What we’re reading: 12/2

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Wait, what? Those food package labels may not mean what you think, as this article from Bustle shows. It’s good practice to “be aware of what you’re eating and of how labels can often be more confusing than you would suspect.”

Grab your puffing gun. Extruders, lump breakers and sizers, and shredders, too. The story of how cereal gets made is an interesting tale of technology. Read more from Lucky Peach on how a corn kernel becomes a Corn Flake!

Do your part. Many of the items we discard have a lot of potential value. In this infographic from GOOD Magazine, you can follow a conveyor belt of facts to find out what happens to your plastic after the bin.

Taking action. One of Caroline Harries’ first jobs as an urban planner was in a neighborhood that had limited access to healthy foods. She never forgot how hard it was to go out for lunch and try to find something nutritious to eat. Today she works for The Food Trust to increase access to healthy foods and nutrition education. Read her brief profile on PreventObesity.net.

Do you have a pulse? 2016 is the International Year of Pulses. Um, OK, we didn’t know what “pulses” were (besides the obvious) until we read that the 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Pulse crops are those such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas. Now you know.

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