Summer Lemony Cauliflower Bean Salad

The word cauliflower means “cabbage flower.”  It’s one of the few vegetables I find it hard to grow because in buggy New England the worms always seem to win, and eat before I get to.  Maybe I’ll have better luck next year if I refer to the great gardening book we have called Tiny Game Hunting.

The GAO Report on Herbal Dietary Supplements

(Part II of last month’s regulatory drug versus supplement coming next month…)

In May, the Government Accountability Office of the United States Congress released a report on herbal supplements, alleging that they are often marketed deceptively, and contaminated with the heavy metals arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury[1].  The report was authored by Stephen D. Kutz, the GAO’s Managing Director of Forensic Audits and Special Investigations.

Of course the report got a lot of press.  Once again, herbal supplements were made to appear scary, dangerous, and here’s that word again unregulated.