Finding the Eco-Queer Movement: Challenging Heteronormative Space through Re-imaginings of Nature and Food
/ to read later.
On this question [government obesity policy], the evidence is utterly clear. Thanks to the work of the best scientific minds in obesity research, the most reliable evidence shows that the government’s plan should include taxes on unhealthy foods and beverages, front-of-pack traffic-light nutrition labeling, reductions of junk food and drink advertising to children, and school-based programmes to reduce television viewing and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption (Lancet, 2011;378:1451).
--The Lancet via Marion Nestle (here)
Marks & Spencer’s Apples, all the way from Oz
What it should say…
“There are between 7,000 and 8,000 different kinds of apples in the world… but you can only buy 7 or 8 different kinds in the major supermarkets.”
4 apples between 60 and 65mm not a mm more or less mind, flown/shiped all the way from Australia, at the very hight of the English Apple season.
“The owner of independent market Metro Foodland awards points and $10-off vouchers to shoppers who buy items on its healthy rewards list, which includes pineapple and asparagus.”
I love this idea!!
States can’t find workers for harvest
Officials believe recent crackdowns on illegal immigration are scaring away the immigrants who would normally provide farm labor.
Some legislators are pushing for immigration reform, but are having little luck now at a time when most legislators are only concerned with budget issues.
A short term solution has been to hire inmates, but that of course is proving controversial.
From the Olympian:
The hard work might explain why we don’t see more state residents on unemployment taking advantage of the picker shortage. One orchardist told the Seattle Times that of the 149 people referred to him earlier in the season by the state’s unemployment office, half showed up on the first day, a quarter on the second day. But after weeks of picking, only five of the original 149 referrals were still up the ladders picking the apples.