Selected Participant Blog Sites
Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Blueprint for a National Food Strategy
Posted 11 hours ago
Food policy clinics at the Harvard and Vermont law schools have issued a new report—interactive no less.
The report argues that
our food system often works at cross-purposes, providing abundance while creating inefficiencies,…
- The proposed organic “checkoff:” an analysis
Posted 1 day ago
The New Food Economy’s Weekly Dish has a riveting piece about the debates over a proposal for an organic “checkoff” program.
Checkoffs are USDA-sponsored generic marketing and research programs for specific commodities. They raise money from fees based on sales (the “checkoff”) that can be used for advertising campaigns such as the the dairy checkoff’s “milk mustache” or the pork checkoff’s “other white meat.”
Joe Fassler writes:
The proposed organic checkoff, technically termed the Generic Research and Promotion Order for Organic (GRO Organic), is unusual for many reasons, but the most unprecedented thing is this: rather than advocating for one single commodity, the program…
- The President’s Budget: What Does it Mean for Food Politics?
Posted 2 days ago
The President announced his budget last week.
I’ve been asked to comment on what it means for food programs.
My quick and dirty answer: small-minded and mean-spirited.
The document lacks crucial details essential…
- Weekend reading: Andy Smith’s latest encyclopedia, “Food in America”
Posted 5 days ago
Smith, Andrew F. Food in America: The Past, Present and Future of Food, Farming and the Family Meal. 3 vols. [Volume 1: Food and the Environment; Volume 2: Food and…
- Does Monsanto collude with EPA to cast doubt on the carcinogenicity of Roundup?
Posted 6 days ago
Yesterday’s New York Times reports about how the agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto is trying to cast doubt on evidence that its herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) is carcinogenic or otherwise harmful to human health.
The Times based its analysis on documents unsealed by a federal court in a case in which people are claiming that glyphosate caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined a couple of years ago.
The documents indicate collusion between EPA officials and Monsanto over the IARC finding:
Court records show that Monsanto was tipped off to the determination by a deputy division…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Lessons learned from losing an AWESOME PASTOR
Posted 10 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 4 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 5 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…