Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week the new “Dirty Dozen” list of foods with the most pesticides was released, as did the new sunscreen guidelines (which may or may not be useful, depending on how you interpret the data). We also have a double dose of BS this week, one from KFC and one from Buenos Aires of all places.
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Links of the week
- Apples may top pesticide list, but everyone agrees on one point <<Pesticides are really scary, but if you can’t afford organic or don’t have access, not eating fruits and vegetables should scare you even more. (Los Angeles Times)
- Is There an Optimal Ratio of PUFAs, MUFAs, and Saturated Fats? <<I love this analysis on how you should choose fats in your diet. (Nutrition Over Easy)
- Buy a half-gallon of sugar water at KFC, give a dollar to diabetes research <<BS of the week. This is one of the most epic marketing FAILs ever. KFC appears to have no idea what causes diabetes. (Grist)
- Salt shakers disappear from Buenos Aires tables <<BS of the week II. It’s an interesting decision to do an experiment on an entire country. We’ll see how it turns out, but I suspect there will be a little if any benefit. (CNN)
- New sunscreen labels not just for the beach, as skin cancer rates show <<The sunniest states have some of the lowest rates of melanoma. Some argue that people there use more sunscreen, but I think it’s more likely that vitamin D is playing a protective role. Thoughts? (Los Angeles Times)
- I Don’t Want to Get Big and Bulky: Fitness Marketing and its Effect on Women <<I love this article on the myths of women and weight lifting. My physique completely changed for the better when I added free weights and cut down on cardio. (JCD Fitness)
- U.S. food politics in action <<If you’re interested in the politics of why we eat so poorly, this map makes it pretty clear where the money is flowing and why change is hard. (Food Politics)
- Life expectancy for women is slipping overall; your results may vary <<Great source of information on health in the U.S. Data geeks, enjoy. (Los Angeles Times)
- No-Cook Recipes <<New to cooking? Scared of the stove? Recipes that don’t require any actual cooking are a great way to start in the kitchen. (Food52)
- New Potato & Pea Salad from Melissa Clark <<A celebration of the spring pea. Enjoy! (White On Rice)
What inspired you this week?