Happy first day of August!
- Late last week it was discovered that you can now buy marshmallow-only Lucky Charms cereal. The catch is that it's technically produced by Medley Farms instead of General Mills, and it's called "Charms Cereal Marshmallows." Childhood, is that you?
- In more news, President Obama has signed into law the controversial GMO food labeling bill, which will require most food packages to disclose whether or not it contains genetically modified organisms. Food packages will show this through text, symbol, or QR code. Critics of this law say it is not strict enough.
- Sunbasket is the first meal kit delivery service that includes packaging that is 100 percent recyclable and compostable. The waste that these meal kits incur and require have been a major critique of this trend for getting dinner on the table, but this is a step in the right direction.
- The best thing I read last month comes from Jess Zimmerman for Hazlitt, titled "Hunger Makes Me." At a basic level, this feature delves into what it means to be hungry as a woman, both physically and mentally.
- The best podcast episode from last month is Sporkful's "When a Tamale Determines a Presidency," which beautifully looks at the intersection between politics and food. I promise it won't make your stomach turn.