Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mom's always right.


WATERMELON EATER
Originally uploaded by foreversouls

When I was a kid, my mom always said, "A colorful plate makes for a healthy meal." Of course she's right about that, and yesterday, she was right about one more thing. I'd always thought of watermelon as a fun snack, but it turns out, it's a superfood--full of lycopene, vitamin C, and other great nutrients all with only 46 calories per cup!

Oh, in other food news, the July+Aug issue of VegNews just came out, and with it, my article about "Benevolent Businesses," green companies with great perks for employees.

Also, many of you are aware of the kurfluffle that erupted after a nutritionist and former vegan slammed veganism in an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times siting both faulty science and shady legal ideas. Well, the Public Editor--an ombudsman between the Times and its readers--has responded to the piece saying the Times was irresponsible--and that even though the article was opinion, they should not have allowed it to be printed without rebuff, knowing full well that the evidence sited was not up to snuff. (Thanks Hilary--for pointing this out!)



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1 comment:

VeggieGirl said...

I'm so glad that the Times is being criticized for that terrible article that Planck wrote a while back - they should have never printed an op-ed piece (or any article) that contained such false, poorly-supported information.

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I appreciate the comments about my writing! I'm hoping to become a part of the journalism field - I would LOVE to contribute to VegNews in the future... such an amazing publication.

I look forward to follow this blog, and to reading more of your articles in VegNews!