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Real Food News Roundup

Since I hadn’t posted a round up of real food news recently, I’ve got quite a few links saved up. I spent a while this morning weeding through them all, trying to find the five most interesting ones (at least to me).

I hope you find them as informative enjoyable to read as I did!


First, I found a gem on the New York Times Opinion blog — an ode to microbes! Yes, Olivia Judson actually touched upon the need we have for beneficial micro-organisms to populate our guts and regulate our genetic expression.

Next, another mainstream media source actually had the audacity to — gasp! — suggest that our corn and soy saturated diets heavy with Omega 6 fatty acids could be affecting our mental and physical health.

Ann Marie at Cheeseslave wrote a post exploring the implications of a new study that showed that 70% of U.S. children have insufficient levels of of Vitamin D. Seventy percent! Naturally, she also told you what you can do about it!

Cajun Chef Ryan posted a simple recipe for my favorite summer salad: Tomato Basil Mozzarella! If you haven’t tried it yet, please do. You are totally missing out.

And finally, Lee at Simple Good and Tasty got to speak with the office of Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty about sourcing local food. He even got the governor’s aide to admit that food policy can greatly affect our health. Perhaps it’s a sign of things to come?

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2 Responses to Real Food News Roundup
  1. ZenOfHealth
    August 13, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    Real Food News Roundup | Food Renegade http://bit.ly/vYGUC

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  2. Jen
    August 14, 2009 | 4:30 am

    We have been getting a LOT of beautiful cherry tomatoes and basil in our CSA box for the past 3 weeks. We are also stocked up on grass fed organic mozzarella cheese from Swissland. I have made several tomato, basil, mozzarella salads with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. YUM!! Every time I make it my husband raves about how much he LOVES that tomato salad. It’s so easy to make, and so good. I’m having a friend for lunch tomorrow, and it’s on the menu again.

    The article about corn and soy was great! I hope every day that the truth gets out to the general public. It’s NASTY stuff!

    Thanks for a great links post, Kristen.

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