Every week, I read tons of news, primarily related to food, 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 over the two past weeks:
- Ghosts are still haunting the New York Times mansion after the recent cookbook ghostwriter article. Though both Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachael Ray vehemently denied the article’s implications after it was published, the NY Times did not print a correction; instead, the article’s author elaborated further while another NY Times editor critiqued the piece.
- Can the Interwebs save the world, or at least help improve food quality? Most of the top U.S. supermarket chains have now announced that they’ll stop selling “lean finely textured beef”, largely due to the role of social media in the downfall of pink slime
- Score one for food safety: A federal judge orders the USDA to withdraw approval for antibiotics in animal feed
- Put your money where your mouth is - funding food businesses with Kickstarter
- Out with the gout: one man’s red meat blues. After reading this, you may look at red meat and alcohol differently
- The 5 foods to never keep in the fridge (whew, I passed this test) and the 10 most overrated health foods (I’m going to continue to eat my Greek yogurt and bananas, thankyouverymuch)
- Between the 27-year-old NYC foodie hipster who spends $350 a week on eating out (When Did Young People Start Spending 25% of Their Paychecks on Pickled Lamb’s Tongues) and the question “Are food blogs over?”, this Eat It, Don’t Tweet It video seems totally appropriate for this week. Enjoy!