Add salt
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Add salt

I grew up in a home of limited culinary interest. The food was basic; we had two spices, salt and pepper. My Dad avoided or fought other spices and food with strong flavours. This month, as I begin my new job as Director of Geneva Campus Ministry, salt is on my mind.

No such thing as hormone-free beef
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No such thing as hormone-free beef

Hormones occur naturally in all animals, plants and people, which is why there’s no such thing as “hormone-free beef.” Occasionally I see a sign making that claim at a farmers’ market and I will tell the vendor that it’s giving a wrong message to consumers. Promoting the beef as “no hormone implants used” or “no growth promotants used” or, simply, “organic beef” would be more accurate.