Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week Big Food and EU eliminate plastics and waste, rubber and wood found in Tyson nuggets, and portion control still wins the weight loss game.
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Links of the week
- A coalition of giant brands is about to change how we shop forever, with a new zero-waste platform – This is amazing. I so hope it succeeds. (Fast Company)
- The End Of Plastic Cutlery, Plates And Straws: EU Market Says Goodbye To Single-Use Plastic Products – The EU is also making some big changes to cut back on plastic waste. Amen. (Forbes)
- Rubber and Wood in Chicken Nuggets: Why 120,000 Pounds Were Recalled – LOL I thought rubber and wood were what nuggets were made out of anyway. Seriously though, this is why you should avoid processed and industrial food. (NY Times)
- There’s Arsenic And Lead In Many Brands Of Fruit Juice. Should You Be Concerned? – It’s extra dangerous for children and pregnant women (aka developing nervous systems). (NPR)
- For Real Weight Control, Try Portion Control – Good reminder. (NY Times)
- Who decided we should all take 10,000 steps a day, anyway? – In case you were wondering. Personally I use it as a benchmark because personal experience has shown me that it’s effective. (Washington Post)
- Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying. – So interesting. (NY Times)
- Cleaning New York’s filthy harbor with one billion oysters – This makes me so happy. (CNN)
- First Mood, Then Weight (#BellLetsTalk) – Make sure you know your order of operations. (Weighty Matters)
- Beet, Fennel, & Radicchio Salad with Feta & Pine Nuts – Did I mention I love winter salads? (Yummy Beet)
What inspired you this week?