Persimmons Need a Warning Label

Persimmons should come with a warning label. They are an inviting fruit, acorn-shaped, vaguely resembling a tomato with a cheerful orange color. They look like they should taste wonderful. Don’t be fooled by this beguiling façade. A less-than-ripe persimmon is horribly astringent due to tannins in the fruit that dissipate as it ripens. This is […]

Industrial Agriculture is Killing U.S. Honeybees

Honeybees have been in the headlines in recent years, and the news isn’t good. Alarming numbers of honeybees have disappeared without a trace, up to 70% in some parts of the country. This is bad news not only if you like honey, but also if you like to eat. Commercial honeybees are responsible for pollinating […]

Spelt Spells Relief for Wheat Sensitive

Are you sensitive to wheat? If you are, you are not alone. By some estimates, over 40% of the population has some degree of sensitivity to wheat. Symptoms may include indigestion, stomach pains, gas and bloating, as well as fatigue, headaches, excessive mucus, skin eruptions and increased pulse rate. Why would a food which has […]