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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Global Nutrition Report: How US Citizens Can Hold Government Accountable for Preventing Malnutrition
Global Nutrition Report: How US Citizens Can Hold Government Accountable for Preventing MalnutritionPosted 16 hours ago
Lawrence Haddad of CGIAR (formerly Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) invited me to comment on how to strengthen accountability in the fight against malnutrition in the United States.
This is a contribution to the Global Nutrition Report, a project chaired by the Governments of Malawi and the UK as an outcome of the 2013 Nutrition for Growth Summit in London.
My comments are in response to this specific question:
Q. How can citizens of the United States hold their government accountable for preventing and reversing malnutrition?
A. This question has no easy answer. To begin with, we see practically no cases of severe undernutrition among…
- On two views of GMOs: Michael Specter vs. Vandana Shiva and Gary Hirshberg
Posted 3 days ago
Michael Specter’s article “Seeds of Doubt” in the current issue of The New Yorker is a critical profile of India’s Vandana Shiva and her active opposition to genetically modified foods. At the end, it offers this somewhat temporizing statement:
Genetically modified crops will not solve the problem of the hundreds of millions of people who go to bed hungry every night. It would be far better if the world’s foods contained an adequate supply of vitamins. It would also help the people of many poverty-stricken countries if their governments were less corrupt. Working roads would do more to reduce nutritional deficits…
- More money in food: USDA’s food dollar
Posted 5 days ago
While I’m thinking about the role of money in food, take a look at USDA’s new food dollar series.
Farm and agribusiness get 11.8 cents on the dollar.
The real money is in…
- Mercury in fish–again. Watch out for tuna.
Posted 9 days ago
In June I wrote about the FDA’s advice to pregnant women to avoid eating fish high in methylmercury. The advisory said to avoid the four fish highest in methylmercury: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish.
I was surprised that the advisory didn’t warn about the high mercury levels in albacore tuna, and I was skeptical about the FDA’s insistence that pregnant women must eat fish.
Now Consumer Reports advises pregnant women not to eat tuna at all.
Asks FDA Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor to fix the charts it released with its advisory to make it clear that tuna is a high-mercury fish
Issues copies of the charts showing…
- Money in food
Posted 10 days ago
It’s a slow news week so I’m digging in to some items saved over the course of the year.
Here’s one from The Hartman Group, a market-research consulting firm: “Why [software]…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 358 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 710 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 1040 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1040 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1045 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…