The not-so-magnificent seven
A recent roundup, from Prevention magazine, of seven foods that experts won't eat has gone viral lately, with numerous repostings around the Web. The list, picked by such food pros as activist farmer Joel Salatin and Cornucopia Institute co-founder Mark Kastel, includes canned tomatoes, corn-fed beef, microwave popcorn, non-organic potatoes, farmed salmon, milk produced with artificial hormones, and conventionally produced apples. What’s wrong with all these common foodstuffs? Chemicals, mostly, but also animal welfare, farmworker health, and genetic diversity.