An encouraging new book: Good Clean Food
When I first wrote out a sort of simple living mission for our family, one of my goals was that we would try to eat good food. If you share a similar intention, you know firsthand that even in our modern world with fully stocked grocery stores in every city, it’s not always easy or economical to find truly good food. Huge agribusiness corporations control much of our food supply, serving us genetically modified fruits and vegetables doused with toxic pesticides, highly processed foods laden with preservatives, and meats from inhumanely-raised factory farm animals that are fed poor diets and given antibiotics and growth hormones like rBGH.
When Skyhorse Publishing offered me a copy of the just-published book Good Clean Food by Samuel Epstein, MD and Beth Leibson, I jumped at the opportunity. The book is a wealth of information for navigating today’s complex agricultural and food industry, and it earned a place on my permanent bookshelf.
The first part of the book provides invaluable information about milk and beef production, pesticide use, corn and soybeans, chicken and egg production, and a full explanation of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The second part of the book explains practical nutritional and dietary approaches to eating well and ridding the body of toxins that have built up over time. I found much to be hopeful about as I read the last chapter of the book, which includes many encouraging trends that may change the direction of future food production. If you live in an area where it’s hard to find organic or minimally-processed food, you’ll appreciate the book’s appendix with ten pages of resources for clean food producers and growers.
Win a copy of Good Clean Food
The publisher has generously provided a brand new copy of the 166-page hardback book, which retails for $24.95, to one lucky Happy Simple Living reader in the U.S. or Canada. To enter, just leave a comment below answering this question:
What good clean food have you been cooking or eating this summer?
The drawing will be open through midnight MST Tuesday, July 16, and I can’t wait to hear your answers. Good luck!