The Friday 5: Elimination Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week.

Have you caught the buzz about Bully, the new film aiming to bring this life-wrecking activity out into the open? Fighting off censorship that would have kept it from reaching its target audience, it is now sparking the discussion its creators hoped to engineer. Get the full story here. (And three cheers for Canada, which currently has two competing anti-bullying bills going through its legislature).

If you’re a card-carrying foodie and you’re put on an elimination diet – end of the party for your taste-buds? Not so, as Sara Lingafelter explains – it’s helping her remember the pleasure that comes with slow food, starting with this citrus-free hummus substitute.

In the words of Sherlock Holmes – when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Since the impossible seems to be part of the deal when it comes to Arizona’s recent law on conception, we must consider everything to be the truth. Check out Mallory Ortberg’s pre-natal advice for the mentally adventurous.

If you work for Kashi, you’ve probably had a stressful couple of weeks. After revelations about the company’s genetically modified and pesticide-reliant ingredients went viral, they’ve been fighting a publicity meltdown. Is it as simple as questionable sourcing practices that need to be cleaned up or just plain eliminated? Jessica Marati takes a closer look.

Finally, you may have heard that the world is warming up (yes, really) and the glaciers – the largest reservoirs of freshwater on Earth – are in retreat. Check out these 25 pictures of gorgeous glaciers from around the world. Last chance to see?

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.