nutella lawsuit — another reason to eat locally

i mean, it's got to be healthy. just look at it.
this just in: the folks at nutella are facing a class action suit. a mother of a 4-year old in california is taking issue with advertizements that claim that nutella is “nutritious” and part of a “healthy breakfast.”

of course, the first two ingredients are sugar and vegetable oils. this should give people reason to doubt the “healthy” aspect of the spread.

perhaps she forgot to read the label.

for more information on nutella, and why it might not fir into your diet, please hit the mighty wikipedia.

just another reason to eat locally.

another reason to eat locally: honey laundering

farm to table reader and friend, natalie swift, writes:

“donald, did you hear about the honey trade? it’s my most recent reason to eat local honey.”

she also passed on the following link to a globe and mail article on the global honey market and how it affects the honey we buy in canada:

thanks for the link, natalie! that’s, uh…  sweet.

buying honey from your local farmer’s market is always a good place to start.  chances are you’ll be talking to the beekeeper when you make your purchase.  you are always free to ask questions, and producers are usually very proud to answer them.

farm gate sales are also a good option.  hit the googlesphere for farm gate sales near you.

in the peterborough area, you can find a number of options through

and i gotta tell you, there’s nothing like a local honey buzz.