Links for your Weekend 9/28/12

Happy weekend, everyone!

Here are some things that were talked about in the food world this week:

 

Good news: Whole Foods came out with a study illustrating that buying local is the new “it” trend, above buying organic food. This means Whole Foods and other supermarkets are taking note to meet the demand.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/local-produce-organic_n_1917485.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

 

This article on reclaiming our seed culture begins with a quote from Janisee Ray, the author of The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food stating “In the course of getting a plate of food to our table, we’re paying attention to the farmer, the chef, the farmers market—all of that is as it should be, but we pay very little attention to the thing that starts it all, the seed”. This article discusses why our seed culture is so important and what we must do to preserve it.

http://grist.org/food/planting-rebellion-how-to-reclaim-our-seed-culture/

This week, a man won 7.2 million dollars in a lawsuit against a grocery store that sold him popcorn that caused his lung disease. His illness was traced to diacetyl, a chemical used in popcorn to give the snack its buttery flavor.  Studies were already being done on the harm of the chemical, but this story should add new urgency to the issue.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/20/161489994/man-wins-7-million-in-suit-claiming-microwave-popcorn-caused-lung-disease#more

 

Are you looking for a delicious soup recipe to ring in the cooler temps? I would recommend this one from the Local Kitchen Blog:

http://localkitchenblog.com/2012/09/25/100-local-leek-potato-delicata-squash-soup/

Here is an interesting article (with a Skidmore mention!) about college grads joining the world of farming.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/nyregion/the-farm-life-draws-some-students-for-post-graduate-work.html?emc=eta1

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