There are no Tyson products on the Power Plate. The Los Angeles Times reports that he Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit doctors' organization, is suing the USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for violating "federal law by failing to respond to a PCRM petition offering a simple, plant-based alternative -- the Power Plate -- as an alternative to MyPyramid, the USDA's name for its food pyramid." The group's complaint focuses on MyPyramid's inclusion of meat and dairy, while failing to promote the vegan Power Plate.
Also in the Los Angeles Times, an investigation on the problems with organic wine. The problem lies in sulfites, which are used to preserve wine. Organic standards prevent the use of sulfites. The Times looks at two California wineries - Coturri Winery and Frey Vineyards - who are taking different approaches to making organic wine.
Slate doesn't indicate if there are organic standards for bugs, but they do explore what insects are best for snacking. Marinating softens the exoskeletons of grasshoppers while sealing in the juices, making them great on the grill. Stink bugs taste like apples. And avoid the pretty bugs; they're bitter.
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