Why the African-American History Museum's Cafe Will Serve Son-of-a-Gun Stew and Other Unexpected Dishes
So many people want to visit Washington D.C.'s new African-American History Museum that it is difficult to gain access, particularly on weekends. I can't wait to go, once the crowds calm down. Much initial buzz centered around their unique Sweet Home Cafe (it was supposed to be called the North Star Cafe, but unfortunately this would have violated a trademark), serving dishes representing African-American culinary history and distinct regional cuisines.
Sweet Lies: How the Sugar Industry Tricked Us Into Worrying About Fat
The title says it all, really. "Today, as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, [Cristin] Kearns is publishing research based on the documents that her casual Googling led to: a trove of confidential documents, correspondence, and other materials that detail the relationship between the sugar industry and medical researchers in the 1960s and ’70s that UCSF has taken to calling the 'Sugar Papers.'” Read if you care about the long-term influence of sugar industry groups on medical and dietary guidelines.
This May Be the Most Sweeping Set of Animal Protections Ever Announced
Some good news for once, though I might question the title: they mean in the food industry, of course. Two major food service companies, who together purchase something like 100 million chickens per year, have pledged to support several more compassionate practices in their supply chain, including a shift to genetic strains which grow more naturally, more stringent space and housing requirements, and a more humane slaughter method. These buyers are so large that observers expect the changes to prompt a revolution in the poultry industry overall.