Selected Participant Blog Sites
Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Studies funded by a garlic supplement maker find specific health benefits for garlic. The score: 119/11.
Studies funded by a garlic supplement maker find specific health benefits for garlic. The score: 119/11.Posted 23 hours ago
I’m having trouble keeping up with industry-sponsored nutrition research so will use this week’s posts to catch up. I’ll start with this one.
Nutrition journals often publish supplements on specific themes that are paid for by outside parties, food industry groups among them. The February 2016 issue of the Journal of Nutrition contains a supplement with the papers from the 2014 International Garlic Symposium: “Role of Garlic in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Metabolic Syndrome, and Immunology.”
To distinguish supplement papers from peer-reviewed journal articles, citations give page numbers with the letter S. The Journal of Nutrition’s exceptionally clear policy on supplement publications explains that organizers are…
- McDonald’s Australia style: Why can’t they do this in the USA?
Posted 2 days ago
The McDonald’s closest to the part of the University of Sydney where I am working temporarily, looks like no McDonald’s I’ve ever seen.
Under The Corner, it says McCafe. This place…
- Weekend Reading: Forked! (It’s just out)
Posted 4 days ago
Saru Jayaraman. Forked: A New Standard for American Dining. Oxford University Press, 2016.
I did a blurb for this one, for good reason. Saru Jayaraman is doing important work on behalf…
- Chipotle’s food safety woes
Posted 5 days ago
Conspiracy theorists cannot believe that Chipotle’s ongoing food safety problems—and its consequent legal woes—can be due to anything other than deliberate sabotage. Much as I love conspiracy theories—and my favorite…
- Five more industry-sponsored marketing studies. The score 110:11.
Posted 6 days ago
Here are some recent additions to my ever-growing collection of industry-funded food and nutrition studies or commentaries with results favorable to the sponsor’s interests. These bring the total since last March to 110 with favorable results versus 11 with those that must have disappointed the sponsor.
Reduced dietary intake of simple sugars alters perceived sweet taste intensity but not perceived pleasantness. Paul M Wise, Laura Nattress, Linda J Flammer, and Gary K Beauchamp. Am J Clin Nutr 2016; 103:50-60. doi:10.3945/ajcn.115.112300
Conclusions: This experiment provides empirical evidence that changes in consumption of simple sugars influence perceived sweet taste intensity. More work is needed to…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Merry Christmas from our Farm to you…
Posted 2 months ago
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 2 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 3 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 4 years ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 4 years ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.