Sunday Reads #5: Contact Lenses for Diabetics, New Food Trends
I’ve been on an extended holiday post-wedding that comes to a close today. As such, I’ve managed to read books, immerse myself in blog posts, clean out the RSS feeds and get back to basics. Also, this is largely fuelled to me having finally – finally – replaced the iPad nicked on holiday last year. Hopefully these will be a bit more regular for 2014. To kick things off then, here’s ten reads from the week gone by that you may have missed from other Irish food bloggers and food media.
- From smooth to function – new trends for the future of food
Functional food, aquapnonics farming, urban gardening and more in store for 2014.
- Fight high cholesterol with food
Make 2014 a heart-healthy year for you and your family by adding fruit, veggies and fish to your diet
- Calling All Food & Drink Producers: Great Taste 2014
A judge in 2013, Babaduck (Aoife) offers up details on what judges could be looking for in 2014 and how to enter the awards.
- How To Make Your Own Vanilla Extract
You never know when you’ll need it, but if you’re into baking, you’ll be glad you’ve got some in the kitchen press.
- Oh Sugar! Wrong about fructose
From Greek mythology to obesity in the US, Mike Gibney talks sugar.
- 3 Biggest Risk Factors for Child Obesity
- Recipe: Kale Pesto
Megan of Veggies And Me has a nifty recipe for some kale pesto for your Sunday in the kitchen.
- Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics
This one cropped up on the radio on Friday and it will be very interesting to see if this gets out to the public.
- An Exciting Year Ahead
Bill King takes a look at some food events he’s looking forward to in 2014.
- Beware of 5c veg: cheap food always comes at a cost
The supermarkets’ aggressive price promotions on festive produce could put Irish jobs at risk and ultimately reduce consumer choice.
If there’s any new blogs out there or blog feeds that you’d like to suggest, just leave a comment below.
From The Press
I’ve also set up a separate resource over the past week or so for press releases that come through via email. I’ve been looking to remove straight up press releases from the blog for 2014 so I’ve parked them here at the Any Given Food Press Centre. Sure enough, they might trigger something for an article on the blog, or for other folk as well.
You can subscribe to the press release feed (for only press releases) here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/anygivenfood/press and you can submit your own press or PR content by emailing email@example.com.