Lucky Dip – Monday, July 18, 2011

Think you’re saving the world by shopping at the farmers’ market? Think again. [The Guardian]

While Toronto city council voted to maintain the local food procurement policy, take a look at all the loopholes that pretty much gut any positive good that comes from such a decision. [NOW]

Austrian authorities plan to watch for really big BBQs after thieves make off with a truck full of mustard and ketchup. [Globe and Mail]

Chefs and their food tattoos. [The Financial Times]

Could you kill your own meat? [National Post]

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Lucky Dip – Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Will city council get the message that their job is about more than balancing the books – or will Toronto lose the local food procurement policy we’ve worked so hard for? [Joshna Maharaj]

And the winner is… Top Chef Canada finishes its first season with an upset, at least for the hometown crowd. [National Post: The Appetizer]

This is very bad news for someone who eats out for a living – eating at restaurants boosts risk of obesity. [Orlando Sentinel]

Gah! The price of palm oil is declining due to “increased supply”, AKA more deforestation. Come on you guys, stop eating shitty food made with palm oil and save some rainforest already. [Bloomberg]

See those weeds? Those are good eats. And plenty of them around the city. 10 foods you can forage in the city. [Toronto Tasting Notes]

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