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Plant-Based Meat: The Cosmetic Color Problem

Plant-Based Meat: The Cosmetic Color Problem

Plant-based meats are touted as the technological solution to the health and environmental problems caused by excessive meat-eating. Venture capital is flooding to what seems like a hot new market. One objection to these products is that they are heavily processed and contain long lists of processing ingredients (my emphasis on the color ingredients). The […]

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    This Blog No Longer Accepts Comments, Thanks to GMO Trolls

    This Blog No Longer Accepts Comments, Thanks to GMO Trolls

    With regret, I asked my site managers at Cre8d to block all future comments to my site, Food Politics. The GMO trolls—people who post deliberately hostile comments—have defeated me. Would you believe 870 comments? These were filed in response to my post last week about the GMO propaganda film. Remove My Clip From GMO Propaganda […]

    Remove My Clip From GMO Propaganda Film

    Remove My Clip From GMO Propaganda Film

    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 do not. I am often interviewed (see media) and hardly ever quoted incorrectly or out of context. This film is one of those rare exceptions. In my 10-second clip, […]

    Why Was a Drug Used to Euthanize Animals Found in This Dog Food?

    Why Was a Drug Used to Euthanize Animals Found in This Dog Food?

    Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned pet owners not to feed specific lot numbers of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef or Against the Grain Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food because they might contain enough pentobarbital to sicken or kill their animals. The FDA began investigating Evanger’s Dog […]

    Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish?

    Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish?

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have just issued advice to pregnant women about eating fish. Fatty fish have long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health. Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Diet – EcoWatch https://t.co/3VYd0amodm @livestrong @nytimeswell — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) July 13, […]

    Berkeley Soda Tax Is Working

    Berkeley Soda Tax Is Working

    Jennifer Falbe and other investigators from Kristin Madson’s group at UC Berkeley have just produced an analysis of the effects of the Berkeley soda tax on consumption patterns. Berkeley’s soda tax passed in a landslide in November 2014.Berkeley vs. Big Soda They surveyed people in low-income communities before and after the tax went into effect. […]

    Should the First Amendment Protect the Marketing of Junk Foods to Kids?

    Should the First Amendment Protect the Marketing of Junk Foods to Kids?

    Food Politics By Marion Nestle For some time now, I’ve been arguing that legal scholars ought to be challenging the contention of food corporations that the First Amendment gives them the right to market foods any way they like, even to kids. I simply cannot believe that the founding fathers of the U.S. intended the […]