Every week, I read tons of news, primarily related to local / seasonal / organic / natural foods, health, wellness and sustainability. On any given day, you’ll find me sharing links to relevant news stories and recipes on Twitter and sometimes on Green Your Plate’s Facebook page.
Here are some of the items that caught my eye in the Internet sphere this week:
- Can organic food feed the world? Barry Estabrook argues, YES.
- First, superweeds, now superinsects? Environmental journalist Tom Philpott details the EPA’s recent rebuke of Monsanto.
- “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Simple advice, so why is it so hard to implement?
- Has Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign backed off from pushing for healthier food options for kids? NYU nutrition professor Marion Nestle thinks so, then the White House reacts.
- Further evidence that beer is food: local beer Finnegan’s contributes 100% of profits to local food shelves.
- Various sites are posting their 2012 food trend predictions. Will the next hot food be…
- … caneles? or blood? (James Beard Foundation)
- …pretzels? or chicken skin? (Huffington Post)
- …Peruvian food? (Food Channel)
- Satsumas for all! Winter citrus has arrived on the scene.
- Holiday gift ideas for foodies: An excellent list of food books authored by Minnesota writers.
- When the weather turns icy outside, the hot oven beckons.
- Gingerbread with cinnamon icing (Relishing It)
- Cardamom bread (Eating the Minneapple)
- Nutella pound cake (Kate in the Kitchen)
- Plus, a multitude of ideas for gingerbread cookies (Food for My Family)