Read Up On It for November 29th, 2013
This latest edition of Read Up On It focuses on perceptions of food, from the quantifiable to the qualifiable. Take a gander.
- Many consumers like to read the labels on the food that they purchase. More and more, we not only want to know what is in our food, but where it comes from. Now in the U.S., meat producers/processors will be required to disclose country of origin on their products. And they don’t seem to want to. (via Gawker).
- Still on the legislative tip, the CBC reports on bluefin tuna quotas staying the same, and a Nova Scotian egg farmer who is fighting the current quota system, since he argues it doesn’t work anymore.
- Zester Daily investigates the status of corn in Mexico, and how farmers are fighting against GMOs to help maintain the biodiversity of the staple, a cornerstone of Mexico’s culinary and cultural landscape.
- Speaking of eggs, Slate asks, “Why don’t we eat turkey eggs?”
- As reported in the last edition of Read Up On It, the U.S is also looking to remove trans fats from its diet. Leslie Beck writes in the Globe & Mail why Canada should do the same.
- Also in the Globe, an interview with Dana Goodyear, on her new book, “Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters and the Making of a New American Food Culture“.
- Think all snack foods are created equal? Think again. There is a whole science to the making of the perfect chip. (Via The Week)
- And last but not least, remember all that hubbub about the Huy Fong Sriracha plant in California closing down? Well, after a brief hiatus, it looks like it will be for a while. The good news is that even though the plant is closed for a bit, they have already finished with making this year’s crop.