The Weekly Harvest 6/2/12 Blogs Here and Yonder

June 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Gosh, a lot out this week in the sustainable food sphere, the most outrageous one perhaps is the news by Mayor Bloomberg of New York on the ban on sales of super size sugary drinks. The New York Times reported it here. There was plenty of backlash in the media,the Huffington Post showed comedian Jon Stewarts reaction here. What do you think? Do you think this starts a trend of some sort or do you not care? Let us know in the comments below.

Huffington Post reported on another ongoing issue in this story “20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food” Here is another article cited by Ellen and Grant on their @onehundredmeals twitter account about the toxicity of GMO’s. As a side note if you want to find out about the 100 Meals Project, your best bet is to follow them on twitter.

Phil Vettels additional review about Balena really says it all! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, every week has insightful commentary, ¬†this week they reviewed HBO’s mini-series, “The Weight of the Nation

Every week I can’t miss, Ben Hewitt’s post, farmer, writer, philosopher, father. Check out his books, “The Town That Food Saved” and “Making Supper Safe“.

And another is Nourishing The Planet that has daily commentary on positive innovations going on around the world in agriculture and a sustainable food system.

Now that @Shes_Cooking has started to post on the Beet, I have to reference the great CSA newsletter put out by Tomato Mountain. It has tons of relevant information that you can use as reference to shop at the markets if you don’t subscribe to their CSA.

FInd out about what Red Meat Market is about at their launch party here

So many great food blogs by Chicagoans, here is the latest one, that “yes, I get the mushroom award for not being aware of” From Belly To Bacon. ¬†Lottie and Doof is a must check of course, Stockyard Palate, and Sky Full of Bacon.

Hopefully you are skimming this on your phone somewhere outside, it is just too beautiful to be indoors! If you read something this week that was a “must read” share it below in the comments!!!

Okay, another “After I Hit The Publish Button” @ediblechicago cited this one, the Huffington Post “5 Ethical Reasons To Add Grass Fed Beef To Your Diet” by John Brady (@BradysBeef)