Happy Friday! I’m celebrating Halloween today (the Polyclinic takes Halloween seriously), but will abstain tomorrow. We decided long ago that it’s not fair to our pets to have people knocking on the door all evening (plus, quite honestly, in my neighborhood I don’t like opening my door to strangers after dark). Lots of hot nutrition news this week, including the latest review of the evidence about red meat and processed meat being carcinogenic. I’m not including links on that today, because it’s something I will be writing about at length, soon. But here’s a collection of other links of note:
- Betty Crocker’s absurd, gorgeous atomic-age creations.
- Why is a nonprofit shill for business interests attacking Chipotle? [This relates back to my column on antibiotic resistance and livestock.]
- Oceana reveals mislabeling of America’s favorite fish, salmon.
- 11 easy ways to eat healthy when you’re busy as hell.
- 6 ways to unplug and destress.
- Need a roasted winter vegetable recipe for the weekend?
- How about a tasty recipe for chicken and vegetable soup?
- On a NOT nutrition-related note, if you are still mourning Jon Stewart’s retirement from “The Daily Show,” just know that he is doing something worthy with his time.
My latest On Nutrition column, “The rise, and potential fall, of Big Soda” is live on The Seattle Times website, and will be in the print edition this Sunday. If you live in the Seattle area and would like to hear Marion Nestle talk about her book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), she’ll be at Town Hall this Tuesday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available, and are only $5 ($6.30 when you include fees). A bargain!
Have a fabulous weekend…and don’t eat too much candy!