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Tag: junk food

Does organic food taste healthier?

New research shows that people report that organic food tastes healthier than its conventional counterparts. When trying food – even junk food – with an organic label, participants guessed that the food was lower in fat and calories than food with a conventional label.

Anna Lappe TED Talk: Marketing Food to Children

It’s no secret: food manufacturers see kids as golden geese. Establish brand recognition during the preschool years, and you’ve got yourself a customer for life! Of course, you’ve also got a nation filled with children struggling with obesity, diabetes, and other lifelong health risks… but hey, that’s for their parents to worry about! Parent, author, and educator Anna Lappe calls food companies out — and calls all of us to action — in a TEDx talk published earlier this month.

Organic Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

I ran across an interesting video that talks about organic junk food that I thought makes some really good points. Around the holidays, we’re all trying our best not to fall into the holiday junk food trap, and I think this is an important time to remember that organic junk food is still junk food.

The Food Diet

  I’ve been meaning to write on something interesting I ran across on StumbleUpon for awhile. I haven’t been able to replicate the search results below all together as search [ … ]

USDA Encourages You to Eat Junk Food

I wrote back in June about the fact that the USDA doesn’t follow its own dietary advice.. when it comes to food subsidies. But a new report by the US Public Interest Research Group, “Apples to Twinkies,” puts more numbers to that. Here are some key ones: