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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend Reading: Food-Navigator–Asia’s Special Edition on Sugar Fads
Posted 2 days ago
It’s a quiet news day so let’s enjoy one of Food-Navigator’s occasional special editions in which it collects articles on a specific topic, in this case sugar marketing trends in the Asia-Pacific region:
Special Edition: Asia-Pacific’s sugar fads
From breakthroughs in ingredients to lively debate over ways to keep consumers healthy, Asia-Pacific has gained a new confidence in its approach to sugar and sweeteners. We explore this spirited segment in a new FoodNavigator-Asia special edition.
Groundbreaking natural low-GI sugar revealed, with Nobel link: Until not long ago, Holista CollTech was best known for being the only company to produce ovine collagen using patented extraction…
- Plate of the Union launches farm bill initiative
Posted 3 days ago
The Environmental Working Group and Food Policy Action are trying to get a head start on the upcoming Farm Bill. Their new initiative: Plate of the Union.
This has four objectives:
Stop taxpayer subsidies going to Big Ag polluters – instead, invest in healthier farms.
Protect and improve vital anti-hunger programs.
Increase federal investments in organic agriculture.
Expand federal programs to revitalize land and reduce food waste.
These are critically important goals. Everyone who cares about food needs to understand the farm bill and what it does.
But how to achieve them?
I’d like to know the action plan. Stay tuned.
- Taking sodas out of SNAP: the debate
Posted 4 days ago
I’m out of the country for a few weeks (México) and missed the House hearing on whether SNAP-eligible food items should continue to include sugary beverages.
From what I gather, most witnesses opposed any change in the program, with one from the American Enterprise Institute the lone holdout.
As I discussed in the chapter on SNAP in Soda Politics, I continue to think that taking sugar-sweetened beverages out of the package is a no brainer.
They are sugars and water and have no nutritional value.
Tons of research links their consumption to a higher risk for obesity and its consequences.
SNAP recipients spend a lot of…
- Yikes! Pentobarbital (a euthanasia drug) in Evanger’s pet food
Posted 5 days ago
Last week the FDA warned pet owners not to feed specific lot numbers of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef or Against the Grain Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food …
- NYC breakfast program: good, but oddly advertised
Posted 6 days ago
Charles Platkin of Hunter’s Food Policy Center sent me this photo taken on the subway a week or so ago.
A croissant to advertise the school system’s breakfasts?
Charles and a colleague…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Lessons learned from losing an AWESOME PASTOR
Posted 9 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…