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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading (and cooking): Eating Well on $4 a Day
Posted 22 hours ago
Leanne Brown. Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 / Day. Workman, 2015.
Leanne Brown is a graduate of our food studies program at New York University who, while in graduate…
- Five more industry-funded studies with predictable results. Score since March: 52:1
Posted 2 days ago
Energy flux: staying in energy balance at a high level is necessary to prevent weight gain for most people. Gregory A Hand, Robin P Shook, James O Hill, Peter R Giacobbi, and Steven N Blair. Expert Rev. Endocrinol. Metab. Early online, 1–7 (2015)
Conclusion: Maintaining energy balance at a higher caloric intake and expenditure should be a more successful long-term strategy for weight maintenance than reduced consumption or extreme caloric restriction at a low level of energy expenditure (a low energy flux) and improve intervention effectiveness for sustainable methods for body weight stability. [Implication: eat more to lose weight?]
Funding: GA Hand received…
- Soda Politics: the first copy!
Posted 3 days ago
Soda Politics is out (almost)! It ships to preorders next week!
Max Sinsheimer, my editor at Oxford University Press, just gave me this advance copy.
The official publication date is October 5,…
- GM potato approved for production
Posted 4 days ago
On Friday, the USDA announced that it approved production of “Innate” potatoes, genetically modified by the Simplot company to
Store longer at cold temperatures
Not turn brown when cooked
Produce less acrylamide
The official Federal Register notice is published here.
Earlier this year, the FDA “completed its consultation” with Simplot:
Simplot’s varieties of Ranger Russet, Russet Burbank and Atlantic potatoes are collectively known by the trade name “Innate” and are genetically engineered to reduce the formation of black spot bruises by lowering the levels of certain enzymes in the potatoes.
In addition, they are engineered to produce less acrylamide by lowering the levels of an amino…
- Bacteria in ground beef dangerous or natural? Depends on point of view, apparently.
Posted 5 days ago
Consumer Reports has just done a major report on the safety of ground beef.
In its announcement of the report, Consumer Reports says:
All 458 pounds of beef we examined contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination (enterococcus and/or nontoxin-producing E. coli)…Almost 20 percent contained C. perfringens, a bacteria that causes almost 1 million cases of food poisoning annually. Ten percent of the samples had a strain of S. aureus bacteria that can produce a toxin that can make you sick…One of the most significant findings of our research is that beef from conventionally raised cows was more likely to have bacteria overall,…
Blog: Technology and Food
- 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.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 4 years 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…