Reading from FoodWISE, Day 3—Only 141 more days to go (+ recipes!)

I’m pleased to present the next video file, Gigi Berardi Reads FoodWISE I’m reading from the book (although the audio book was released yesterday—honestly, I get very emotional when I hear it read by Julie Slater), and commenting on personal resilience. Also, please take a look at this important article in the Guardian—building adaptive capacity…

The FoodWISE audiobook has just been released!

The FoodWISE audiobook has just been released! The audiobook was going to be released later in April. But, given the current public health crisis and with so many people isolating at home, we asked the distributor to fast track the release. I hope you will consider getting the audiobook—with Julie Slater’s beautiful narration. It is…

Thanks Gary Taubes for the shout-out!

Gary Taubes, a prolific food writer on all-topics-low-carbohydrate has recognized FoodWISE in a tweet today. “I’ve been reading FoodWISE by @Gigi_Berardi . It’s one of the most thoughtful books I’ve read on this very complex subject of how to eat for the health of our planet and ourselves.” Gary Taubes’ books include: The Case Against…

A FoodWISE moment: Organics, carbon, climate change, and the future of food

“Is organic food really better for the environment?” That was the title of a recent blog post recent blog by Anuradha Varanasi writing for Columbia University’s Earth Institute. This is a great question, and it refers to a study reported on in Nature in 2018  (See original article).   Dozens of commentaries have been published…

World Kindness Day–begins with you

Today is “World Kindness Day”–and I’m thinking that that kindness begins with us, to and for ourselves, around food. There’s a lot that goes into making the “right” food choices–for ourselves, for the planet. First up, though, is the inherent goodness in the food itself–and just how nourishing it is.  But eating is a social…

Art and Science of Food

Many would argue , there is no one right way to eat. If there was, there wouldn’t be a billion-dollar industry of fad diets or our own constant tinkering with experiments in eating. Finding Balance is certainly an attempt to find a healthy, commonsensical approach to selecting, preparing, and eating nutritious foods. More recently, however,…