FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: A smack down of The Case Against Sugar, how to read animal welfare labels, and how to talk climate change with deniers
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This week a smack down of The Case Against Sugar, how to read animal welfare labels, and how to talk climate change with deniers.
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Links of the week
- In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’ <<What I love about this article is that The Times actually went and spoke to real people outside the coastal bubble and focused on practical issues regarding the planet and our food supply. There’s also some great insights as to why they don’t always take warnings from scientists seriously. I think if we see more of this we can start having grown up discussions again about the very real issues we are all facing. (NY Times)
- Bad sugar or bad journalism? An expert review of “The Case Against Sugar” <<Epic take down of Gary Taubes sugar/insulin hypothesis. Taubes is a zealot, not a scientist. (Stephan Guyenet)
- What to Make of Those Animal-Welfare Labels on Meat and Eggs <<Excellent primer (with a handy chart) on the meaning of all those “humane” labels on animal products. This stuff still isn’t officially regulated (aka enforced) by the government so it can get dicey. (NY Times)
- Tomato flavor is broken. Can it be fixed? <<Industrial tomato producers are starting to realize that their grocery store tomatoes taste disgusting. Even more shocking, they are planning on doing something about it. (Vox)
- A way out of the junk-food eating cycle <<Pretty interesting new study shows you can pair a sound cue with healthy food and use that cue to break the automatic pull to unhealthy food (in rats, at least). Triggers are powerful. Time to start playing your favorite song whenever you eat salad? (ScienceDaily)
- France Bans Free Soda Refills in Attack on Obesity <<A few places around the globe have been experimenting with greater regulations on soda sales and for the most part they seem to be working to help reduce consumption. Will be interesting to see how this goes in France. (NY Times)
- Did the US Dietary Guidelines Cause the Obesity Epidemic? <<Probably not. (Stephan Guyenet)
- Fat shaming linked to greater health risks <<Being a jerk to someone doesn’t help them change their behavior for the better, it makes the problem worse. Science shows this over and over again. Don’t be a jerk. (ScienceDaily)
- Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California To Put Cancer Warning On Roundup <<A small victory against Monsanto’s pesticides that may start a trend. (CBS Sacramento)
- This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game <<Just in time for Super Bowl. (101 Cookbooks)
What inspired you this week?