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What others are talking about

Link roundup. Meghan was recently featured on CBC”s book club. Check it out. That also lead me to watch David Sax‘s interview promoting his book “Save the Deli” (I missed a launch party for it because I had somewhere else to be). Curry spice ‘kills cancer cells’  [BBC] and Tikka masala could save your life […]

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Food news

Some of these go back to last week, but I didn’t have enough links to justify a post until today: Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash [re-nest] 30 worst foods in America [Men’s Health] 9 Secret Toxins Lurking in Your Food [Dr. Mercola] – Little that I didn’t already know (I didn’t know about […]

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Links of the day

“…if a food containing corn or soybeans is not labeled Certified Organic or GM-free, you should assume it is GM.” [Marion Nestle] I like this: 5 Powerful Reasons to Eat More Slowly [Dr. Mercola] I still forget to eat mindfully and consciously even though the concept was repeatedly raised in the food ethics course that […]

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In links: Tuesday July 7

I’m a little late on this because I was lagging behind in my news feeds: “Rumor has it that Mike Taylor, currently a professor at George Washington University but better known for his work as Monsanto’s Vice President for Public Policy, will start on Monday at the FDA in a position coordinating food safety.” Food […]

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Thursday's links

E. Coli Found In President’s Choice Beef, CFIA Warns [City News, Toronto Star] In her new blog, Beer and Buttertarts, Sheryl goes into more detail about the recall as it applies to Canadians. Due to the city workers’ strike in Toronto many of the farmer’s markets were closed. Well, not anymore! [Source: Toronto Star. Thanks […]

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Tuesdays links on Thursday

(Yes, I forgot to post them again.) “From January to June 2009, at least 69 people from 29 states have gotten sick with E. coli O157:H7.  Many of them confessed to eating Nestlé’s raw cookie dough.” [Marion Nestle] Fooducate’s 11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola) reminds me of Meghan’s […]

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Friday's links

What a bogus marketing campaign: Burger King wants you to have it your (healthy) way [CliqueClack Food] Salads ‘rival Big Macs for fat’ [BBC] Toxic chemical in plastic pallets could be leaching into food [Foodproductiondaily] An extract from propolis, the waxy resin collected by honeybees, may reduce the detrimental effects prolonged exercising in hot climates, […]

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Wednesday's links: Something for everyone

Staying sober a challenge in the alchol-heavy hospitality industry. [New York Times] I found the personal stories in this article very interesting. Treehugger proposes a weekday vegetarian diet [Treehugger] Ever wonder why lemon makes milk curdle? It involves protein, negative charge and bondage (er, bonding). [The Kitchn] Also from The Kitchn: Tip: Use Cinnamon Sticks […]

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Tuesday's links: food science, produce & ice cream, live in the moment.

Food science: In addition to the hormones in our drinking water, now it’s been discovered that artificial sweeteners are left behind too. At least, in Germany. [Disease Proof] Liquid smoke is safer to ingest than untreated wood smoke. That and other facts about liquid smoke. [Slashfood] Food and vegetable: What is the difference between “100% […]

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Links for Friday

Even if your meat is antibiotic free it might contain other anti-microbials not listed on the label. Lack of truth in advertising? [SF Gate] Fortified Foods: How Healthy Are They? [Wall Street Journal] I have an idea: Instead of fortified foods, why don’t people eat a varied diet full of unprocessed food?  I’ve heard that […]

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