Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week LaCroix slapped with lawsuit, Roundup linked to bee deaths, and low-carb studies are bunk.
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Links of the week
- Think You Don’t Need A Flu Shot? Here Are 5 Reasons To Change Your Mind – 80,000 people died of the flu last year. I’m definitely making my entire family get a flu shot this time around. (NPR)
- What is the essence of pamplemousse? LaCroix still won’t tell us. – Those flavors sure don’t taste natural to me, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily bad. (Vox)
- How Dan Barber helped Sweetgreen get a new squash on its menu – Gosh I miss Sweetgreen. I’m not sure I’ve tried this Robin’s Koginut squash, but I’ve definitely had the honeynut from the same breeder and it is unreal. Yay for flavor! (Fast Company)
- Is Butter a Healthy Fat? – I use it. (Quick and Dirty Tips)
- Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee Deaths – Another reason to boycott Monsanto and buy organic. (NPR)
- Meta-Analysis Of Low-Carb Meta-Analyses Finds The Ones Most Excited About Low-Carb Diets Are Of “Critically Low Quality” – There’s nothing particularly special about low-carb diets, and the healthiest people in the world eat relatively high-carb (but unprocessed) diets. The science for virtually every weight loss diet is underwhelming, so the best path is still to try to eat as natural as you can and figure out what works best for yourself. (Weighty Matters)
- The Farm Bill Expired—Now What? – Gawd I’m sick of politics. Le sigh. (Mother Jones)
- Buying new running shoes? Forget minimalist or maximalist, and try on a bunch. – Some surprisingly practical advice. (Washington Post)
- We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much – Very cool. (NY Times)
- Coconut Red Lentil Soup Recipe – Yum yum yum yum yum. These flavors are so wonderful this time of year. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?