Selected Participant Blog Sites
Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Happy Halloween, maybe
Posted 12 hours ago
The Union of Concerned Sciences has produced this infographic in celebration of Halloween.
It’s not Halloween parents should be worrying about. It’s every day!
The UCS graphic is based on data from 2010-2011.…
- The Environmental Working Group’s Scorecard on Processed Foods: A Revelation
Posted 2 days ago
On Monday this week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) announced that it was releasing Food Scores: Rate Your Plate.
This is an astonishing interactive food database that rates 80,000 (!) supermarket foods on their nutritional value, ingredients as well as contaminants, and level of processing.
The database awards scores ranging from 1 (terrific) to 10 (really bad).
Feeling unimaginative this week, I typed in “Apples” and found 13 products, scored at from 1 to 6 points. You can click on the product to get EWG’s breakdown of how and why each product is scored.
Some of the EWG findings are amazing and, in some…
- Yes, food is worth serious study.
Posted 4 days ago
Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine carried this advertisement:
It’s from the University of California’s new Global Food Initiative: “Helping the world feed itself sufficiently and nutritionally—that’s the power of public.”
- Weekend reading: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Real Food Revolution
Posted 7 days ago
Congressman Tim Ryan. The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the Family Farm. Hay House, 2014.
Congressman Tim Ryan (Dem-Ohio) describes himself on his Website as
- Food Policy Action rates Congress on food issues
Posted 9 days ago
Food Policy Action announced the release of its second annual National Food Policy Scorecard last week, ranking members of the House and Senate on their votes on key food-related issues.
Food Policy Action is…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 420 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 772 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 1102 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1103 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1108 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…