Evolution of the MRE

C-Ration Vietnam War - joanns food bites

Today, I salute our Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard Veterans by looking at the history of the MRE – Meal Ready to Eat. MRE’s were surprisingly not developed until post World War II. In 1963, the Department of Defense began working on a project to develop a variety of nutritional meals that military personnel couldRead more

What is a Community Supported Agriculture System?

Organic farmers box

Autumn has almost passed us by, here in Upstate, South Carolina.  That means many fruits and vegetables stopped producing and local farmers are moving to their winter crops.  However, you – the consumer- can still support your local farmers and obtain good, healthy food through CSA’s or Community Supported Agriculture programs. What are CSA’s? TheseRead more

7 Ideas to Reduce Food Waste

Reducing food waste

As a food enthusiasts, it breaks my heart to know food goes to waste.  According to Feeding America, a non-profit organization aimed at ending hunger, an estimated 40% of food grown, processed and transported in the United States will never be consumed. More food reaches our landfills than plastic, paper or any other type ofRead more

Marketing Food To Our Children – PART 4

A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health There is little doubt governmental policies regarding subsidizing farmers to grow more corn, soybeans, wheat and others have not changed since the 1940’s. Originally meant to help our country out of a depression,Read more

Williamston Homestead Festival

Attended the Williamston Homestead Festival last weekend.  It was a free, family friendly event held at Mineral Spring Park in downtown Williamston.  Celebrating a lifestyle of self sufficiency, the festival offered classes, vendors and a seed swap table.  Homesteading can be characterized by agriculture, textiles, clothing, or craftwork.  I wanted to learn more about sustainableRead more

Distribution & Marketing of Our Food – PART 3

A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health So far, we have examined the United States governmental hold on our food supply and how subsidized foods are dangerous to our health.  Corn, the number one subsidized food in this country, isRead more

Creamy Goodness on Chocolate Milkshake Day

So today, I am not feeling very well.  Fighting a sinus infection.  So, what do I discover…it is CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY and it is my favorite food in the world! I have long since thought, sinus issues and drinking milk were a big “no-no.”  However, as I found in this article, researched published in “TheRead more