It’s almost Labor Day and we aren’t quite sure where the summer has gone. We hope you had a great one! We’ve got some great links we dig rounding out our favorite articles and blog posts for the week. Enjoy!
Healthy soil — boosted by water-smart practices such as conservation tillage, cover cropping, crop diversification, and more efficient irrigation scheduling — is one of the best risk management tools available to farmers. It’s also one of the best resources we have for creating a more sustainable food system.
Source: USA Today
After years of waiting, the Food and Drug Administration released new rules defining exactly what “gluten-free” on a food label means. The standardized definition will help the 3 million American who have celiac disease, along with millions more who follow a gluten-free diet for other reasons.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Eating so-called comfort foods with large amounts of fat and sugar has been shown to vastly improve people’s moods. A report in the Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science suggests that drawing pictures of unhealthy food can also have positive effects on mood.
Source: Fast Company
A regional fast food chain called B.Good is showing how onsite gardening can make sense for quick-serve restaurants.
Paddleboard yoga officially became this summer’s hottest workout, so it was only a matter of time before someone figured out a way for the seasonally-challenged to do it year round. And on land.
The federal government forked out a record-breaking $17.3 billion last year to compensate farmers for weather-related crop losses — more than four times the annual average over the last decade.