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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: Food Ethics for Everyone
Posted 14 hours ago
Paul Thompson. From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone. Oxford University Press, 2015.
I was pleased to be asked to blurb this one:
From Field to Fork makes it clear that…
- What’s up with the Trade Promotion Authority act?
Posted 2 days ago
What’s going on with the Trade Promotion Authority act (TPA) has lots of people worried. The bill, known as “fast track,” allows President Obama to make trade agreements that Congress…
- What’s up with Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL)?
Posted 3 days ago
The attack on Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) is a good example of why international trade agreements require close scrutiny.
In my book What to Eat, I had this to say about COOL (among other things):
In 2002, Congress passed a law requiring Country of Origin Labeling (the apt acronym is COOL) that was to take effect in 2004. Later, under pressure from the food industry, Congress postponed the deadline until the end of September 2006…In America, food industry opposition to COOL is just about universal. The industry complains that tracking the origin of foods is difficult, but also would prefer that you not know…
- Q and A: Should we eat vegetables from parched California?
Posted 4 days ago
Q. Marion, have you seen the NY Times article? It is about how what we eat is contributing to the CA drought. Leaves me confused. If we don’t eat these…
- Weekend reading: Organic Struggle
Posted 8 days ago
Brian K. Obach. Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States. MIT Press, 2015.
Here’s my blurb:
Brian Obach has written an important book for everyone who produces, buys,…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 630 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 983 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 1313 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1313 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1318 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…