Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week I found a couple inspiring stories about food communities in New York, a scary wakeup call about genetically modified foods and some different perspectives on the roles of politics and economy in healthy eating.
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Links of the week
- Surviving Hurricane Irene’s Agricultural Destruction <<Hurricane Irene has had a tremendous impact on local farms in the northeast, but some innovative new companies are stepping up to the challenge. (Forbes)
- Genetically-engineered corn gets hit by ‘super bugs’ <<This is only one of many reasons it is dangerous to rely on GMO monoculture crops for our food supply, and it’s really scary. (APM Marketplace)
- Farm subsidies stand accused <<BS of the week. This article attempts to make a case that cheap corn and wheat are not what’s fueling our obesity epidemic. While there are certainly many factors, imagine how different it would be if the cheapest foods were broccoli and spinach. (Chicago Tribune)
- How to Stay a Foodie Family on Food Stamps <<Fortunately, some people have found a way to eat healthy regardless of the bad economy. I love this article, so inspiring. (Civil Eats)
- Gastronomy 101 <<Oh how I wish my high school had classes like this. This is a fantastic read, highly recommended. (Gilt Taste)
- Slower eating pace keeps kilos off – study <<Eating slowly, mindfully and chewing food thoroughly is one of the most under appreciated ways to drop weight. (New Zealand Herald)
- Cycling Fast: Vigorous Daily Exercise Recommended for a Longer Life <<This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a study like this suggesting that hard workouts have unique value in health and weight loss. (ScienceDaily)
- The art of dashboard dining <<While this kind of grosses me out, I appreciate the creativity. (Washington Post)
- Viruses in the Human Gut Show Dynamic Response to Diet <<We all respond differently to the same diet. Part of the reason is genetics, and another is the different friendly bacteria living in our guts. I didn’t realize there were a bunch of viruses in there too. Nutrition is complicated. (Science Daily)
- SWEET CORN CEVICHE <<The corn is so delicious right now, and I think the recipe is a perfect way to highlight it. (Sprouted Kitchen)
What inspired you this week?