Food in the News and on the ‘Net

Depressing news on Americans’ consumption of vegetables: Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries. Are we seriously so twisted that putting baby carrots in junk food machines and creating an app that requires a crunch of a carrot to make it work are the only ways we’ll eat vegetables??? Somehow it reminds me of the change from restaurants claiming to make food “just like mom (or grandma)” to processed food companies claiming to make their frozen offerings taste just like the fast food chain versions….

Here’s a quick summary of the downsides of processed foods, “in just a few quick, convenient bites.”

But good news on the school lunch front: Portland schools ditch nuggets, serve up local food tells about the success Abernethy Elementary has had since 2005 in overcoming some of the obstacles to serving healthful, fresh, and local food to students.

And here’s a great young proponent of SOLE food: 11-year-old Birke Baehr on“What’s Wrong With Our Food System? And How Can We Make A Difference?” (Reminds me of a teacher who used to joke, “Get ’em young, and bring ’em up your own way!”)

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