Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week FDA bans seven artificial flavors, dietitians want a rebrand, and vitamin D supplements under attack.
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Links of the week
- FDA Bans Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Environmental Groups Sue – “Artificial flavors” getting the ax. (NPR)
- How to Automate a Habit and Never Think About It Again – Good advice. (James Clear)
- Millions of Americans take vitamin D. Most should just stop. – Interesting take on vitamin D supplementation. I agree people got a bit overzealous in their dosing, but even with intentionally spending time in the sun daily in SF I could never get my own levels above 20 ng/mL without supplementation. Also important to remember that fractures aren’t the only reason vitamin D was recommended. (Vox)
- How Will California’s Climate Ambitions Reshape Food and Agriculture? – Freaked out by the devastating UN report on climate change this week? You should be. This is a great read on how agriculture impacts climate (hint: it’s more important than you probably think) and the practical steps that can be take now. (Civil Eats)
- That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups – Don’t put too much faith in new technology just yet. (NY Times)
- A new trend in health care: the ‘nondiet dietitian’ – No one was talking about this stuff when I first started writing here at ST. So happy to see the change that’s occurred in the past decade. (Washington Post)
- What Domino’s Pizza in the Cafeteria Says About the State of School Food Reform – I’m so terrified for my daughters to start school. (Civil Eats)
- Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women – It’s easy to forget that heart disease and diabetes risk aren’t the only reasons to keep your weight in a healthy range. (NY Times)
- When Milk Was Full of Calf Brains – Huh??? (The Atlantic)
- Whole-Grain Fermented Mustard Recipe – Wow, how good does this look? First time I ever considered making my own mustard. (Chocolate and Zucchini)
What inspired you this week?