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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Salt warning labels coming to New York City, December 1
Posted 6 hours ago
Last month, the New York City Board of Health voted to require chain restaurants to publish warnings when menu items contain more than the recommended daily limit for sodium, thus…
- Independently funded study by Industry-funded authors finds sugary drinks to increase the risk of hypertension. The score: 70:6.
Independently funded study by Industry-funded authors finds sugary drinks to increase the risk of hypertension. The score: 70:6.Posted 1 day ago
Do sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of high blood pressure?
Yes, says this study, which was conducted by investigators who accept research funding from Coca-Cola and the Calorie Control Council (a trade association for companies that make or use artificial sweeteners). But the study itself was funded by independent government agencies or health associations in Canada.
I’m counting it in the category of studies with results unfavorable to the food industry sponsors.
This brings the score to 70 industry-funded studies since mid-March with results favorable to the sponsor, to 6 with unfavorable results.
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and incident hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis…
- Weekend reading: Sustainable farmers
Posted 4 days ago
Forrest Pritchard. Growing tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes. The Experiment, 2015.
I did a blurb for this book:
Who says that nobody is going into farming these days or…
- Five more industry-funded studies with expected results. Score 70:5
Posted 5 days ago
A reminder that since mid-March I’ve been collecting studies funding by food companies. These greatly tend to produce results favorable to the sponsor’s interests. Today’s group makes 70. I have an ongoing call out for sponsored studies that don’t. So far I’ve found 5 . If you run across either kind, please send.
Breakfasts Higher in Protein Increase Postprandial Energy Expenditure, Increase Fat Oxidation, and Reduce Hunger in Overweight Children from 8 to 12 Years of Age. Jamie I Baum, Michelle Gray, and Ashley Binns. J Nutr 2015;145:2229–35.
Conclusion: This study indicates that breakfast macronutrient composition affects postprandial responses in both NW…
- The bizarre saga of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines: Continued
Posted 6 days ago
Two events yesterday:
#1. USDA and HHS announce that sustainability will not be part of the Dietary Guidelines.
This year, we will release the 2015 edition, and though the guidelines have yet to be finalized, we know they will be similar in many key respects to those of past years. Fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains and lean meats and other proteins, and limited amounts of saturated fats, added sugars and sodium remain the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle.
…In terms of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), we will remain within the scope of our mandate in the 1990…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 2 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 3 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 4 years ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 4 years ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 4 years ago
I am so disappointed in the Nebraska Farmers Union for their recent agreement with the HSUS. (See it here: http://kticradio.com/news/agricultural/index.php?more=hz7j8tzn ) So rather than sit and talk to my friends I decided I should write to the board members who made the decision and point out just a few facts…