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General Mills Declares War On Our Kids' Health

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

The ad on television for General Mills' cereals was seemingly benign. Just more marketing of sugary cereals to kids under the guise they are healthy and have whole grains in them.

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

The Food Bail-Out

Marcie Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcie Ferris

It's time to demand real food for our children -- what food activist Michael Pollan defines as "food our great-grandmothers would recognize." And if it's not real, government should step in.

20 New Anticancer Rules

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Pollan's recent little gem of a book Food Rules inspired me to compile my own "rules" about what I'd like every person to know about how they can help avoid cancer.

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

An Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Riva Greenberg

Many people are thankful that you shined a light on diabetes. However, while I'm sure your intentions were to help us, the show also added to some of the myths already floating around out there and left many people confused.

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.

Another Assault on the SOLE Food Movement

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Causing no end of difficulties in our national discourse is the steadfast belief held by both the right and the left that everything is either right o...

Health Care Begins With a Grocery Cart

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Safe food is a social justice issue that our taxpayer dollars could be used to support. Perhaps it's time to invite the USDA into the health care debate.

Edible Cinema Makes Good: Food, Inc. Earns an Oscar Nod

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Food, Inc. is an amazing film that caught fire upon release and is still burning bright, having caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey.

Got Ethics? Dirty Dairy Exposed

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

You don't have to give up dairy, but you can start buying dairy from local farms that treat their animals humanely.

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

Michael Pollan On Oprah: Let's Vote With Our Forks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wednesday, Oprah hosted Michael Pollan author and food expert to talk about his latest book, Food Rules, and the Documentary Food, Inc. which takes a ...

Digesting the Week

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

The white silk scarf I received from the Dalai Lama is a symbol. Our actions determine whether or not it stays white -- our actions in our lives and in the universe of food.

Michael Pollan Wants You to Eat Food

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jerusha Klemperer

Some people want to be told what to eat. Ever get asked about "the Slow Food diet?" I do. Countless times I've explained that there is no slow food diet, that it's not meant to be a dogmatic philosophy.

Best Books Of The Decade: The Boston Globe Weighs In

Boston Globe | Nicole Lamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter did not make my list. There. I said it. I read every last one of the wizard's adventures, I swear, but now the whole experience is kind o...

Orthorexia, Bacon Worship And The Power Of Food Culture

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

We've shunned fats, sugars, starches and everything in between, and embraced each new diet trend with open arms and wallets. And perhaps not surprisingly, it appears some people are now taking it too far.

My Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I have 15 things we can all do right now to fix the very broken system in this country and to fight back against those who have brought us to where we are. C'mon people -- we can do this!

Meatless Monday: Listening To Your Broccoli

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In an old comedy routine, Mel Brooks plays a therapist who advises his patient, "Listen to your broccoli, and your broccoli will tell you how to eat i...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Avoid Genetically Modified Foods?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm on a kick to boycott all GMOs [genetically modified organisms] because I don't want to support environmentally toxic agricultural policies. But ho...

The Obama Administration and Food, Year One

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

A year after Obama's election, advocates hoping for deep improvements in our food system can point to only a few successes, while other policies that could lead to food insecurity are brewing in back rooms.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Michael Pollan's Collection Of Food Rules

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this year, Michael Pollan posted a request for reader's rules about eating on Well, Tara Parker Pope's health blog. Within days, more than 2,5...

The Perfect Food World and Its Missing Ingredient

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elissa Altman

Tthe problem is at the very end of the supply chain, and it's something that no one ever really talks about. The problem is in the kitchen.

Michael Pollan On The Daily Show (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jon Stewart started out with a simple question Monday night for Michael Pollan, journalism professor and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and the new...