I’m always reading blogs and news. I’ll get general headlines from Google News and Yahoo! News and then I read/skim blogs on my Google Reader (here’s a tutorial on how to set it up). Watching the news on the TV is too depressing. Do I want to hear about the latest violent crimes one after another? No. I can’t do anything about that except worry. Do they ever cover food? Only sometimes. I want real news that matters to me. Real journalism. I don’t just want a new recipe. I want actual food news: the good, the bad, and the ugly… and I can find that on the internet!
Ups and downs:
(Up = good news or an action item)
(Down = bad news all around)
School food news
- (Up!) Michelle Obama Named To 2011 “Time 100” List, For Let’s Move! Campaign (Obama Foodorama) — Too cool!
- (Down!) Let’s Move! Is Not A Campaign to Ban Food (Obama Foodorama) — The continued need to remind folks of Let’s Move!’s goals
- (Up!) Chef Tim named ‘Champion of Change’, part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative! (NH School Food) — Congrats!
- (Down!) The Fight to Get Toxins out of NYC Schools (NYC Educator) — Toxins still in schools!! Aarg! It’s important to think bigger than just the cafeteria.
- (Up!) DC School Food Director Calls Chartwells Contract Crap (Better DC School Food) — Ouch!
- (Down!) Are you drinking sugar? (What’s Cooking With Kids) — Great visual, but also disturbing!
- (Down!) NY Times Sugar Bombshell (Better DC School Food) — Amazing article about how sugar is killing us.
- (Up!) A dye-free future? We decide. (Spoonfed) — Great post about the food dye debate and how we need to buy dye-free products.
- (Up!) Passionate Parents Who Want Healthy Food for Their Children (Feed Our Families) — I missed out on a massive Twitter party because I was on vacation (spring break), but you can read all about what happened.
Things you can do
- (Up!) Obesity as collateral damage: changing food industry behavior (Marion Nestle) — Submit your comment to the Journal of Public Health Policy.
- (Up!) The Fight to Label GMOs and 7 Ways You Can Avoid GMOs (Nourished Kitchen) — We need to know if what we are eating is genetically modified. Because we are eating GM food every day — all of us! We just don’t know it. Here’s stuff you can do.
- (Down!) What do Processed Foods and Cosmetics have in common? (What’s Cooking With Kids) — I saw this video a long time ago and I love it.
- (Down!) What Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Animal Factories (Civil Eats) — Not good.
- (Down!) Oxfam is partnering with Coca-cola (Marion Nestle) — Smells fishy to me.
It’s like riding a rollercoaster of information. I think I have whiplash.