Say You Need to Dine with a non-GMO, organic, healthy obsessed "guy" who eats meat...
My 22 (or as young people say, ALMOST 23) year old son is INTENSE about (well, everything) including eating foods that are strictly NON GMO, organic -- ya know, no carcinogens, no chemicals, no preservatives -- Geez, healthy! (What a concept!!) BUT he does eat meat and, frankly, is a bit of a food snob! Who raised that boy anyway?? :)
We are going to lunch on a Monday and and me half of we live in Burbank.
Can any of you TRES knowledgeable Chowhounds recommend a good place for lunch nearby? I'll be driving (since he tailgates and I nearly have a heart attack as his passenger) so I prefer NOT to go downtown or to West LA. The valley, Glendale, Pasadena and surrounding areas are fine!
Your thoughts? A million (okay, maybe a dozen) thanks in advance!!!
I know you're right about chemicals, Baco, but he doesn't know how much he doesn't know yet. He is at that age when he knows everything. So I like to think he'll figure that out one of these days! Youth is indeed wasted on the young!
Meanwhile, I'll play along.
AND I'll look into Racion!! Thanks!!
I hate to tell you this, but I'm the same age as your son...haha
Another option for you, in Studio City, is Girasol. I imagine the plating, and general aesthetic would make him feel quite comfortable as well.
(Btw, the non-GMO thing is really complete rubbish. I've written several reports on it. The non-GMO position is basically 100% overblown, unscientific rhetoric. But eating high-quality ingredients is not in and of itself a bad thing. The no preservatives thing is actually fairly legitimate. I don't know how that is looped in with the non-GMO stuff.)
Nah, I wrote them for classes on the subject.
But I could link you to tons of resources if your'e interested.
Here is just a beginners list of scientifically valid resources you can check out:
American Medical Association. (2012). REPORT 2 OF THE COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (A-12) Labeling of Bioengineered Foods (Resolutions 508 and 509-A-11). Morisey, Lee R. 1-16.
Beringer, John E. "Releasing Genetically Modified Organisms: Will Any Harm Outweight Any Advantage? ." Journal of Applied Ecology . 37.2 (2000): 207-214. Print.
Buechle, Kurt. “The Great, Global Promise of Genetically Modified Organisms: Overcoming Fear, Misconceptions, and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety“ Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies , Vol. 9, No. 1, (2001): 283-324
"Eat Up Your Genes." World In Action. ITV. 8 Oct. 1998. Television.
Entine, Jon. “Anti-GMO Scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini, Activist Jeffrey Smith Withdraw from Food Biotech Debate.” Forbes. [New York] 05 29 2013. Web. 18 Sep. 2013.
European Commission for Assessing the Safety of GMO’s. “Scientific and technical contribution to the development of an overall health strategy in the area of GMOs.” 2009. 1-17. Web.
National Research Council. (2010). “Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States. National Academy Press. 1-270. <http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record...>
Noussair, Charles, Robin, Stéphane and Ruffieux, Bernard. “Do Consumers Really Refuse to Buy Genetically Modified Food?” The Economic Journal , Vol. 114, No. 492 (2004): 102-120
Paine, Jacqueline A., Shipton, Catherine A., Chaggar, Sunandha, Howells, Rhian M., Kennedy, Mike J., Vernon, Gareth, . . . Drake, Rachel. “Improving the nutritional value of Golden Rice through increased pro-vitamin A content.” Nat Biotech, Vol. 23, No. 4 (2005): 482-487. Print.
Randerson, James. “Arpad Pusztai: Biological Divide.” Guardian [London] 15 01 2008.
Rowett Institute. (1998). “Report of Project Coordinator on data produced at the Rowett Research Institute (RRI).” 1-11.
United States General Accounting Office. (2012). Genetically Modified Foods. Dyckman, Lawrence J., and Jones, James R. 1-47.
World Health Organization. (2013). 20 questions on genetically modified foods.
Vidal, John. "The GM tree plantations bred to satisfy the world's energy need." Guardian [London] <http://www.theguardian.com/environmen...>.
I highly recommend you start here though:
Tribe, David. “600+ Safety Assessments.” GMO Pundit Blog.
Hey folks, we removed a bunch of replies here that were getting really far off-topic, including talking about whether posters should or shouldn't have kids and getting into whether the anti-GMO crowd is or isn't nuts. One is off-topic for Chowhound, and the other a much bigger issue than the LA board is meant to cover.
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Since the Arts District has been suggested and if you are willing to venture downtown (you could always take the subway (Red Line metro) and get off at Pershing Square), Belcampo Meat Co will be opening at Grand Central Market next week: http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...
Apparently, there will be various meat-featuring sandwiches and stews at lunchtime...