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I am a storyteller, reporter and editor, and the author of "A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping" (Simon & Schuster, 2021). I spend a lot of time thinking about food, health, the planet, and my dog. I believe people have the right to more information about and access to food. Maybe we should work together?

What else I've been thinking about lately:

  • How to use less plastic
  • How to be an ally 
  • Anthony Bourdain and his legacy
  • How to celebrate getting older — and how to discourage the stereotypes that stem from ageism 
  • Corn ice cream

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Soy boys: How tofu conquered the supermarket during a global pandemic

The first year of the coronavirus pandemic was a critical turning point for tofu as it accelerated into “staple” territory. Nasoya, the most popular tofu brand in the U.S., saw an instant boom as quarantine mandates spread across the country. Beginning in March, “there was initially more pandemic buying,” Jay Toscano, the executive vice president of sales for Pulmuone, the parent company of Nasoya, tells Inverse. The company initially saw 20 to 40 percent more sales on orders.

How ‘COVID-washing’ became the new greenwashing

From dietary supplements to juices to pants (yes, pants) and bedsheets, brands are employing a cruel kind of marketing to sell their products. The strategy, unique to the year 2020, might be dubbed “COVID-washing.” Like greenwashing before it, where companies convey misleading information that their products are sustainable, COVID-washing draws in consumers by conveying the false impression that a certain product can cure or repel COVID-19.

13 Reasons To Exercise That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight

Many people who loathe exercise arguably feel that way because of how the activity has been marketed to them. For too long, exercise and weight loss have been indivisibly bound, leading many to fall into the comparison trap, experience shame or engage in negative self-talk. But moving your body grants so much more than a fit figure or relief from the guilt of indulging in a “cheat meal.” Movement is self-improvement beyond the physical form.
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