Monday, April 30, 2007

What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?

New York Times piece from 2002 questioning the received "fat is bad, mkay?" wisdom.  The first 8 pages are good, then it starts promoting the Atkins diet a little too specifically, which given that the main message I take out of the whole article is "there's no silver bullet" seems a little short sighted...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You Are What You Grow

Michael Pollan in the New York Times with a glimmer of hope that the US farm bill could get a run for it's money this time around...

Humans hot, sweaty, natural-born runners

Interesting article on the evolution of long distance running as a hunting strategy for early hominids.