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The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Endless Appetizers 'Will Destroy' TGI Fridays: Analyst

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

TGI Fridays is so hungry for new customers that it’s giving food away. The chain restaurant launched an all-you-can-eat deal on Monday, offering ...

The Fate of Front-of-Pack Labeling That Actually Works

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

News came in the past week that the front-of-pack nutrition guidance program offered by Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation, presented as a seal of approval in the form of a check mark, was being decommissioned. With all due respect to my friends at the Foundation, and the good intentions that brought the system into existence -- good riddance to it.

Things You Have To Explain To People Who've Never Worked In Kitchens

Thrillist | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Unless you've worked in a kitchen, it's hard to understand the chaotic dance of a dinner rush.

17 Misconceptions About Food Editors

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste

We DON'T refer to ourselves as "foodies."

What's Worse For Your Brain: Sugar Or Cocaine?

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Think cocaine is bad for your brain? Then you might want to change the way you think about sugar. Eating high-sugar foods lights up your brain on an M...

The Power of Our Food Choices

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Our eating habits profoundly affect our individual health and well-being; our social, economic, and political systems; and our environment. Our future success as a species may hinge on our food habits.

Plant Behind Massive Recall Bought Diseased Cows For Processing

CNN | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green

Earlier this year, a dusty little slaughterhouse in Northern California was ground zero for one of the biggest meat recalls in years. Rancho Feeding C...

An Argument Against Food Stamps

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney McKinney

I think we should stop food stamps completely. It's not that I don't think the government should be feeding people, it's that I wouldn't call the op...

Is Your Food Cooking The Planet?

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 04.23.2014 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

Should we install those solar panels, and ditch our cars for bicycles whenever we get the chance? Absolutely. But if we're serious about climate change, we need to start looking at what's on our plates.

Marketing Masquerading as Science

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The real danger here is that the food industry knows exactly how to sweet-talk health professionals -- and their respective organizations -- into joining their ranks in order to be "part of the solution."

Teens, Take Back Your Grocery Aisles

Kirsten Saenz Tobey | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Saenz Tobey

Every family deserves equal access to real food. Unfortunately, this remains a dream for many.

Why We Hate 'Big Food' (And What Big Food Can Do About It)

Charlie Arnot | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Charlie Arnot

There's growing conviction that "Big Food" is out of touch with the values of consumers and likely to put profit ahead of public interest.

The Gluten-free Evolution, With Insight From Dr. Lucy of Lucy's

Amanda Greene | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
Amanda Greene

Have you noticed the prevalence of gluten free (GF) foods lately? They're for sale at grocery stores, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants. I covere...

Box Tops Help Big Food's Bottom Line

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The educational environment should not serve as a blank canvas for food industry advertisers. While Box Tops for Education may appear to be a philanthropic effort, it is yet another example of industry's incessant and predatory -- and worse, school-sanctioned -- marketing to children.

GMO-Free, and Fewer Calories Too! Big Food Makes Some PR Moves

Kristin Wartman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Last week the food industry congratulated itself for cutting calories from its products, right after General Mills announced that Cheerios would henceforth be free of GMOs. But if you scratch just below the surface, you'll find little more than meaningless "changes" made for appearances' sake.

Cover Your Ass-ets

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve DiFillippo

Nobody is perfect, and always remember the interests at stake are yours. Keep your eyes open. Ask tough questions. Explore your options. Make changes when you have to. The responsibility for covering your ass-ets ultimately lies with you.

The Truth About Sexism In This Industry

Posted 11.14.2013 | Women

Judging from TIME magazine's Nov. 7 "Gods of Food" feature, you might think that female chefs simply aren't good at what they do. Of course, you'd ...

Overhauling the GRAS Process: What Are Realistic Goals?

Annette Maggi | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Annette Maggi

Whether the GRAS process needs to be overhauled is a major question, not a minor one, as it drives to the issue of how much regulation we want in our country and whether we trust companies to have consumer safety top-of-mind as they develop new products and ingredients.

4 'Healthwashing' Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Truly unprocessed food doesn't need to toot its own horn with meaningless call outs and claims, nor is it composed of a litany of ingredients, including artificial flavoring and neon-bright dyes. Above all, remember: The front of a product's packaging is pure marketing -- ingredient lists tell the true tale.

WATCH: The Horrible Truth About Where Our Food Comes From

www.upworthy.com | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

The food system that has come about exists only to feed us. Is this what you imagined it would look like? ...

Changing Labels Won't Increase Food Prices

Scott Faber | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Scott Faber

At a time when so many Americans have been struggling to feed their families, it made little sense to increase the price of basic staples.

Take Sodium Reduction Advice With a Grain of Salt

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.

Be Good -- and Protect Your Rep

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

Ultimately, any business is replaceable. Even yours, my friend. So do what I always try my best to do: Be good, and protect your rep!

Jack Meet the New Crack: How Food Addiction Is Killing My Generation

Brad Lamm | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Lamm

Food cravings can be a good thing. It's important for all of us to put the crack pipe down -- figuratively speaking -- and pick up some self-loving food instead.