Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Great information this week around the web, and I didn’t even need to call BS! Read about why being a foodie isn’t elitist, what scientists think about US agriculture policy, and what’s the big deal about dietary fat.
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Links of the week
- Why being a foodie isn’t ‘elitist’ <<I agree with this so much it hurts. Huge props to Eric Schlosser. (The Washington Post)
- Expert Panel Calls for ‘Transforming US Agriculture’: Changes in Markets, Policies and Science Needed for More Sustainable Farming <<This is so refreshing to read. Finally scientists are being vocal about US food policy. (ScienceDaily)
- Low-Salt Diet Ineffective, Study Finds. Disagreement Abounds. <<I’m still very suspicious about the true dangers of salt. This is a good analysis. (New York Times)
- The Great Fat Debate <<Every scientist agrees total fat consumption isn’t important in heart disease, and the polyunsaturated fats can help. From there it gets complicated. (Nutrition Blogma)
- ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Not as Bad as People Think, Study Shows <<In case you’re wondering why there is a debate about fat, it’s because of data like this. (ScienceDaily)
- Mouse Study Turns Fat-Loss/longevity Link on Its Head <<Dropping body fat doesn’t increase lifespan? The most important lesson from this study is that everybody is different. (ScienceDaily)
- How Sugar Affects the Body in Motion <<Great article reminding us that sugar, like most things in nutrition, is complicated. (New York Times)
- Young adults have a ‘disconnect’ between behavior and their health <<I was totally like this when I was a kid, and it’s good to bring it into public awareness. (Los Angeles Times)
- Munchery Wants To Bring Personal Chefs To The Masses <<This sounds like a fantastic idea to me. What do you guys think? (TechCrunch)
- Cucumber Peanut Salad Recipe <<This looks light, delicious and healthy. And if you haven’t checked out Heidi’s cookbook yet, you should! (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?