What to do when you eat out?
Ask, ask, ask. Call before you go to a restaurant to find out what oils they use and where the produce and meat come from. If you’re already there, inquire before you order. If the answer is Canola (or soybean), ask what other oil they stock in the kitchen and request a better oil. If there are no better oils, make your opinion known. Same with factory farmed meat. If it’s not pastured and sustainably sourced, it’s factory meat. If the restaurant uses “conventional” meat and produce, eat lower on the food chain.
Hopefully your concerns will get back to the chef or manager. If you really want to make a difference, print out some information about what you’d like them to serve and why, and give it to the manager or chef. If enough people speak up, things will change.
Meanwhile, what should you eat if you know that all the meat and produce are conventional, and therefore full of chemicals?
Eat lower on the food chain.
Ask for some steamed veggies on rice. Ideally nothing will be cooked in oil. You can do a quick check of the Dirty Dozen to find vegetables that are not on there. Season with salt and pepper or olive oil if they have it in the kitchen.