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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Food Policy Action rates Congress on food issues
Posted 2 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…
- Food professionals’ relationships with food companies: a Q and A
Posted 4 days ago
In the past few weeks, I’ve been sent several questions asking my opinion of food professionals’ relationships with food companies. I thought I would deal with them at one time (all are edited for succinctness and clarity):
Q. I am a food science student looking into career options in the food industry. I love food science and truly believe that processing food is a good idea that can positively impact the planet and its people. I want to do something worthwhile,, but I still need to eat. Can’t the food industry be changed from the inside? Can’t you advise good…
- This week’s book: Defending Beef
Posted 7 days ago
Nicolette Hahn Niman. Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production. Chelsea Green, 2014.
The subtitle says it all: “The Manifesto of an Environmental Lawyer and Vegetarian Turned Cattle Rancher.”
- School nutrition standards: the latest update
Posted 9 days ago
Last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine food issue dealt with such matters as what kids around the world eat for breakfast, and what happens when second graders are treated to…
- Today’s food politics of Ebola
Posted 10 days ago
Ebola is much in the news, and for good reason. It is highly contagious, difficult to contain, and deadly.
In food studies, we say that food is a lens through which to view the most important problems of society. Here are some thoughts on the food politics of Ebola.
Dietary Supplements for Ebola Prevention or Treatment
The Council for Responsible Nutrition, the trade association for supplement manufacturers, has found it necessary to issue an advisory on use of dietary supplements to prevent or treat Ebola infections.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN),…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 413 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 765 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 1095 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1095 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1100 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…