I did lots of browsing and reading today, and thought I'd pass along some interesting health/vegetarian related food stories!
"In Defense of Food" author Michael Pollan discusses his new book, "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" on the New York Times health blog. His 65 rules are compiled from doctors, nutritionists, and anthropologists, among others, and breaks down some health rules that people can stick too. This is certainly going on my reading list, I'd be curious to see how cultural notions of eating influence some of the rules!
Speaking of rules, Chow.com's The Ten List gives ten nutrition rules that will help you stick to whatever diet-related resolutions you might have for the New Year. If you're reading this, you probably already know that you should bag half your oversized restaurant entree, or if a product has a long label, you shouldn't eat it, but it's good to be reminded of such things anyway!
A post on one of my favorite sites as of late, Good.is, traces the major food trends of the last decade, including the rise of social media and food bloggers, the cupcake craze fueled by Sex and the City, the launch of Yelp.com, and the creation of the term "locavore." Definitely an interesting look back!
And while we're looking back on the past decade, VegNews lists the top veg headlines of the last ten years, including the publication of books like "Skinny Bitch" and "The China Study" and the passing Prop. 2 in California, which banned the three cruelest forms of confinement in the factory farm system.