Food Banks Finding Aid in Bounty of Backyards by Patricia Leigh Brown (NY Times): Communities up and down the West Coast are discovering that by

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Gleaning, Sustainable Sushi, and Other Food News

Food Banks Finding Aid in Bounty of Backyards by Patricia Leigh Brown (NY Times): Communities up and down the West Coast are discovering that by harvesting underloved fruit trees, they can get organic fruit to thousands of people. Bonus links: Local groups in north/central/eastern Seattle and West Seattle.

Sustainable Sushi: Coming Soon? by Trevor Corson (Gourmet): The author of The Story of Sushi (now out in paperback) writes about the beginnings of awareness in American sushi bars regarding sustainability issues. Only one restaurant in San Francisco has made the 100 percent commitment. Here's the menu -- and you may be surprised by how many of your favorite types of nigiri are not on it.

A BPA primer from the Chicago Tribune: What is BPA and how can I avoid it? Ten Top Sources for BPA (organic canned tomatoes?). And more on the study linking BPA to increased rates of heart disease and diabetes.

Eat Up Kids, This Spud's for You by Anne Marie Cheker (WSJ): A great summary of the farm-to-school movement.

And this invention is freakin' hilarious.

Speaking of backyard fruits, here's a tart you can make with your plums (filmed in Cleavage-O-Vision, no less). Remember: If you don't like pie, you don't like fun.

 
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