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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: a how-to for sustainable food systems
Posted 2 days ago
Darryl Benjamin and Lyndon Virkler. Farm to Table: The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems for Students, Professionals, and Consumers. Chelsea Green, 2016.
- Coca-Cola Europe’s policy agenda, courtesy of WikiLeaks
Posted 4 days ago
Ninjas for Health posts this graphic from someplace in the emails leaked to DCLeaks (it’s good they are going through them so we don’t have to).
The Ninjas point out that Coke divides the policies into three categories based on likelihood of happening and impact on sales:
The policy with the biggest impact greatest likelihood of materializing? Increased soda taxes.
No wonder soda companies are fighting back against them.
Nancy Huehnergarth pointed out in an email that a ban on advertising to children under the age of 12 shows up in the “Prepare” category, even though soda companies insist that they do not…
- Pepsi to reduce sugar in its drinks? Really?
Posted 5 days ago
PepsiCo, yesterday, announced that it had launched its sustainability report with an agenda for 2025.
The sustainability promises look good, but reporters called me for comments only on the first goal in its Products agenda:
At least two-thirds of Pepsi’s global beverage portfolio volume will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugars per 12-ounce serving.
For the record, the other Product goals are:
At least three-quarters of its global foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.1 grams of saturated fat per 100 calories.
At least three-quarters of its global foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie.
The reporters’ questions assumed that…
- The FDA’s new strategic plan: open for public comment
Posted 6 days ago
I am late getting to the FDA’s July announcement of the release of its work plan for the next ten years, Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) Program’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2016-2025.
The FDA organized the plan under goals for:
The FDA based the plan on basic principles:
Public health is the first priority
Partnerships are the key to success
Scientific expertise and research are the foundation
The program is committed to operating openly and transparently
Comments can be submitted on the strategic plan at any time. Instructions for how to do so are here.
One possibility is to ask for further details. The…
- Weekend reading: Restaurants that changed the way Americans eat
Posted 1 week ago
Paul Freedman. Ten Restaurants that Changed America. Liveright/WW Norton, 2016.
I was happy to be asked for a blurb for this fascinating, entertaining, and beautifully produced (color illustrations!) volume. Here’s what…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Lessons learned from losing an AWESOME PASTOR
Posted 5 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 10 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…