Lightning Round: Ice Cubes and Awards

What else has been happening on the web this week? Time for a weekend link round-up!
 Lightning Round: Ice Cubes and Awards
  • Haven’t you always wanted Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson in your mouth? The next time you fly Virgin Atlantic Airways, you can – in the form of an ice cube, anyway. ~ FOODBEAST
  • This week the New York Times announced the winner of its essay contest on the ethics of eating meat – congratulations to Jay Bost (read his essay here) and all of the other finalists for contributing to a very interesting and relevant discussion. ~ New York Times
  • And another congratulations to the winners of SAVEUR’s 2012 Best Food Blog Awards! Well done! ~ SAVEUR
  • And in the field of ironic congratulations, top professional service KPMG named the food production sector the worst in the world in terms of sustainability, for such notable achievements as a massive external environmental cost footprint that reportedly outweighs the entire sector’s earnings. Mazel tov! ~ Nourishing the Planet
  • Ever wonder what a CSA is, or how the whole trend got started? Earth Eats has the answer. ~ Earth Eats
  • Tim Marshall, Deputy Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia, has choice words for naysayers who don’t think organic food production can have a major role in feeding the world’s population. ~ ABC News Australia
  • More worries over rising food prices as the costs spike on commodity oilseeds like soya, rapeseed, corn and canola. ~ Financial Times
  • Even worse: the price of wine on the West Coast is rising as well. ~ NBC San Diego
  • But why worry when you can leave your troubles behind with a michelada? Here are eight ways to do it. ~ Huffington Post


[PHOTO CREDIT: Virgin Atlantic]

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