So I couldn’t get it together to write Friday News Bites this week. Well, here you go…a well-rested, exercised and brunched version. Happy reading!
- A GAY COUPLE WITH KIDS. Move over, Jersey Shore. A fabulous gay couple from NYC learns biodynamic farming in Planet Green’s latest reality tv series. And yes, some of their activities involve goats, hence the pun. I’d much rather watch this than orange oompa loompas with too much hair gel. But I don’t have a tv.
- ANOTHER ONE FOR THE DUH FILES. In case you need proof, the California Department of Education discusses the efficacy of environment-based education: specifically, school gardens. Apparently, if you are involved in creating a school garden, you learn more about nutrition and are more likely to eat vegetables. Who’d have thought?
- AN UNFORTUNATE REASON FOR GROWTH. Check out this WSJ chart of the recession’s impact on various jobs. Waaay down in the bottom right hand corner you’ll see that “community food services” grew by 11.5%. When unemployment’s high, food banks become crucial.
- FOOD TRENDS FOR 2010. Marion Nestle, nutritionist extrordinaire, predicts the ten most pressing food issues for 2010. Hunger, childhood obesity, and food regulations top of the list.