For The Love of Food

by | Apr 2, 2010

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week I learned that cheese is associated with lower cancer rates, and it wasn’t even an April Fools’ joke. I’m also cautiously optimistic about Kroger’s new food scoring system that actually calls out junk food for what it is. Oh oh oh! And I can’t wait to try the canned unicorn meat I’ve heard so much about.

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6 Responses to “For The Love of Food”

  1. Mike Kropp says:

    While I agree the quote you list from Backyard Farms is a bit disturbing, up here in New England (New Hampshire to be specific), their cocktail tomatoes are a breath of fresh air in the off season. Local tomatoes of any worth usually don’t show until August up here. The tomatoes from Backyard Farms are far superior to run of the mill grocery store tomatoes.

  2. Dan H says:

    I’m not sure what I think about the Nuval nutrition ratings that Krogers is using. While conceptually they’re a great idea and a simple 1-100 scoring and really help with personal decisions, I see no clear information on their website on the origin of the scores. For example, look at milk:
    http://www.nuval.com/scores/list/?g=Milk
    2% milk gets a 55, 1% milk gets an 81, and heavily processed light soy milk gets a 82. Does that extra 1% of fat really make milk that much more unhealthy?

    I’ll confess this is the first I’ve read about the Nuval scores so the information I want might be out there. Still, it would take minimal effort to put their scoring equation clearly on their website and, for each product list how that information contributes to the score. If the number is heavily influenced by fat & calories per manufacturer listed serving, I’m not sure this really adds much value.

  3. baahar says:

    Hah ! Love the food scoring system Kroger’s is introducing. I hope that some supermarkets over here will pick up this idea as well.

  4. Thanks so much for including my pesto! It was pretty delicious. I’m in NY now visiting family, and there is definitely no local asparagus here…

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