Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
My heart goes out to those affected by the shooting this morning in Newton, Connecticut.
This week the food industry can’t handle the truth, false memories can make you feel more full or hungry, and why vegetables may be good for bone health.
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Links of the week
- The Talk The Food Industry Couldn’t Bear To Hear <<Even as someone who spends little time thinking about how food is marketed to children, I found this incredibly interesting, and more than a little horrifying. The video can also be found below. (Weight Matters)
- Chew on this: Memory helps drive appetite <<It’s astounding how much our psychology influences how we perceive what, and how much we eat. I find stuff like this fascinating. (LA Times)
- ‘Organic’ Leaves a Bad Taste in the Mouths of Some Consumers <<Another one on food psychology. Haters gonna hate. (ScienceDaily)
- Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers <<More data that BPA is worse for babies (and therefore pregnant women) than for older children and adults. Avoid BPA containing cans whenever possible. (Medline)
- Battling Brittle Bones With … Broccoli and Spinach? <<One of the first studies I’ve seen suggesting a mechanism by which vegetables protect bones. Still not proven (though there is a strong association), but this is interesting new data. (ScienceDaily)
- Fit Kids Finish First in the Classroom <<This totally explains why jocks are so smart and geeks are so fit. Oh wait…. Stereotypes be damned! (ScienceDaily)
- Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Study <<Hopefully you guys know this already, but it’s worth repeating. (Medline)
- Learn to Properly Julienne an Onion and Keep Yourself From Crying <<Turns out that cooking is a lot more pleasant when you know how to do it right. (Lifehacker)
- Treat nutrition and cancer research cautiously: study <<A study proving that you shouldn’t put too much emphasis on a single study. You gotta love scientists. (Medline)
- Roasted Butternut Squash, Radicchio, and Onion <<I’ve seen several recipes lately pairing sweet winter squash with bitter greens like radicchio. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to. (Simply Recipes)
What inspired you this week?