Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of October 13, 2019)

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

  • What’s in a name? Recent study suggests that taste-based labeling may get people to eat more veggies and other nutritious food
  • Piggin’ out. New law empowers Maine schools to feed uneaten school-lunch fare to farm hogs
  • Fast-food fulfillment centers? Familiar chains have begun opening “ghost kitchens” dedicated exclusively to deliveries ordered through apps
  • A “litter-al” emergency: Scientists race to assess the amount of microplastic that has entered our food supply
  • Fresher, CRISPR: Yogurt industry leads breakthrough in next-gen gene mod
  • Sociologists explain why low-income people seldom follow popular “cooking on a budget” tips
  • Get enough exercise if you want to lose weight — but also be sure to get enough sleep
  • Trump administration’s ongoing war on nutritional assistance to test the question of how someone may pull herself up by the straps of boots she has already boiled and eaten
  • Exiting top UK health official suggests a new strategy in her nation’s war on obesity — banning food on public transit
  • Food-aid NGO founder recounts how he managed to get one million meals to hurricane-stricken Bahamians

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