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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Organic Life: Eight books about organic food systems
Posted 22 hours ago
I did an interview last year with Rebecca Straus of Organic Life about books of interest to the magazine’s readers. I never heard what happened to it but learned from a recent tweet that it is now available online. So consider this a late catch up.
Marion Nestle’s Favorite Organic Books: Eight reads to get you thinking about where your food is coming from. Organic Life, September 11, 2015.
Food advocate Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition and food studies at New York University, has long been outspoken in her support of organic farming and opposition to GMO crops. Her books and articles on how…
- The Guardian’s article on the “sugar conspiracy”
Posted 2 days ago
I mentioned yesterday that whenever something comes out saying that “everything you thought you knew about nutrition is wrong,” it’s a sign that some skepticism may be in order.
Here is another example: The article on the “sugar conspiracy“ by Ian Leslie published in The Guardian. This strongly criticizes the work of Ancel Keys, whose work was largely but by no means exclusively responsible for the diet-heart hypothesis linking excessive intake of animal fats to heart disease risk.
I love conspiracy theories as much as anyone else and appreciated how the author made his case for this one. My sense of his article was…
- The fuss over previously unpublished data from the Minnesota Heart Study
Posted 3 days ago
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned several new studies that elicited much media attention. I am now getting around to them.
Let’s start with the article in the BMJ about newly discovered data from the Minnesota Heart Study purportedly casting doubt on the risks of saturated fat (here’s what the Washington Post said about it).
The BMJ article concluded:
Findings from the Minnesota Coronary Experiment add to growing evidence that incomplete publication has contributed to overestimation of the benefits of replacing saturated fat with vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid.
I’ve been at this game long enough to guess that any statement suggesting that…
- Soda Politics gets Presidential: Sanders v. Clinton on soda taxes
Posted 4 days ago
Talk about soda politics! I can hardly believe it but soda taxes have become an issue in the Democratic primary campaign.
This started when Hillary Clinton came out in favor of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax.
I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal pre-school for kids. I mean, we need universal pre-school. And if that’s a way to do it, that’s how we should do it.
Given the Clinton Foundation’s long-standing relationship with Coca-Cola, this was unexpected.
In short order, Bernie Sanders distanced himself from her position:
I do not support Mayor Kenney’s plan to pay for this…
- Has Mars joined the food movement?
Posted 5 days ago
Mars, the very same company that has been trying for years to position chocolate as a health food, appears to be joining the food movement, and big time.
Take a look…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Merry Christmas from our Farm to you…
Posted 4 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…
Posted 5 years ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.