June 30th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Imagine if tobacco companies said they were doing something responsible to protect you. How would you respond to that? That's one of the Coca-Cola obesity questions posed in a new You Tube Video: The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial
June 17th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
What's wrong with the state of farming and food in America? Vox posted a collection of maps, graphs, and charts that tell the story in an enjoyable way
June 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
'I just could never do it!' my friend said. 'Just, gosh, the constant vigilance -- I could never be vegan, it'd be way too hard for me!' Then she told me all about the new Weight Watcher's plan she's on now, since the gluten-free diet failed to perform as promised. Points, lists, calories, meetings, portion measurements -- all designed to counteract the chronic obesity spiking her risks for diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and early mortality resulting from standard American food habits. As I listened, I had the feeling I always have in conversations like this: seriously?! Veganism is just SO MUCH EASIER than all'a that!
June 7th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's food news will make you cringe and rejoice. New obesity research offers both hope and Western chagrin. Animal ag's dark footprint puts salmonella on the spice rack, as well as on sandwiches. According to the CDC, we've got a bit of a mad cow problem around here -- though obviously it's actually a human problem; more specifically, it's a wildly dysfunctional food-system problem that we could fix if we chose to do so. Don't miss the yum or ignore the yuck: read on, for the week's top news in food!
May 31st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Did you see those great new vegan cooking sites that just launched? Did you hear about the secret for getting kids to ask for seconds on their veggies? And oh my goodness, what about that 3-D printed food for nursing home patients?! In other news, a science group files a complaint against the USDA over antibiotic resistant salmonella, and Idaho's ag-gag foolishness faces well-deserved constitutional challenges. Read on, for all the week's tastiest food news -- in one convenient package!
May 24th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
DO NOT eat hummus or walnuts before reading about these ongoing food recalls -- also avoid the ground beef. I know, I know, I always say that -- but this time (in addition to many other good reasons!) it's an e. coli contamination thing. The week's food safety issues aren't just bothering 2-legged diners: if you have canine friends, beware the toxic jerky! So, yes, the week's news does feature some ickiness. But don't be scared -- there's also some nifty GMO news, plus research on Paleo diets, cheap food, and obesity. Holy guacamole, but there's much to report this week!
April 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it's also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don't always paint the complete picture. Let's take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff
March 5th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Why does there seem to be such a strong link between obesity and poverty? There are quite a few factors at play
March 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's food news is maddening, if you don't happen be a sociopath who loves animal cruelty; but on the bright side, if you adore ag-gag laws and think accountability, food safety, and the First Amendment are all for the (antibiotic-resistant-disease-ridden) birds, then you're in for a treat! Monsanto offers up some rather obnoxious distractions to this ag-gag foolishness -- unfortunately for human kidneys, Monarch butterflies, and pretty much that whole 'environment' thingie. But before diving in to all those noxious Big Ag news fumes, let's talk about progress: yes, some exists! For all the good, bad and ugly in the food world, get your news fix here!
February 22nd, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Idaho strides boldly towards hideousness, with its latest bill aimed at criminalizing animal-ag whistleblowers. Food stamp use rises among a population where it absolutely should not, and a new report indicts the 'substantial equivalence' assessment that boosted GMOs to grocery-shelf sovereignty. Meanwhile poison seeps into your food from its packaging, and grocery manufacturers try to dupe you with deceptive labeling -- okay, technically that last thing isn't (strictly speaking) 'news.' But the food news world has been hopping this week: don't miss the good stuff, read on!
January 18th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Did you catch the best food news stories this week? Researchers publish new studies on health and obesity, GMO wheat looms on [&hellip
January 16th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Lidl, a German global discount supermarket chain, has banned all types of candy and potato chips from checkouts in its UK stores