I add new blogs to my news reader with care. There are many wonderful food blogs written by people who I admire, but if I added all of them to my reader, I’d never get through all the content each day. Last week, Scientific American launched a new food blog, Food Matters, and it's one that I find intriguing enough to follow. So I thought I’d bring it my blog readers’ attention because it may be something you’ll be interested in, too.

The Food Matters blog is made up of the voices of seven different bloggers who will “peer inside factory farms, dark jungles, cafeterias, laboratories and those trendy molecular gastronomy spots.”

In the first week, the blog has covered topics like GMOs (and not necessarily from a negative viewpoint), the belief that kids won’t eat healthy school meals, and how what we hear affects our taste buds. It’s a varied list of topics, which is what I like about it.

It’s occurred to me that my online daily blog reading has become limited to voices with the same focus as mine – organic, local, sustainable food. I haven’t been reading too much outside of that focus lately, and that can make my opinions and my writing stale. I need to branch out a bit, and with seven different bloggers taking on seven areas of things that matter with food, I’m thinking the new Scientific American blog will help move me in that direction.

And I have a question for you: What do you read online that’s within the food arena but is outside the general focus of organic, local and sustainable? Do you have anything you can recommend?

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Scientific American's new multi-author food blog
The magazine's website brings together several voices for Food Matters, a blog where science joins the table.