Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week plastics turn up in seafood and sea salt, Mary’s chicken outed as a factory farm, and NOT dieting helps with weight loss.
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Links of the week
- Silly Rabbit! Original Trix With Artificial Colors Is Back After Customers Revolt – When preserving your memories matters more than preserving your health. SMH. (WSJ)
- Guess What’s Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics – And it isn’t just shellfish (see below). This is a disturbing trend, and it isn’t a problem you can shop your way out of. (NPR)
- Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show – Personally I try to avoid plastics (especially for food and beverage storage) whenever possible, but it is incredibly difficult. Keep in mind that the inside of most cans are also lined with plastics. (The Guardian)
- From Coal to Kale: Saving Rural Economies with Local Food – I love the idea of local farms reviving local economies, disrupting the industrial food system and making us healthier in the process. Yes please! (Civil Eats)
- WHOLE FOODS “FREE-RANGE” CHICKEN SUPPLIER SAID TO ACTUALLY RUN FACTORY FARM – This is exactly why we need more small farms. Mary’s chicken is a staple of Whole Foods and fancy restaurants, and it appears they have been lying about how their birds are raised. Ethical food doesn’t scale well and demand is greater than supply at the moment. (The Intercept)
- Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food – 100%. (The Conversation)
- French parents know how to teach their kids to love food without overeating – French parents are my spirit animals. (Quartz)
- Here Are 10 Pictures of Your Daily Recommended Servings of Fruits & Vegetables – It’s likely less than you think. The bar is pretty low, still hardly anyone reaches it. (The Kitchn)
- Taking a break from dieting may improve weight loss – I have a better idea: stop dieting altogether and find incremental ways to eat healthier without sabotaging your metabolism. (ScienceDaily)
- Your stools reveal whether you can lose weight – Interesting new data suggests why some people may have a harder time losing weight than others eating the same foods. Generally gut bacteria is something you can change with a better diet (though it takes awhile), so this is actually good news. (ScienceDaily)
- JAMAICAN JERK EGGPLANT STEAKS – Wow, this sounds delicious and perfect for the season. (Dishing Up the Dirt)
What inspired you this week?