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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: Food, Farms, and Community
Posted 3 days ago
Lisa Chase and Vern Grubinger. Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems. University of New Hampshire Press, 2014.
Here’s my blurb for this excellent and most useful book:
If you haven’t a…
- More industry-sponsored research with predictable results
Posted 4 days ago
Once again, I am posting five food industry-sponsored studies with results that come out just the way the sponsor wants them to. Coincidence? Or something more serious? I am trying to remain open-minded. If you know of food industry-sponsored research that does not favor the sponsor’s interests, please send. As soon as I collect five, I will post.
Diets with high-fat cheese, high-fat meat, or carbohydrate on cardiovascular risk markers in overweight postmenopausal women: a randomized crossover trial. Am J Clin Nutr ajcn109116, 2015. doi:10.3945/ajcn.115.109116. Thorning, T.K., Raziani, F., Bendsen, N.T., Astrup, A., Tholstrup, T., Raben, A.
Conclusion: Diets with cheese and meat as…
- Court asks for life in prison in peanut butter Salmonella case
Posted 5 days ago
Federal court officers are recommending what attorneys are calling an “unprecedented” sentence of life in prison for a Stewart Parnell, the former owner of the Peanut Corporation of America. He was convicted last fall of selling bulk peanut butter from his plant in Georgia to food processors—even after the peanut butter tested positive for Salmonella.
The CDC associated the tainted peanuts with the deaths of 9 people and illnesses among more than 700.
The government’s sentencing recommendations say:
The Government submits that the U.S. Probation Office correctly calculated the Sentencing Guidelines adjusted offense level for Stewart Parnell to be 47 with criminal history category I,…
- Trans-Pacific Partnership’s food issues: rice, sugar, Malaysian palm-oil, trans fats
Posted 6 days ago
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are taking place this week in Maui, as usual, in deep secret.
Doug Palmer of Pro Politico describes the major food issues: dairy, origin names, pork,…
- Our endlessly arcane and unhealthy sugar policy
Posted 7 days ago
While we are on the topic of sugars (see previous post) I saw this ad on the Hagstrom Report. I wondered what it was about.
I went to the American Sugar Alliance…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 696 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 1048 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 1378 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1378 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1383 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…