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Blog: Food Politics
- Catching up on soda politics
Posted 2 days ago
My book, Soda Politics, came out not quite a year ago but so much has happened since then that it’s been hard to keep up with everything that’s happening in campaigns to discourage consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Fortunately, Healthy Food America’s Casey Hinds puts out a daily roundup of sugar and soda news (you can sign up for it and HFA’s other materials here).
A few recent items of particular interest:
USA Today’s editorial, “soda taxes fall flat“
More effective ways already are being used to change people’s diets. The best use of government authority is to empower people with the information they need to make…
- Weekend reading: Michaela DeSoucey’s Contested Tastes–Foie Gras!
Posted 5 days ago
Michaela DeSoucey. Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food. Princeton University Press, 2016.
I thought this book was exceptionally interesting and did a blurb for it:
Contested Tastes takes…
- Confused about diet? Oh, please.
Posted 6 days ago
I breathed a long sigh when I read Gina Kolata’s We’re So Confused: The Problems With Food and Exercise Studies in the New York Times on August 11.
Nearly everything you have been told about the food you eat and the exercise you do and their effects on your health should be met with a raised eyebrow… The problem is one of signal to noise. You can’t discern the signal — a lower risk of dementia, or a longer life, or less obesity, or less cancer — because the noise, the enormous uncertainty in the measurement of such things as how much you exercise or what…
- The FDA’s unfortunate ruling on GRAS regulations
Posted 1 week ago
The FDA has announced its Final Rule on Substances Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
The FDA explains:
Unlike food additives, GRAS substances are not subject to FDA pre-market approval; however, they must meet the same safety standards as approved food additives…The GRAS criteria require that the safe use of ingredients in human and animal food be widely recognized by the appropriate qualified experts.
Uh oh. “Appropriate qualified experts?” Like those selected by the companies themselves? The FDA has failed the public on this one.
Consumers Union (CU) says
FDA missed a major opportunity to clean up the food system… Companies will still be able to…
- Sugar politics: weekend roundup
Posted 2 weeks ago
I can hardly keep up with news about sugar these days. Here are a bunch of items that I thought worth notice.
Healthy Food America has produced a Sugar Advocacy Toolkit
Blog: Technology and Food
- Lessons learned from losing an AWESOME PASTOR
Posted 3 months ago
I told my husband, I haven’t felt this sad since the last funeral I went to. WOW that seems a…
- Merry Christmas from our Farm to you…
Posted 8 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…