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The food industry vs. menu labeling: the saga continues

Remember menu labeling"  The idea started in New York City in 2008.  Here is one of my early posts on it.  My point in mentioning this: if you ca...
24-07-2017 21:48

Healthy Food America?s resources for advocates

Healthy Food America is relatively new on the food advocacy scene but I am always impressed by the useful resources it produces. It is my go-to place ...
21-07-2017 21:48

Water: With added hydrogen, oxygen, or adjusted acidity

I received this inquiry from a reporter wanting a comment: Hi, Marion, I’m doing a story about the trend of waters that claim to have extra heal...
19-07-2017 21:48

Vatican says bread for Eucharist cannot be gluten-free

Food politics generally doesn’t usually get into matters of religion, but sometimes has to.   Today’s issue is whether bread for the Catho...
18-07-2017 21:55

Food-Navigator-USA Special Edition: Paleo Diets

Here’s another one of this site’s roundup of articles on specific topics, written from the perspective of food companies.  Paleo sells. Sp...
17-07-2017 21:46

Do memory supplements help boost memory (oh how I wish)

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has a new report out calling for better federal oversight of memory supplements. These are a growing market...
14-07-2017 21:47

The fight over non-milk ?milk?: the dairy industry plus FDA

All those non-milk “milks’ in the dairy section—soy, almond, cashew, hazelnut, pumpkin seed, flax, hemp, coconut—make the dair...
12-07-2017 21:46

How the GMO industry gets journalists to buy its messages

Monsanto’s corporate behavior has been so counterproductive that it has damaged the reputation of the entire food biotechnology industry (I docu...
11-07-2017 21:44

Rotating crops in Iowa?a better way to farm

I am a big fan of Wendell Berry, the inspiring Kentucky professor and farmer, long a leading and inspiring proponent of agrarian values.  He displays ...
10-07-2017 21:45

Weekend reading: A People?s Food Policy

From the UK comes one of the best documents I’ve ever seen about food system policy: It has information about why we need a coherent, comprehens...
07-07-2017 21:46

Thinking about: potatoes!

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has a new study with a startling conclusion: “frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be as...
05-07-2017 21:43

Wishing you a safe and sane July 4

From the USDA’s partnership with the Ad Council…...
03-07-2017 21:45

Amazon?s purchase of Whole Foods: a roundup

I?ve been asked to comment on Amazon?s proposal to buy Whole Foods.  So much has been written about it that it?s hard to add anything new. My immediat...
30-06-2017 21:51

Weed resistance to glyphosate on GMO crops: EPA needs to do

The EPA is not doing enough to prevent weed resistance to the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) says a new report from the EPA?s Inspector General’...
28-06-2017 21:46

Chocolate: candy or health food"

I was interviewed by Cindy Kuzma, a reporter for VICE, about research on chocolate.  Her story is here.  Her questions were great (I wish all reporter...
27-06-2017 21:46

A win for GMO trolls: this blog no longer accepts comments

With regret, I asked my site managers at Cre8d to block all future comments to this site. The GMO trolls—people who post deliberately hostile co...
26-06-2017 21:48

Healthy Food America?s Policy and Research Briefs: Diet Drin

Healthy Food America is a relatively new organization.  Based in Seattle, it Acts on science to drive change in policy and industry practice so that a...
23-06-2017 21:49

GMO propaganda film: Food Evolution

I have asked repeatedly to have my short interview clip removed from this film.  The director refuses.  He believes his film is fair and balanced.  I ...
21-06-2017 21:46

The administration?s war on food: summary by the Environment

Scott Faber, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Environmental Working Group summarizes Trump?s Full-Scale War on Food.  Since taking office,...
20-06-2017 21:45

Corn: The crop that ate America

Bloomberg News has an interactive infographic on U.S. corn production.  Corn now accounts for 68 percent of US grain-and-oilseed production. The USDA ...
19-06-2017 21:48

Weekend viewing: Civil Eats? Infographic on Meat

I love Civil Eats’ Infographic explaining the global meat situation.  Here’s how it begins.  Click on the link to see the rest of it.   De...
16-06-2017 21:47

Sugar policy again: this time Mexico

I can’t believe that I am writing about sugar policy again.  The Trump Administration has just gotten a preliminary agreement with Mexico about ...
14-06-2017 21:44

Pink Slime again: The lawsuit

Remember “pink slime” the pejorative name for what BPI (Beef Products International) much prefers to call “lean, finely textured bee...
13-06-2017 21:45

Food Navigator?s special edition on ?clean? labels

This is one of Food Navigator’s collection of articles, videos, and podcasts on single topics, in this case “clean” labels, clearly ...
12-06-2017 21:43

Weekend reading: budgetary effects on the farm bill and rura

When the Administration’s released its “America First” budget, Senator Debbie Stabenow (Dem-MI) issued two Infographics The first is...
09-06-2017 21:47

What?s up with trade in agriculture"

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says this about our new “trade breakthrough” with China: This is tremendous news for the American beef industr...
08-06-2017 21:42

Bill Marler?s advice to distrusted food companies

I am a great admirer of food-safety lawyer Bill Marler, who represents victims of food poisonings.  In a recent blog post, he offered advice to food c...
07-06-2017 21:47

New attempt to get the FDA to fix its industry-friendly GRAS

Several food safety advocacy groups are suing the FDA to take responsibility for ensuring the safety of food additives. Doesn’t the FDA already ...
06-06-2017 21:45

Food-Navigator USA: Special edition on digestive health

Here is another one of Food-Navigator USA’s collections of articles on specific topics from the food industry’s perspective.  This one is ...
05-06-2017 21:47

A weekend project: SNAP stories

Moms Rising wants your help in collecting stories about SNAP from individuals and families who have been helped by SNAP and might be affected by cuts ...
02-06-2017 21:46

Tenth anniversary: Why I keep doing foodpolitics.com

This is foodpolitics.com’s tenth anniversary week.  Welcome to post #3189. Today, some reflections, in the form of a self-interview: What do you...
01-06-2017 21:48

This blog?s 10th anniversary week: how it started

I’m celebrating this blog’s 10th anniversary this week.  I started it on May 29, 2007. I thought this would be a good time to look back on...
31-05-2017 21:44

FoodPolitics.com?s Tenth Anniversary week: a reprise

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of this blog.I officially launched it on May 29, 2007 with a post about the food movement. Here is a reprise of...
30-05-2017 21:45

Today is this blog?s tenth anniversary!

I can hardly believe that I have been writing this blog for ten yers, but this is indeed the tenth anniversary of its official beginning.  I will be w...
29-05-2017 21:52

Weekend reading: Food & Society

Amy E. Guptill, Denise A. Copelton and Betsy Lucal.  Food & Society: Principles and Paradoxes, 2nd ed.  Polity, 2016.   I did a blurb for this one...
26-05-2017 21:44
 



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