Daily Essentials | 22 August 2016

Farmworkers in Southern California. Russ Allison Loar / Flickr

JACOBIN looks at the exploitation of farm workers on the type of local farms that the Pollan wing of the Food Movement has been holding up as a more virtuous form of ag.

WEB URBANIST: In Germany sidewalk fridges are helping restaurants and markets put major dents in hunger and food waste.

Old news, but worth repeating: The Sugar High is Actually a Parenting Myth. Thank you, NEW YORK MAGAZINE.

Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack has some friendly advice for the next ag secretary: Embrace diversity in agriculture.

SAVEUR: A catering start up in Ontario seeks to empower Syrian refugees while introducing the best of Syrian cuisine to Ontario.

CIVIL EATS reports on the increasing focus on urban food policy by city governments.

J. Kenji L√≥pez-Alt, the man with the most 21st Century name EVER, wants to help you have the same oh-my-god-I-can’t-believe-I-just-saw-that-happen moments that he had, when he first made mayonnaise from scratch.

For further reference, Michael Ruhlman lays it out in words and pictures.

Photo by Donna Turner-Ruhlman.
Photo by Donna Turner-Ruhlman.

At the opposite end of the spectrum from homemade mayo, DADLOGIC walks your through how industrial tomato paste is made.

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