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Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: Caring about Hunger
Posted 1 day ago
George Kent. Caring about Hunger. Irene Publishing, 2016
Kent is a former professor of political science at the University of Hawai’i who in his retirement is teaching at the University of…
- Some progress in healthier school meals
Posted 2 days ago
I am late in getting to this report on school meals from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, which came out in early December.
Their jointly sponsored Kids Safe and Healthful Foods Project took a good hard look at how schools were faring under the Obama administration’s rules for healthier lunches, breakfasts, and snacks.
Some of their findings:
6 in 10 directors said they faced only a few or no ongoing obstacles to meeting updated breakfast requirements; 4 in 10 said the same of the lunch guidelines.
For breakfast and lunch, the commonly cited challenges were sodium and whole grain…
- Sugar politics: catching up
Posted 3 days ago
Last week was a big one for comments about sugars. I’m traveling this week but here’s a quick round-up.
Julia Belluz of Vox explains what sugar is about (I’m quoted) and…
- (Dis)Honest Kids
Posted 4 days ago
Thanks to nutritionist (and graduate of our NYU program) Andy Bellatti for sending a photo of this product.
What got his attention was “sweetened only with fruit juice.” But it’s a juice drink, not
- NASA’s food and agriculture program: request for proposals
Posted 5 days ago
Who knew that NASA was interested in food security and agriculture? I certainly didn’t. But I was recently sent this request for proposals. No, they are not looking to grow food on spaceships or Mars.
But they are looking to use space technology to
ROSES-16 Amendment 53: Release of New Program Element A.51 Food Security and Agriculture.
NASA solicits proposals to enable and advance uses of Earth observations by domestic and international organizations to benefit food security and agriculture. Global food security represents a major societal challenge for the coming decades, and NASA recognizes that space-based Earth observations can provide key information to support the functioning…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Lessons learned from losing an AWESOME PASTOR
Posted 8 months ago
I told my husband, I haven’t felt this sad since the last funeral I went to. WOW that seems a…
- Merry Christmas from our Farm to you…
Posted 1 year 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…