Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of August 4, 2019)

Image: Boston Public Library

Pyttipanna: Swedish for “small pieces in a pan.”

  • Welcome to food desert America, where some 70 percent of food is “ultra-processed
  • In related news: The Center for Science in the Public Interest lists its picks for 2019’s worst fast food for you
  • No matter how good or bad for you the food, fewer Americans are eating restaurant food in restaurants, thanks to the rise of the “munch-n’-crunch” economy of delivery and carry-out
  • Of course, the folks who deliver your order may also be eating it
  • Trump-o-nomics means no free lunches, even if you’re a kid
  • Joining U.S. school kids in hunger will be Brits should a no-deal Brexit happen, a leaked U.K. government doc claims
  • The mission to create more flexitarians, one bloodily realistic veggie burger at a time
  • From “phone farm” to table: Everyday Americans game “incentivized traffic” ad schemes for grocery and beer money
  • Community-based agriculture makes a big impact in impoverished reaches of Appalachian Ohio
  • Go ahead and wash out those resealable plastic food storage bags … Just be sure to do so carefully

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