This Week's Food News Roundup
Vegetable plights abound this week: from a Michigan woman facing jailtime of up to 93 days for growing vegetables, to Pea growers urging President Obama to "give peas a chance," these stories send some mixed signals for public policy on eating healthier. Certainly, the recent "Kids LiveWell" initiative helps encourage healthy eating, even among fast food restaurants like Burger King and Denny's. But just because something is healthier doesn't make it more appealing. Reports that a new, safer gelatin derived from humans is healthier than gelatin derived from pigs and cows, but people probably won't be happy when they find out that their Jell-O is the new Soylent green.
Other stories of interest in food news:
- Space Shuttle Atlantis restocks the ISS with 10,000 pounds worth of food and equipment. One small step for man, one huge leap for hamburgers.
- If you're planning on hosting a Bastille Day celebration, the daily dish can help.
- Heartbreaking news that Twinkies grow stale after 7 days and could not survive a nuclear explosion force people to restock their zombie shelters.
- The Amateur Gourmet tells you the 10 things hosts do wrong at dinner parties. Is insisting on wearing a Harry Potter costume one of them? It's not? Excellent!
- The blackspot turkfish is photographed using a rock to break open a clam for dinner. When asked for comment the fish reportedly said, "Does this clam make me look fat?"
- Marja Vongerichten shares her tips for Korean Soul Food in the "Kimchi Chronicles."
- The Ecopreneurist investigates: Are Coca Cola's plant-friendly plastic bottles are actually worth the effort?
- Serious Eats explores 101 awesome cocktail garnishes you'll definitely want to try.