As we bask (and sweat) in the heat of July, this edition of Food News Round Up focuses on two big things — ‘big food’ as discussed by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine and the passing of a noted foodie, Nora Ephron — as well as a smattering of other food news.
Make sure to read this post somewhere cool and pleasant.
PLoS Medicine’s ‘Big Food’ Series
In late June and early July 2012, the PLoS Medicine Big Food series examined and debated the health impact of the multinational food and beverage industry that exerts huge and concentrated market power across the globe. International and multi-disciplinary in focus, it marks one of first times such issues have been examined in the general medical literature.
- Access the entire PLoS Medicine Big Food series of papers
- PLoS Medicine speaker, Kelly Brownell, calls for big food regulation to curb obesity
- Q&A with David Stuckler – guest editor of PLoS Medicine series on Big Food
Remembering Nora Ephron
From food writing to food references in her films to her own love of cooking and eating, Nora Ephron put food front and center in a variety of ways.
- NY Times: Nora Ephron never forgot the food
- Huffington Post: Nora Ephron’s love affair with food
- Nora Ephron’s most memorable food quotes
- Nora Ephron’s Epicurious interview
- Nora Ephron’s personally compiled cookbook
And in other foods news
- Fast food diet linked to poor health in Singapore, finds U of Minnesota study
- Hospital food ‘revolution’ takes root in Canada
- Jamie Oliver calls UK education secretary’s school food investigation unnecessary
- Food waste, greening diets become EU policy goals
- Debating the local food movement
- English revival of simple twentieth century cooking afoot