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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Vermont’s GMO labeling bill: the first domino?
Posted 10 hours ago
Vermont’s governor, Peter Shumlin, says he will sign Vermont’s GMO labeling bill. The bill, (H112), which passed by a majority of 114 to 30:
Requires food manufacturers to label GMO products sold in Vermont starting July 1, 2016 (Meat, dairy, liquor and prepared foods sold in restaurants are exempt).
Will allow labels to say “partially produced with genetic engineering,” “may be produced with genetic engineering,” or “produced with genetic engineering.”
Says foods containing GMO ingredients cannot be marketed as “natural.”
Sets aside $1.5 million to pay for the inevitable lawsuits.
As always, the Grocery Manufacturers of America can be counted on to give the industry…
- POM v. Coca-Cola at the Supreme Court: The Mind Boggles
Posted 2 days ago
You might think that the Supreme Court of the United States would have more important things to do than to weigh in on which of two beverage companies puts less…
- No nutrition in medical education? An old story that might be changing.
Posted 4 days ago
JAMA Internal Medicine invited me to comment on an article about the lack of nutrition education in medical schools. This was written by Nathanial Morris, a second-year medical student at Harvard, who complains about the paucity of nutrition instruction in his curriculum.
Yet the course spanned just 3 afternoons, for a total of 9 hours of instruction…The course directors told us it would be the only time for dedicated nutrition education during our 4 years as medical students. There were no examinations nor interactions with patients. The 1 lecture on obesity lasted 45 minutes…As a medical student, I cannot fathom why medical…
- CDC’s food safety report card: no happy news
Posted 7 days ago
The CDC has just issued its latest report on foodborne illness and food safety progress from 2006 to 2013.
It’s report has a couple of frowny faces—Campylobacter and Vibrio cases are…
- Is Big Food the new Tobacco?
Posted 8 days ago
Thanks to Maggie Hennessy at FoodNavigator-USA for her report on a meeting I wish I’d been able to attend—the Perrin Conference on “Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations.”
Hennessey quotes from a speech by Steven Parrish, of the Steve Parrish Consulting Group describing parallels between tobacco and food litigation.
From the first lawsuit filed against [tobacco] industry member in 1953 to mid-1990s, the industry never lost or settled a smoking and health product liability suit. In the mid ‘90s the eggs hit the fan because the industry for all those decades had smugly thought it had a legal…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 231 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 583 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 913 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 913 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 918 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…