Links We Dig – Quality Reading for a Healthful Lifestyle

Photo: Civil Eats

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!

The Future of Our Food System Depends on Healthy Soils

Source: CivilEats

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.

FDA issues new rules on gluten labeling

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.

Comfort-Food Fix Without Eating

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.

A Fast Food Chain’s Quest To Turn Gardening Into Good Business

Source: Fast Company

A regional fast food chain called B.Good is showing how onsite gardening can make sense for quick-serve restaurants.

Just like Paddleboard Yoga—only without the water?

Source: Well+Good

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.

U.S. government paid $17 billion for weather-withered crops last year

Source: Grist

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.

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