honey to treat their local … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed, Winter 2011 | Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Gluten Free?

by Jessica DeCostole Gluten-free labels in the grocery store have become as familiar as the “0 grams Trans Fat” labels. But while everyone can benefit from a trans fat-free diet, a gluten-free diet is only medically prescribed for individuals diagnosed … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed, Summer 2011 | Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Cleaning Up Aquaculture

By Jennifer Rock Polyculture is a relatively new term, popularized in books such as Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma.  As a practice, polyculture is an agricultural technique embracing the interaction of multiple crops and/or livestock, which are cultivated in imitation of … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed, Spring 2011 | Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Ancestral Diets and Modern Influence

by Alison Brown Although it’s suggested that the Paleolithic diet, dating back to over 10,000 years has shaped the biological instinct of Homo sapiens to ingest a certain proportion of our diet from carbohydrates, fats, and protein, I would argue … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2010, Op-Ed | 1 Comment