I am behind on my Dark Days Challenge! With the holidays I didn't get in a meal for the week that was SOLE - sustainable, organic, local & ethical. Some came very close (like my chicken noodle soup) but then I threw in something like the noddles that canceled it out! Anyways, I am back on the band wagon this week and working on something for this weeks SOLE meal. In the mean time, I was reviewing recaps from some of the other bloggers participating in this challenge and came across this post from Barbara at Crowing Hen! She nails it - and it is something everyone should read. This is 'slowly' becoming a major soap box for me :) Truly, take the time to read this!
Another thing I wanted to share, that I found quite interesting as I was scouring through seed catalogs yesterday -- the Bull's Blood Beet! My sisters harp on me all the time about a comment I made once regarding feeding (re: NOT feeding) my kid something that contained red dye. They thought I was being ridiculous :)
According to the description of the Bull's Blood Beet in the Seed Savers Exchange catalog, 'The juice from the beets is used to make the only red food coloring allowed by Swedish law.'
Think about this people - other countries don't even ALLOW red dye unless it is from a natural source. And I will end that topic here -- because it could be a week's worth of blog posts all it's own. At the end of the day, if you have the choice to give, or not give, something that contains red dye, why wouldn't you chose not too? Just sayin'....