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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: Vitamania!
Posted 6 hours ago
Catherine Price. Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection. Penguin Press, 2015.
I blurbed this one:
Catherine Price gives us a journalist’s entertaining romp through the fascinating history of the discovery of…
- Happy Food Politics Thanksgiving
Posted 1 day ago
A holiday greeting for anyone cooking a Thanksgiving dinner (thanks to Lisa Young for passing along the URL for this video):
And, if you can figure out a way to make this…
- At long last menu labeling, and worth the wait!
Posted 3 days ago
The FDA released its long-awaited regulations on menu labeling at 12:01 this morning.
The big and most welcome news: the regulations apply across the board to
Meals from sit‐down restaurants
Foods purchased at drive‐through windows
Take‐out food, such as pizza
Foods, such as made‐to‐order sandwiches, ordered from a menu or menu board at a grocery store or delicatessen
Foods you serve yourself from a salad or hot food bar
Muffins at a bakery or coffee shop
Popcorn purchased at a movie theater or amusement park
A scoop of ice cream, milk shake or sundae from an ice cream store
Hot dogs or frozen drinks prepared on site in a convenience…
- NutraIngredients on Functional Foods
Posted 4 days ago
NutraIngredients-USA has a special edition on functional foods, those that have something supposedly healthy—vitamins, probiotics, antioxidants, omega-3s, etc—added above and beyond the nutrients naturally present.
I think functional foods are about marketing, not health, but that’s why food companies love them.
From the industry’s perspective, “getting nutritional ingredients into foods requires tackling regulatory hurdles, but food offers a mass market that dwarfs anything possible with supplements.
Here are some of NutrIngredients’ latest developments:
Collagen peptides: Functional Ingredients for a booming market: Functional ingredients are now more visible to the consumer than ever, with people becoming more aware of the benefits they can offer. Among all these…
- Weekend reading: a fresh take on the soda industry
Posted 7 days ago
Bartow J. Elmore. Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism. Norton, 2015.
Elmore is an historian at the University of Alabama, whose book takes a fresh look at how soda companies…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 448 days 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 800 days 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 1130 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1131 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1136 days 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…