Kiko’s Food News: 10.26.12

Updates from our Yes! On Prop 37 campaign:

Check out the new California Right To Know ad–we need to share it widely to counter the millions spent by Monsanto and huge food conglomerates on TV-ads!

Alice Waters’ chefs’ petition in support of Prop 37 has been endorsed by over 100 top notch chefs including Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Jacques P├ępin, Joyce Goldstein, Charles Phan, and our own Sam Mogannam–spread the word! (full story, New York Times)

An encouraging study demonstrated a decreased need for chemicals in agriculture, showing that longer crop rotations produced better yields of corn and soy, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer and herbicides by up to 88%, reduced the amounts of toxins in groundwater 200-fold, and didn’t reduce profits by a single cent: (full story, New York Times)


A lot of working women are still rushing home from work each night to cook dinner; a study indicated they spend more than twice as long (35 minutes) as working men (15 minutes) whipping up meals and cleaning up afterwards: (full story, NPR)

I’m inspired by the domino theory of public health–how one city or state’s putting a stake in the ground on an issue will influence others; our neighbor cities Richmond and El Monte have put the soda tax on their Nov. 6 ballot! (full story, New York Times)

Just when we thought the Rome police had better things to do than to stop people from eating a sandwich, a new ordinance outlawed eating and drinking at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and other areas of historic, artistic or cultural value in Rome’s center: (full story, New York Times)

Only a few decades ago, many doctors and nutritionists warned that nuts should be eaten on special occasions and only sparingly, but have since revised their recommendations; here’s a breakdown of how our favorite nuts stack up health wise: (full story, LA Times)

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