Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Sorry this is a bit late today, I’m on the road and neither my flight nor my hotel last night had functional internet?! Starbucks, of all places, saved the day.
This week a new perspective on salt, new information on GMO foods and a brilliant strategy for getting drugs out of our meat.
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Links of the week
- Salt, We Misjudged You <<Confused about salt? I’ve covered it in the past, but here Gary Taubes adds some new info and passes serious doubt on current recommendations. (New York Times)
- GM Myths and Truths: A critical review of the science <<Curious how much we know about all that genetically modified food you’re eating? The evidence was recently reviewed, and it’s a little scary. (Food Politics)
- GMO foods don’t need special label, American Medical Assn. says <<Given that last article, would you agree with me that the AMA deserves to be called out for BS of the week? (LA Times)
- Your meat on drugs: Will grocery stores cut out antibiotics? <<I think targeting grocery stores (as opposed to government agencies) for geting antibiotics out of our meat is a terrific idea. Trader Joe’s, we’re looking at you. (Grist)
- Is It Time to Retire the Low-Carb Diet “Fad”? <<Another brilliant (and hilarious) piece by Denise Minger about how Facebook inhibits the cholesterol lowering effects of Justin Bieber. Ok, it’s about fat and carbs in Sweden, but it’s still funny. (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Study: No-Fat, Low-Fat Dressings Don’t Get Most Nutrients out of Salads <<I’ve said it before, but just to reiterate salads are healthier when you put oil on them. (ScienceDaily)
- The food politics of… broccoli! <<A totally awesome discussion of how broccoli is being used as a political tool. Must read. (Food Politics)
- 12 Most Toxic Fruits and Vegetables <<The Environmental Working Group put out their new Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides. Watch those industrial apple peels! (Treehugger)
- The Senate roll-call votes on farm bill amendments <<A new farm bill passed! Here’s an update on what changed. (Food Politics)
- Kale Market Salad Recipe <<I’m going to eat this as soon as I get home. Looks unbelievable. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?