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The Rise (And Fall?) of Big Soda

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Marion Nestle's new book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning), takes us on a fascinating, detailed and disturbing journey, tracing the rise of the world's soft drink behemoths, and the damage they have inflicted on the world's health and environment.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

Anna Almendrala

Why Kids Don't Need To Take Their Vitamins | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to vitamins and minerals, less is more. A new report published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) ...

Dan Barber Argues That Farm-to-Table "Is the Wrong Way to Think About the Future of Good Food"

Edible | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

Basically, it's time to change our entire eating and drinking paradigm.

And The Cookbook Of The Year Is ...

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an "association of professionals representing all aspects of the culinary world," is r...

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

Marion Nestle's Green Bean Moment

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I asked professor and author Marion Nestle how she got interested in the whole realm of food and nutrition and what kind of food she grew up eating, and she got this sentimental look on her face and said she was going to tell me about her "green bean moment."

3 Major Food System Problems--in Cartoons

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Excerpts from the new book Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor in the departm...

Edible Institute 2013 Liveblog: March 16-17 2013

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.15.2013 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Author's note: Please remember this is a liveblog. Forgiveness for typos and the like is appreciated. I'll get back in there and fix them as I can. ...

Beer Belly Is A Myth, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Will drinking too much beer give you a beer belly? A study says that the phenomenon is a myth. The Telegraph reports that nutritionist Dr. Kathryn ...

Tuna Scrape: Is This Supermarket Sushi Ingredient The New Pink Slime? | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living

No sooner did the furor over lean, finely textured beef (a.k.a. "pink slime") die down than we have another one over sushi tuna....

The New Scoop on Calories From Two Eating Experts

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

It is my pleasure to introduce you to new books recently published by two fascinating, well-respected eating experts -- Barbara Rolls and Marion Nestle.

The Briny Bait & Switch That Could Turn You Off Fish

Kerry Trueman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Figuring out which fish to eat these days is a "mo'brainer;" you need a pocket guide or a smartphone app just to help you remember which species are overharvested or contaminated. But now the truly savvy seafood shopper evidently needs a DNA test kit, too.

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

Behind Monsanto's Satisfied Farmer Ad Campaign

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We have two agricultural systems in this country, both claiming to be good for farmers and both claiming to be sustainable.

How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the current issue of the online Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (of which I am a charter member), Carlos Monteiro, a profe...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Marion Nestle

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics is in my kitchen today. Find out what her favorite frozen treat is, her favorite childhood snack, and how she stays connected.

Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

Shocking: Sugar Content of Common Food Products

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Obviously sugar content is not the only factor in a food's nutritional value (and not all of these have added sugar), but it can be illuminating to see the relative amounts in the foods we consume.

The MudRoom: Let's Ask Marion Nestle How To Feed Our Pets Right

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Join me and NYU nutrition professor/author Marion Nestle tonight at 8pm EST for a live 30-minute webcast. Marion is a fearless champion of food safety and healthy eating for everyone, whether you've got two legs or four!

The Yoga of Eating Animals

Derek Beres | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

If yoga teachers fail to recognize the damage being done around them then we are losing an essential community of voices who have to help reverse this agricultural monoculture.

Meet Happy Chickens

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

I had the pleasure of interviewing 12-year old Orren Fox of Newburyport, MA who happens to keep 25 backyard chickens.

The Truck Farm: The Coolest Urban Agriculture Project Around (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Struck with the urge to build a garden but with no land to grow it on, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis (co-creators of the film King Corn) of Wicked Delica...

Duped: A Nation of Eaters

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn O'Brien

As I read about baby formulas and jars of salsa laced with who-knows-what, I was left slack-jawed.