Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week, artificial butter flavor linked to Alzheimer’s, the value of “cheat day,” and why to vote for GMO labels.
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Links of the week
- Big Food puts its back into fighting GMO labeling in California <<Whether you believe GMOs are safe or not, labeling is a good idea. Yes on 37. (Grist)
- Dear Mark: Should I Increase Carb Intake for Weight Loss? <<Great article, particularly for those of you interested in “cheat day.” (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Americans Gaining More Weight Than They Say <<Haha, science calls BS of the week on us! Turns out we’re lying to ourselves about how fat we are. Of course this problem is easy to solve with a FitBit Aria. (ScienceDaily)
- The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater <<Ever obsess over the healthfulness of your food? You’ll adore this parody. (Northwest Edible Life)
- The last days of the low-fat diet fad <<I must have missed this story when it originally came out, but it’s worth reading. (Grist)
- Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss <<Hint: You need both, but mostly diet. (NY Times)
- High-carb diet tied to breast cancer risk for some <<If you read the fine print, by “high-carb” they mean lots of processed food. (Medline)
- 20 TASTY APHRODISIACS TO PUT SIZZLE IN YOUR SEX LIFE <<Don’t take these too literally, but it’s a fun read. (Ecosalon)
- Artificial Butter Flavoring Ingredient Linked to Key Alzheimer’s Disease Process <<This doesn’t prove a direct cause, but it should give you pause about all the random chemicals in processed foods and the things we don’t know they are doing. (ScienceDaily)
- Clams in a light fennel and shallot broth <<Looks and sounds amazing. I’m in. (Cannelle et Vanille)
What inspired you this week?