It's been a while since I last barfed up a bunch of links for you to check out and chew on. So here goes:
- Denmark just became the first country to impose a "fat tax" on foods high in saturated fat. Thanks, Ancel Keys.
- The Washington Post published a piece about the "benefits" of processed food, arguing that "[i]t’s not so easy to categorize processed foods as good or bad." Really? 'Cause I think it's pretty simple.
- Did you miss Robb Wolf on Morgan Spurlock's "I, Caveman" reality show tonight? Don't fret -- the Discovery Channel's re-airing it on October 9. Set your DVRs, people.
- Septuagenarian singer Tom Jones has lost a bunch of weight on the "caveman diet." He ought to be spry enough to evade those fusillades of panties now.
- The Army Times profiled Mark Twight of Gym Jones and Mark Divine of SEALFIT as "ex-CrossFit devotees" who have taken their gyms "to the next level."
- Can you live on $30 a week? Sheila Steffen, a producer for CNN took on a "food stamp challenge," spending only her allotment of $30 in food stamps to feed herself for a week. She wrote that the $30 didn't get her very far; she bought only beans, rice, farina, chicken, pasta, broccoli, bell peppers and tomatoes. Oh, and stuff to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. As many commenters noted, Steffen didn't spend wisely, passing up nutritionally dense foods in favor of empty ones (like bread and rice).
How would you spend your $30?