Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
All in all, today’s links are really depressing. Industrial food will be the death of us. Luckily Stephen Colbert is around to make it funny.
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Links of the week
- How we ruined the tomato <<I knew there was a reason my first taste of a real summer tomato had such a huge impact on me. I’m looking forward to reading this book. (Salon)
- Fish Oil and Depression: Beyond the Headlines <<Great scientific sleuthing here showing that there is a potential role of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet and depression. (Nutrition Over Easy)
- Sedentary work and obesity: another view <<While we’re calling out bad headlines, here Marion Nestle explains why it is food, not our jobs that is making us fat. (Food Politics)
- Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World’s Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds <<BS of the week. This makes me angry. Oh how industrial food is bad for you, let me count the ways. One… (Huffington Post)
- Chicken May Contain Some Arsenic <<Two… (New York Times)
- Random USDA Testing Finds 34 Unapproved Pesticides on Cilantro <<Three… (TreeHugger)
- BPA: Confused about bisphenol A? Here’s why <<Four…. (Los Angeles Times)
- Rise of the Superbacteria <<Five… this one is really scary. Are you depressed yet? (Newsweek)
- Tabbouleh <<I love tabbouleh, and this recipe looks very authentic. (David Lebovitz)
- Colbert Objects to MyPlate: ‘Americans Don’t Use Plates!’ <<And always here to cheer you up again, is Stephen Colbert (Eater)
What inspired you this week?