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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

IFIC?s annual food-and-health survey: always intersting

The industry-funded International Food Information Council has just announced the release of it 12th annual Food and Health Survey.  This asks people ...
25-05-2017 21:49

What does the administration?s FY2018 budget mean for food p

In two words: nothing good. For starters, it begins with an Orwellian title: A New Foundation for American Greatness–President’s Budget FY...
24-05-2017 21:47

What ag schools really need to teach: a report

The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities has just released a report titled “Challenge of Change” about how the USDA can do a bett...
23-05-2017 21:46

WHO resources for ending the double burden of malnutrition (

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published a series of papers on “double-duty” actions needed to end world malnutrition.  By t...
22-05-2017 21:48

Weekend reading: Food First

Tanya M. Kerssen and Teresa K. Miller.  Food First: Selected Writings from 40 Years of Movement Building.  Food First Books, 2015. I just got sent my ...
20-05-2017 21:46

U.S. agriculture at a glance: USDA?s charts

USDA’s charts make it easy to understand basic aspects of farming in the United States.  This one covers about 175 years of American history.   ...
18-05-2017 21:43

Politico interviews Western Growers? CEO about immigration r

Politico Morning Agriculture’s Jason Huffman interviewed Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers a couple of days ago.  Nassif represents thi...
17-05-2017 21:48

Let?s help protect and strengthen our favorite USDA agencies

I’m indebted to Jerry Hagstrom’s Hagstrom Report for letting me know about USDA’s new reorganization plan. We get to file comments o...
16-05-2017 21:47

What fruits and vegetables do Americans eat" More char

I love USDA’s charts of food and agriculture statistics because they tell most of the story at a glance. These are based on USDA’s compila...
15-05-2017 21:48

Weekend reading: Power of a Plant

Stephen Ritz with Suzie Boss.  The Power of a Plant: A Teacher?s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools.  Rodale, 2017.   I did a blurb for this mo...
12-05-2017 21:47

USDA?s fascinating food-and-agriculture charts

USDA researchers produce lots of data and sometimes summarize it all in handy charts. Here are three examples:  Who makes money from food"  Food ...
11-05-2017 21:50

Will we ever stop misusing animal antibiotics"

Politico ProAg reports that the International Poultry Council will soon issue a statement advising the poultry industry to: Stop using antibiotics cri...
10-05-2017 21:48

Good news for sustainable farmers"

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, my go-to source for keeping up with farm policy, says there is good news in the administration’s...
09-05-2017 21:47

The cost of poor food safety practices: $36 million in two y

Food Safety News, my go-to source for information about current and past episodes of foodborne illness, reports the price of insufficient corporate di...
08-05-2017 21:52

Weekend reading: What?s the Matter with Meat"

Katy Keiffer. What?s the Matter with Meat"  Reaktion Books, 2017.   Katy has a terrific show on Heritage Radio that I’ve been on several ti...
05-05-2017 21:51

Widespread public support for SNAP changes

Voice of the People has the results of a survey finding that most respondents support: Increased benefits for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...
04-05-2017 22:09

Do sweet drinks have anything to do with dementia" 

Two studies suggest—but most definitely do not prove—that they might. A press release from Boston University says that daily consumption o...
03-05-2017 21:49

Breastfeeding policies are a barrier to trade" The U.S

Trade rules are not easy to understand because they are so remote from most people’s lives.  But Public Citizen is keeping an eye out on what...
02-05-2017 21:46

Government?s food regressions: FDA and USDA

It’s pretty depressing to watch what’s happening to the gains in food and nutrition policy so hard won in the last few years. Nothing but ...
01-05-2017 21:52

Weekend cooking: Spiralize This!

Martha Rose Shulman.  Spiralize This!  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. I did a blurb for this book but only just got my copy.  I don’t usually ...
28-04-2017 21:47

The food politics of pot: a roundup

The increasing legalization of medical and recreational marijuana has many implications for food politics.  I?ve been collecting these items for the p...
27-04-2017 21:45

Does the USDA promote and support scientific integrity"

I was interested to read a discussion by PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) of a report from USDA’s Inspector General on a...
27-04-2017 21:45

What?s the fuss about GIPSA rules"

The USDA has just agreed to delay its controversial GIPSA rules which were supposed to go into effect this week but are now delayed until October. GIP...
25-04-2017 21:50

USDA asks Maine for more information?lot more?about its SNAP

In recent years, the USDA has received requests from several cities and states to allow pilot projects to remove sodas from items that can be purchase...
24-04-2017 21:49
 



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