The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 2

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health - Part 2
Capitalism wins more food opportunities. It is no surprise, that in a capitalistic society, our food system has devoted its energies to increasing production yields so it can sell food as cheaply as possible. Obviously, making profit is necessary to sustain a business, as is creating efficiencies to maximize profit. But, profit can be realized ...

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 1

The more people believe in something, the more accepted it becomes.  The more we believe something to be “wrong” the less accepted it becomes.  We don’t know why we practice certain behavior if we never stop to question it.   Most people do not stop to question their dietary choices until they become sick.  We just ...

Our Food Ingredients 1

“From the perspective of nutrition, performance, and environmental impact, a vegetarian diet is the sensible choice for the outdoor recreationist. It benefits you and the ecosystem.“ – Outdoor Herbivore Celebrate the Experience of Food! Outdoor Herbivore believes we should not trivialize what we consume. After all, food can heal our body just as it can destroy ...

Why not meat? (3 good reasons)

Not Good For You. Not Good For The Environment. Not Ethical. First, Outdoor Herbivore feels strongly about the ethical, health and environmental consequences of a meat-based diet and does not believe that eating animals is necessary when there is plenty of nutritious plant-based food available. Secondly, we do not believe that industrialized, factory farming practices are ...

Searching for Vegetarian Camp Food 2

Searching for Vegetarian Camp Food
When planning a past backpacking trip, my husband and I perused the food aisle in our local outdoor store in search of vegetarian camp food. The shelf was stocked with the mainstream commercial brands. Curiously, we picked up several meal varieties and read the ingredients. The label listed all sorts of unrecognizable chemicals — toxins, ...