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Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

Why more public libraries are doubling as food distribution hubs

The Conversation: “In the summer of 2021, public libraries everywhere, from Idaho and Oklahoma to Tennessee and Arizona, will offer free meals to families with children in their local communities. What might look like a new role for libraries builds on their long tradition of serving as innovation spaces, community centers and sanctuaries for people… Continue Reading

NYC’s Subway Operator and Martha’s Vineyard Ferry Latest to Report Cyberattacks

WSJ (paywall / no paywall): “Revelations of cyberattacks on transportation systems in New York and Massachusetts heightened concerns about the threat to U.S. businesses and essential services Wednesday, after hackers held hostage the world’s largest meat processor this week. An attack on JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat company by sales, upended U.S. meat supplies… Continue Reading

We are on the cusp of a global pandemic driven by greed, an avoidably vulnerable digital ecosystem, and an ever-widening criminal enterprise

Testimony of Christopher C. Krebs [Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] Before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation U.S. House of Representatives On Responding to Ransomware: Exploring Policy Solutions to a Cybersecurity Crisis – May 5, 2021. Washington: “…Simply put, ransomware is a business, and business is… Continue Reading

The Sifter – Search the World of Food

A Tool for Food History Research – “The Sifter is a free website for searching and comparing authors, their works and the details of their works regarding food and related topics around the world and throughout history.  Browse and search through thousands of historical cookbooks and manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages!  We have… Continue Reading

Grocery shopping for a healthier planet

Washington Post – “To reduce waste and cut back on carbon footprints, grocery stores and shoppers alike are trying to do their part. With quarantine limiting time outside the home for many people last year, Americans pivoted to grocery shopping less often and buying more items per store trip. They examined their refrigerators before heading… Continue Reading

How to get your daily servings of vegetables and fruit: A visual guide

CNET – “We get it, eating enough fruits and veggies every day is tough. This photo guide makes it easier. Most people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables each day to best support their health. Even though eating fruits and vegetables sounds simple, it’s not always easy, especially for those affected by high food prices… Continue Reading

The Million Gardens Movement

“The Million Gardens Movement is a community of gardeners who want to inspire a happier, healthier world by educating people about a better diet, through funding and educating millions of new gardeners to grow their own food. In the wake of the Covid Pandemic, Frank Giustra’s Modern Farmer and Kimbal Musk’s Big Green joined forces… Continue Reading

EWG’s 2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

“Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group’s 2021 Dirty Dozen™ list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers have made the list. The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen™ together make up EWG’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, which analyzes Department of Agriculture… Continue Reading

The World’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company – “Business as usual is over. Companies around the globe, in every industry, have spent the past 12 months confronting challenges both practical and existential. Some have failed. Many have simply survived. A select few have flourished, remaking their businesses and illuminating the way forward for others. These are the businesses we’re celebrating… Continue Reading

5 hidden Google gems you aren’t using yet

Fast Company, Doug Aamoth – “For a tool most of us use every day to find stuff on the web, Google has more than a few helpful tricks up its sleeve that aren’t super apparent unless you know where to look. Here are a few I’ve found recently that have saved me countless clicks, spared… Continue Reading

Let’s Watch Jacques Pépin Fry Eggs

Kottke.org via PBS video: “Fried eggs are something almost everyone, regardless of culinary prowess, can cook. Even so, in the hands of a master chef like Jacques Pépin, even this simple dish can be improved upon. For starters, he uses waaaay more butter in the pan than most people probably do. And there’s water involved?… Continue Reading