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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Reading for the long weekend: Jennifer Grayson’s “Unlatched”
Posted 48 mins ago
Jennifer Grayson. Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy. Harper. 2016.
I thought this book had plenty to say and said it well (and has a great…
- The FDA weighs in on GMO labeling
Posted 22 hours ago
The Senate’s proposed GMO labeling bill gives food companies three options:
An on-package code that consumers can scan with a smartphone
A 1-800 number
A symbol to be developed by USDA
None of these does what Mars is already doing on M&Ms, for example—a straightforward, easy-to-read, quickly understandable statement that the product is “partially produced with genetic engineering.”
Now, the FDA has just produced a technical assessment of the Senate bill.
This makes it clear that the Senate has no idea what labeling rules entail. Some examples:
We note that provisions to allow information regarding the GE content of food to be presented only in an electronically…
- Brexit: What it means for the food and drink industries
Posted 2 days ago
What Britain’s exit from the European Union (“Brexit”) means for food and agriculture is worth attention.
As The Guardian put it,
It is no coincidence that food and drink is at the heart of so much of the debate about whether we are better off in or out of the EU. Worth £80bn a year and employing 400,000 people, it is our largest manufacturing sector and a big exporter and importer. Moreover, 38% of its workers are foreign-born, placing its demand for cheap labour at the centre of arguments about immigration.
The common agriculture policy (CAP) swallows up nearly 40% of the total EU…
- My Time Magazine op-ed: We are still confused about calories
Posted 3 days ago
While I was in Israel last week, Time Magazine published an op-ed it had invited me to write. Here it is.
Even in ‘healthy’ foods, calories can tick up fast
Nutrition professor that I am, if I could teach just one thing to the American public, it is this: Larger portions have more calories.
Please don’t laugh.
If we all understood this, the United States would not have an obesity problem. And the recent revelation that places like Chipotle and Panera serve meals with more calories than McDonald’s would surprise nobody. We would realize the former’s “health” aura blinds people. But this basic rule…
- Israel’s solution to peanut allergies
Posted 4 days ago
While in Israel, I kept hearing that peanut allergies are virtually unknown in that country. Nobody I met knows anyone with problems with peanuts—not Jews, Arabs, children, nor adults.
Blog: Technology and Food
- Lessons learned from losing an AWESOME PASTOR
Posted 4 weeks 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 6 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…