Overall I’m tired of the TC lists pulled from reddit, but this one was interesting. The general consensus for all of this seems to be that the United States over-sweetens everything (surprise) and we eat too much (surprise). But I like the guy who called granola basically a dessert. Although I do love granola.
Coming soon: A grocery store and restaurant that sells only food that has passed its sell-by date.
The Boston-area outlet will offer fruits, vegetables and prepared dishes made from food that is past its prime, but still perfectly fine to eat. It is the brainchild of Doug Rauch, the former president of American grocery store giant Trader Joe’s, and slated to open next spring.
But even as a new report from Harvard University finds that best-before labels are often misinterpreted, routinely damning safe and tasty food items to the dumpster, experts say the initiative might be a tough sell to the modern grocery shopper — even those in the lower income bracket that The Daily Table project is targeting.
“We have become, as a society in developed countries, paranoid about our food — paranoid about the perfect nature of it and paranoid about the safety of it,” said Martin Gooch, the CEO of Value Chain Management International, an Oakville, Ont., based company that helps agricultural and food businesses achieve long-term profit and environmental sustainability.
While our parents or grandparents may have relied on the actual look, taste and smell of a forgotten cup of yogurt to determine its safety and freshness, younger generations may be more inclined to rely on the often conservative estimate on the label. (Photo: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg)
An initiative in New York City is designed to nudge the families of overweight kids and teens to change the way they eat with fruit and vegetable prescriptions. The big incentive? Free produce as well as tips on how best to cook and economize.
Interesting and funny things about this world.
Interesting food science/diet study.
Until now, evidence that the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of heart disease was weak, and some experts had been skeptical that the effect of diet could be detected.
Source: The New York Times
This article was chosen for a discussion this week and though it is a scientific review article, I find it interesting in that it explains how much our Western diet choices are connected with the high rates of disease, cancer, and many other things wrong with our society. This article also talks about Vitamin D deficiencies (sun screen may actually be not all that great to use), pollutants and exercise. I’m a dork when it comes to stuff like this, but the fact that our society’s diet and habits are killing us and we’re keeping them anyways is a little bit disturbing.
Washington, DC’s taking a page from other cities’ book with a new prescription program for fruits and vegetables.
It’s that time again.
Time to start actually running on a schedule to train for a marathon. For the past two years I have signed up for a marathon on my birthday, a gift to myself you could say. Last year that gave me too little time to train, resulting in a subpar race time (though I finished the damn thing, so that’s something). Last year was about setting a huge goal for myself and getting it done. Too much of my Sophomore year was spent wallowing and thinking that I couldn’t get anything done that I set my mind to. This year, the marathon I signed up for, the Detroit Marathon, is not until October 21st. So that gives me, let’s see, eighteen weeks to train. A good amount. And this year, I’m running to pay attention to my body, to see what it can do, to make sure I treat it right. Especially after this last quarter’s drinking, poor eating habits and lack of sleep. And I’d like to improve last year’s time by an hour. Once again I’ll be running with my friend from Connecticut. She’ll be graduated and working, I’ll be stressed out about SIP stuff I’m sure. But this marathon will be something I’m going to look forward to, take a break for, and just go out and do. And hopefully do well at.