Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week nutrition is not as complex as you think, backyard chickens spreading Salmonella, and diseased farmed salmon infest wild population.
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Links of the week
- New Nutrition Study Changes Nothing – Important reality check from James Hamblin for any time you see a headline that says “Everything We Thought We Knew About Nutrition is Wrong.” (The Atlantic)
- Backyard Chickens Carry a Hidden Risk: Salmonella – This article is both surprising and hilarious. I had assumed home chickens were pretty safe, so this is an eye opener. Also impressed by how close some people get to their pet chickens LOL. (NY Times)
- Salmon Fisher: Spill Is Dangerous And ‘We Shouldn’t Have To Deal With It’ – Infuriating. Over a quarter million diseased Atlantic (aka farmed) salmon escaped into the Pacific ocean during the wild salmon breeding period. I wish industrial food could do one thing without ruining the planet for the rest of us. (NPR)
- Q and A: fruit vs juice – Some real talk from Marion Nestle: juice + fiber ≠ fruit. If you want to be healthy stop thinking in terms of nutrients and focus on Real Foods. (Food Politics)
- Does Cooking Boost Nutrients in Tomatoes and Spinach? – If you’re trying to optimize the bioavailability of the nutrients in your food, eat a variety of both cooked and raw foods (mostly vegetables), you know, like humans have for all of history. (NY Times)
- What to Eat When You Work from Home – The author interviewed me for this piece on what to eat for lunch when you work from home, though I wish her editors had bothered to give it a once over. (NBC News)
- Want your kids to have healthy bones? It will take more than a milk mustache. – A good primer on bone health that calls BS on everyone’s insane obsession with dairy and calcium. (Washington Post)
- Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later – And don’t blame work, blame your TV. (NPR)
- How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character – A huge misunderstanding most people have about motivation is that extrinsic rewards are a helpful incentive. The reality is that not only do they not help, the actually undermine intrinsic motivation and make success less likely. This is true in health as well as education and most other important parts of life. (KQED)
- Cold Asian Noodle Salad – A great time of year for all these ingredients. (Healthy Locavore)
What inspired you this week?