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 past week:
- The FDA decides against banning BPA and health and environmental groups cry foul
- Pink zombies? Pink slime refuses to die in the news. One of the main processors for lean finely textured beef declares bankruptcy, Food Safety News ponders Should the USDA require labelling for LFTB?, while Mark Bittman paints the bigger picture – pink slime is only one piece of a larger problem – in the Pink Menace
- How new FDA rules restricting antibiotics in animal feed will affect Minnesota farms
- Food deserts are issues in both urban and rural areas: the NYC Healthy Bodegas initiative aims to put healthy food on city corners, while a rural Minnesota grocery seeks to offer fresh options for its region
- All of these stories illustrate the fact that food systems are interlinked with health
Whew. Some other stories:
- Many psychological tricks can be used to make healthier food choices. Case in point? Google’s food practices at their office locations- Google gets healthy
- Anyone who’s tried to cut out sugar in their diet can attest that it’s a tough slog. Here are 20 tips to curb sugar cravings and kick the addiction
- This spring’s unusually warm weather has been welcomed by most people but some are not happy – Maple syrup producers experience the worst year in memory
- What’s the deal with locally grown tomatoes in winter? Dara M-G. finds out
Happy holiday weekend, everyone!