9 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment On, Including Why Despair Is Good for You
Was there any good news this week?
I didn’t mean for a whole host of food-related articles to show up in this week’s roundup of stories we didn’t write about, but that you might want to comment on, but once you go down the rabbit hole of Danger! Danger! Your food is killing you! on the internet, it’s hard to climb out again. So, scattered throughout the political name-calling, social inequality, and random acts of newsworthy weirdness, there are more than a couple of aforementioned Danger! Danger! food stories. I would apologize, but I’m still googling.
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner sat down with The Stanford Daily and called Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh,” and “a miserable son of a bitch.” [The Slot]
We’re getting a The Handmaid’s Tale streaming TV series and it will star Elisabeth Moss and it will be awesome. [THR]
A new study reveals that medical students have deeply troubling assumptions about how Black people have “thicker skins,” and “less sensitive nerve endings" than their Caucasian counterparts. [Buzzfeed News]
Speaking of Caucasian — the word has been racially discriminatory for a long, long time. [MTV]
Here’s who’s headed to the burn unit after President Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. [NPR]
There’s a surprising amount of non-beef in your beef (whether you try to source naturally or not). [Salon]
2016’s “Dirty Dozen” list of produce treated with the most pesticides has been released. [CNN]
These are the best pet-proof and pet-friendly houseplants available. [LifeHacker]
Turns out that all those celebrity-endorsed, Instagram-lauded “detox” teas are mostly just laxatives. [Racked]
Prince's first band, The Revolution, is going on tour. [Celebitchy]
Leave a comment for each one of these ten stories or leave an ten-sentence magnum opus about one of these stories or just tell me (and each other) what gross things are floating around in the food we’re eating.