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When I was a kid, my mom always said, “A colorful plate makes for a healthy meal.” Of course she’s right about that, and yesterday, she was right about one more thing. I’d always thought of watermelon as a fun snack, but it turns out, it’s a superfood–full of lycopene, vitamin C, and other great nutrients all with only 46 calories per cup!

Oh, in other food news, the July+Aug issue of VegNews just came out, and with it, my article about “Benevolent Businesses,” green companies with great perks for employees.

Also, many of you are aware of the kurfluffle that erupted after a nutritionist and former vegan slammed veganism in an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times siting both faulty science and shady legal ideas. Well, the Public Editor–an ombudsman between the Times and its readers–has responded to the piece saying the Times was irresponsible–and that even though the article was opinion, they should not have allowed it to be printed without rebuff, knowing full well that the evidence sited was not up to snuff. (Thanks Hilary–for pointing this out!)

[x-posted at comfortkitchen]

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Mom’s Always Right.