Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week Ben & Jerry’s fights the good fight, Cheerios go protein-style, and why you shouldn’t “eat healthy.”
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Links of the week
- Ben & Jerry’s Is Fighting GMOs, for Some Reason <<I’m impressed. Ben & Jerry’s has the same reasons for supporting GMO labels that I have. (hint: it has nothing to do with whether or not they are safe to eat). (The Atlantic)
- Annals of marketing: Protein cereals <<This, my friends, is the reason focusing on individual nutrients is a bad idea. (Food Politics)
- Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia <<The effect is not subtle. Be intellectually curious now to avoid and delay dementia later. (The Atlantic)
- Common BPA substitute, BPS, disrupts heart rhythms in females & BPA Substitute as bad as BPA? Exposure to BPA substitute causes hyperactivity and brain changes in fish <<Proud of yourself for purchasing BPA-free plastic bottles? Two new studies suggest you shouldn’t celebrate too soon. (ScienceDaily)
- “DON’T EAT HEALTHY” OUR CARB CONFUSION <<I love this, and have written before how thinking of foods as “healthy” is a bad idea. Food is nutritious. We are healthy. (Ruhlman)
- Hangovers, Why <<I had no idea that scientists actually studied hangovers. Fascinating article if you’re into this kinda stuff. Also includes evidence that hair of the dog works (but you probably already knew that). (The Atlantic)
- Watching too much TV may increase risk of early death: Three hours a day linked to premature death from any cause <<This doesn’t apply to you guys though, right? I just assume you’re too busy walking to spend this much time sitting. (ScienceDaily)
- EAT FISH, IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL <<More good news about fish. Yum. (Dr. Weil)
- No-Pastry Quiche Two Ways: With A Bacon Crust and A Zucchini Crust <<Trying to cut down on processed flours. Here’s a lovely quiche in both carnivore and veggie varieties. (Not Eating Out in New York)
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements (HBO) <<If you don’t watch this I’m coming to your house and restraining you until you do. So, so good.
What inspired you this week?