Weekly digest: Monday, August 1st

My favorites from the past week:

  1. On the huge potential of a soda tax http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24bittman.html?pagewanted=all
  2. McDonalds joins the “healthier” kid food bandwagon. Small steps… http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/07/26/138702964/bowing-to-pressure-mcdonalds-makes-happy-meals-more-healthful?sc=fb&cc=fp
  3. Fun stuff in DC: mobile farmers’ markets, job training for food sector employment, and healthy corner stores: http://civileats.com/2011/07/22/teaching-the-way-how-d-c-and-the-rest-of-the-country-can-eliminate-food-deserts/
  4. Data to support taxing bad-for-you foods http://www.fastcompany.com/1766299/how-food-prices-effect-your-weight
  5. Famine and crisis in Somalia. Food prices up 200% and ~11M people are in need of food assistance. For a list of charities responding to the crisis: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1274
  6. Barbara Kingsolver’s husband faces challenges marketing local food to Appalachian residents http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/dining/local-food-has-been-no-easy-sell-in-appalachia.html?pagewanted=all

About Michelle Paratore

Management consultant obsessed with food justice, food politics, food start-ups, food sustainability, and eating food too...
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