Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
Great reading this week. There are 1,001 reasons industrial food will kill you, but I also found a few great videos with DIY cooking tips. There were also a few decent science stories in the LA Times.
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Links of the week
- FDA urges less antibiotics in meat <<I too urge less antibiotics in meat. ‘Bout time the FDA took a stand on this issue. Boo to industrial meats. (Los Angeles Times)
- Added sugar may be the mystery ingredient causing hypertension, researchers say <<Why am I not surprised by this? Salt is bad, but sugar is worse. (Los Angeles Times)
- Silly Putty ingredient found in McNuggets <<BS of the week. Yet another reason to avoid industrial meat. You don’t feed these to your children do you? (BoingBoing)
- Quick Deviled Eggs <<The title here is deceptive. While it is indeed a fantastic video recipe for deviled eggs, the best part in my opinion is his lesson about mayo. Hint: what he uses is completely healthy. (Ruhlman)
- Taking Public Transit Might Help You Stay Slim <<In my experience this is right on. When I started walking a few extra blocks to work each day, I mysteriously dropped 5 lbs without even trying. (Medline)
- Food Dyes Linked to Allergies, ADHD and Cancer: Group Calls on US to Outlaw Their Use <<I’m beginning to wonder. Is there anything in industrial food that isn’t poison? Maybe some water. (CNN)
- Phys Ed: What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women <<Fitness dogma tends to ignore differences between men and women, but the science suggests male and female metabolisms differ greatly, particularly when it comes to exercise. (New York Times)
- The questionable claims about resistant starch <<Good breakdown of the current state of the science on resistant starch, not that you’re thinking about trying a new fad diet. (Los Angeles Times)
- DIY – How to make a cherry pitter out of a fork <<I was way more impressed with this than I thought I’d be. Enjoy!
What inspired you this week?