There’s a thick layer of neglect-dust on For Love of the Week – a used-to-be-regular round-up of people & things I think are noteworthy in food & nutrition. So exhale sharply before we get going here, & apologies to anyone with some dust allergies.
For this Friday, a few things I’ve been mulling over:
- Modern Farmer, which I stumbled upon via my husband & this article about straining (HA!) to deal with waste byproducts of the Greek yogurt boon. As someone who eats a vegetarian diet in large part because of its lower environmental impact, and someone with a cup-a-day strained yogurt habit, that article gave me pause.
- Soul Food Junkies, Byron Hurt’s documentary on Independent Lens. It’s a non-simplistic portrayal of what food means to cultural identity; how our diets stem from and shape history, culture, politics and family; and how industrial food’s attempts to co-opt tradition “culture-washes” food that ultimately harms health. The most important reminder I got from this is that “wellness” in the context of food isn’t merely biological – an interviewee said, “It’s not good for you. But it is good to you.”
- Like insightful, acerbic, innovative people & organizations who have stuff to say about sustainable agriculture, food politics & more? Check out the Food & Society list I maintain over at Teh Twitters.
What have you been reading, watching & listening to lately in the world of food? Let me know in the comments!