BoingBoing: Public Fruit Jam at Machine Project in LA
It’s too late to attend, but what a cool idea. Fallen Fruit, an activist art collective, sponsors a jam jam using public fruit and shared jam-making skills. Sweet.
Chief Family Officer: Emergency Funds: Another example of why you need one
As the Sacremento Bee reports that
Consumerist: Are You Fighting the War Against High-Fructose Corn Syrup?
The food engineers who bring us HFCS are trying to convince us that it’s natural because it comes from corn. Hmm. Good point. Ethanol comes from corn, so I guess that's okay to eat too.
Consumerist: KFC's "Vegetarian
Thanks for trying,
Consumerist: 15 Victims of the Grocery Shrink Ray
If you’ve never paid attention to unit prices before, now is the time to start.
Lists like these are always worth repeating. (Thanks to Serious Eats for the link.)
Elastic Waist: does your neighborhood affect the size of your ass?
Are you surrounded by fresh, healthy food or miles and miles of fast food? Wait a second; turn around. Oh, I see. Our new friends at Elastic Waist bring to light a study by the CCPHA that correlates available food with occurrence of obesity and disease.
New York Times: Amid Salmonella Case, Food Industry Seems Set to Back Greater Regulation
After the mess the FDA made of the tomato/jalapeno salmonella outbreak, the produce industry is ready for some uniform tracking procedures. Hearings were held Thursday to get things rolling.
Serious Eats: The Great Vegan Honey Debate
If you were ever confused about vegans and honey, this should
muddy the water clear things up. In Slate, Daniel Engber breaks down the ongoing controversy within the vegan community over whether to eat or not to eat honey. It is “bee barf” after all.
Serious Eats: In Season: Corn
Corn! Eat it. It’s the best thing about summer. Oh yeah.
Slashfood: Fast-food ban in LA and NY
Holy hot-buttons! With the ban of transfats in NYC and the entire state of California, did we think this was far behind? There have been articles from the “hometown papers” NY Times and LA Times, but here, you’ll get a quick summary and sobering comments. There is also an op-ed in Slate that’s worth reading.
Slashfood: Foods to better your brain
“Dr Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery and physiological science at the
Slate: Cows or Beans: Which Is the Better Source for Milk?
Slate’s Green Lantern column explores which beverage is more eco-friendly: cow’s milk or soy milk. Taste is another matter altogether. (Go rice milk!)
Small Notebook: July Is No-Spend Month
An inspirational account of putting a halt to aspirational spending.
(Thanks to Get Rich Slowly for the link.)