Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
There are certainly some must reads this week, including Ruth Reichl’s speech from the Good Food Awards about how the food landscape has changed (for the better) in America. I also found an excellent discussion of the Paula Deen fiasco, and a handful of studies showing exercise is even more awesome than we knew.
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Links of the week
- What I Said Last Night at the Good Food Awards <<Everyone should read this. Not only is it the most optimistic and hopeful piece I’ve seen on the food movement (and I totally agree with the sentiments), but it’s a wonderful reminder of how millions of Americans are still eating. (Ruth Reichl)
- Paula Deen has Diabetes and takes Victoza. So What? <<By far the best analysis I’ve seen of the Paula Deen situation. Seriously, don’t look so shocked. (Weighty Matters)
- Twinkies, the Undead Snack <<Mark Bittman would be happy to see Twinkies disappear. I wouldn’t mind either. (New York Times)
- Food industry opposes EPA limits on dioxins <<This is scary, but I think it is worth noting that most dangerous exposure happens in industrial foods, particularly animal production where their feed has been contaminated. This would make pastured, grass-fed animals far, far safer. (Food Politics)
- How Exercise May Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay <<This is a really fascinating story about how those with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease can virtually eliminate it with exercise (though being sedentary has an opposite, accelerating effect). (New York Times)
- 30 Years of Aging vs 3 Weeks of Bed Rest – Which is Worse For Aerobic Fitness? <<More news in sedentary behavior… it’s really bad for you. (Obesity Panacea)
- 5 Phone Apps for Healthy Green Eating <<I think that anything your iPhone can do to encourage healthier behavior is a good thing. Good suggestions here, and a few I hadn’t heard of. (Treehugger)
- Fish and Young Women’s Hearts <<Eating fish is healthier than not eating fish, by a significant amount. (Dr. Weil)
- 7 surprising reasons to eat more soup <<Soup is one of my favorite foods, and it is one of the easiest to make and store as well. (Stone Soup)
- CARROT TUNA AND AVOCADO SALAD <<This looks tasty and filling. Plus, carrots are amazing right now. (No Recipes)
What inspired you this week?