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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: Garrett Broad’s More Than Just Food
Posted 21 hours ago
Garrett M. Broad. More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change. University of California Press, 2016.
I particularly wanted to read this book for two reasons, one personal and one…
- Those top-secret trade agreements: leaked TTIP documents
Posted 2 days ago
A couple of years ago, I wrote a long post attempting to explain the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement under negotiation since then with the European Union. Like all trade agreements, this one is done secretly, making it difficult for interested parties to weigh in.
But Greenpeace Netherlands has now leaked what it says are the texts of 13 chapters of the TTIP. These include 248 pages of internal documents dating from TTIP talks at some uncertain date. These include chapters about food and agriculture, as well as many other issues.
The documents include a 25-page “Tactical State…
- Guest blog for Scientific American: the new food label
Posted 3 days ago
The FDA’s new rules for food labeling are finally here
The changes are a step toward better health and less obesity, especially in children
By Marion Nestle on May 24, 2016
The FDA’s announcement of final rules for its overhaul of labels on food packages is a signature accomplishment of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation.
In 2010, in setting the agenda for Let’s Move!, the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity called for improving the clarity, accuracy, and consistency of food package labels to enable parents and children to make healthier food choices. The Task Force noted that more than half the adult public…
- Does glyphosate (Roundup) cause cancer?
Posted 4 days ago
Glyphosate is an herbicide made by Monsanto to be used on crops genetically modified by Monsanto to resist it. Growers can spray glyphosate on their crops. When it works well,…
- Food-Navigator-USA’s Special Edition on Organics
Posted 5 days ago
This is one of Food Navigator-USA’s special editions in which this industry-focused newsletter collects several of its posts on particular topics—in this case, organics.
But first, take a look at the…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Merry Christmas from our Farm to you…
Posted 5 months ago
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 3 years ago
Today I received a snapchat from my daughter’s personal ipad – so I opened it and it was from a high school senior boy who thought the snapchat was going to my other daughter (she has her snapchat on my phone because we have not supplied her with a smartphone)…
- Our Ag kids need our Encouragement
Posted 4 years ago
Our Ag kids need our Encouragement I will soon have the opportunity to coach some “Intro to Ag” kids about the importance of livestock judging and oral reasons.To me it’s easy, looking back having the privilege of being a member of the livestock judging team at Colorado State University was…
- Feed Recipe
Posted 5 years ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 5 years ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.