Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Better late than never, right?
This week food prescribed as medicine, pesticides poison farmers, and GMO labels are coming.
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Links of the week
- Cod and ‘Immune Broth’: California Tests Food as Medicine – Wow, I would absolutely love to see more of this. Medicine is wonderful, but there is no doubt that a better nourished body will be better at healing itself. (NY Times)
- These Farmers Switched to Organic After Pesticides Made Their Families Sick – Turns out being healthy is more important than money sometimes. (Civil Eats)
- Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says – So good to hear. This is also a good reminder that replacing animal products with plant products isn’t always an improvement health-wise. (NY Times)
- Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people amid recall of more than 200 million eggs – TWO HUNDRED MILLION EGGS. FFS I’m tired of writing about food poisoning. (Washington Post)
- G.M.O. Foods Will Soon Require Labels. What Will the Labels Say? – Nice summary of what does and doesn’t qualify for labeling under the new rules. It’s more lax than I expected, especially as someone who cares about the environmental impact more than eating altered DNA (what a weird standard, right?). Still, it’s progress. (NY Times)
- It seems like every fruit and vegetable is being snack-ified. But are these chips healthy? – Is it better to buy alternative “veggie chips” than potato chips? I hope this is obvious to most longtime readers at this point, but it’s a nice reminder. (Washington Post)
- Who Are You Calling Normal? – Love this perspective on where your attributes and behavior stand compared to the population. Hint: It changes, so don’t freak out about it. (Scientific American)
- A Classic Indian Cookbook Returns, This Time for Americans – I had no idea that Salman Rushdie’s sister had a cult cookbook. Ordered obvs. (NY Times)
- The Yogi masters were right — meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind – This headline is overly bold, not a ton can be concluded from this research. But it’s interesting and I hope it spurs further exploration. (ScienceDaily)
- Ultimate Loaded Hummus – When I was growing up I think “loaded” meant something different, but I love the idea of hummus as a meal. Yum. (Yummy Beet)
What inspired you this week?