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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Brand FNV (Fruits and Vegetables): Worth a Try?
Posted 22 hours ago
In 2013, Michael Moss wrote a long and highly entertaining piece for the New York Times Magazine about putting the advertising firm Victor & Spoils to work on making up a campaign…
- Vilsack: Guidelines committee members are like 3-year-olds
Posted 3 days ago
Yesterday’s Hagstrom Report quotes USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s comments to the Commodity Classic on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee:
The “folks who put those reports together … have freedom. They are like my 3-year-old granddaughter. She does not have to color inside the lines.”
His 5-year-old grandson, he said, “is learning about coloring within the lines.”
“I am going to color inside the lines,” Vilsack said.
Sounds like the USDA has no intention of doing what the DGAC recommends.
This is why it’s so important to file comments @ www.DietaryGuidelines.gov by April 8. You can also register there for the public meeting in Bethesda, Maryland,…
- Weekend cooking: Nancy Jenkins’ Virgin Territory
Posted 4 days ago
Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Although I don’t usually do blurbs for cookbooks, this one goes into so much depth about…
- Fingers crossed: good news about preventing peanut allergies
Posted 5 days ago
The New England Journal of Medicine has a new study that suggests the need to rethink whether to feed peanuts to babies.
As the Wall Street Journal explains, peanut allergies can be life-threatening…
- The Kool-Aid Museum!
Posted 6 days ago
I gave a talk last week at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska.
Before I left, Michael Moss, who wrote the New York Times investigative report about Hasting’s USDA animal research facility, mentioned…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 543 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 895 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 1225 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1226 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1231 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…