Quick Bites: Food porn, The Good Food Revolution, Road kill stew.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has come out with their annual list of what they call food porn. “Winning” this year? A 3000 calorie pasta dish courtesy of the Cheesecake Factory.

http://news.yahoo.com/cheesecake-factory-pasta-annual-list-caloric-food-porn-100126516–finance.html

Book Review: The Good Food Revolution.

Like growing vegetables from seed to harvest, overhauling the country’s food system takes time. But that’s the life’s work of Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, Inc., a Milwaukee-based organization dedicated to developing community food systems that provide high-quality, affordable food. The Good Food Revolution tells how Allen became a leader of what he calls a “hopeful revolution that is changing America’s food system.”

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/inside-will-allen2019s-good-food-revolution

New research from Iowa State University shows that the food stamp program in the US significantly reduces food insecurity and improves general health among kids.

http://www.futurity.org/health-medicine/food-stamps-mean-fewer-hungry-kids/

allAfrica.com looks at the components of what could be a global food crisis in 2013.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301170453.html

Zucchini, banana and amaranth whirred up and nozzled into a pouch… premium baby food moves beyond the little jars.

http://www.theledger.com/article/20130116/NEWS/130119479/1326?Title=Baby-Cuisine-More-Tots-Squeezing-Organic-Food-From-Pouches&tc=ar

The beleaguered country of Syria has agreed to let the World Food Program distribute additional food aid within the country. The WFP hopes to feed an additional one million Syrians using a variety of different organizations within the country (they currently feed 1.5 million, distributed only through the Syrian Arab Red Crescent).

http://www.voanews.com/content/syria-to-receive-more-international-food-aid/1585060.html

Scientific American looks at new research that could ease the mass use of corn to make ethanol (think poplar and alfalfa). The use of non-food grasses and herbs could help to ease biofuels effect on food production, but at what cost?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=native-plants-on-marginal-lands-to-reduce-food-versus-fuel-from-biofuels

Sources within the Chinese government are accusing KFC and McDonald’s of buying and serving up sick chickens. Just a month ago it was chickens containing excessive antiviral drugs and growth hormones. I guess the drugs didn’t work.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/17/us-china-chicken-yum-idUSBRE90G07420130117

Great news, those who like to hunt via Hummer: Wyoming is now considering a bill that would make it legal to collect roadkill for din-din purposes. Beep beep, bon appetite!

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-bill-would-legalize-collecting-roadkill-for-food/article_2853e72b-ddca-5ddf-9f3b-6ff7d35269bb.html

 

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