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Bourdain, Ina Garten Win Big At James Beard Awards

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste

Click here to see the complete list of winners!

Better Food Labels: Have We Hit the Nail on the Head?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Improving food labels, as planned by the USFDA and much in the news over the past week or so, is a welcome thing. But I do think we have cause to wonder if all the fanfare and media hype are really warranted. When all is said and done, what improvements are in the works, and how much will they really matter?

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.

It's OK: Let Elmo Be a Carrot Pusher

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

The Produce Marketing Association's growers, suppliers and retailers will be allowed for two years to use iconic characters such as Elmo and Big Bird in messaging and on produce sold in stores -- all without paying any licensing fees.

Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Hobbes

Corporations won't make us healthier because capitalism makes it impossible for them to do so.

Diet, Dreams, and Nightmares

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the process of creating ONQI 2.0, we are obligated to look at how the algorithm handles every food, including all of the quirkiest foods. In doing so, I wind up learning all of the intimate details about foods I could not otherwise have cooked up in my nightmares.

Fixing Obesity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a culture, we are drowning in calories of mostly very dubious quality, and drowning in an excess of labor-saving technology. I have compared obesity to drowning before, but want to dive more deeply today into the implications for fixing what ails us.

4 Things Michael Moss, Michael Pollan Can Teach You About Food Shopping

Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Two of the biggest books in food this year happen to be written by men that share the same first name. And, the two books -- "Cooked" by Michael Polla...

What Is Processed Food Doing To You?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Anyone living and eating in the modern world, and paying even a little attention, knows that we are a very long way from eating food, not too much, mostly plants. Not only does our food come mostly in bags, boxes, bottles, jars and cans -- but mostly, it isn't really food.

Betcha Can't Eat Just One

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel J. Schultz

As I read Michael Moss's new book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, I saw myself in it. I was one of the kids these companies targeted and successfully sold their products to.

Protecting Home Turf in the Fight Against Processed Food

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

A war is brewing, reminiscent of the battle against Big Tobacco, but until policy and regulatory changes are in place there's a lot families can do to protect themselves.

Salt Sugar Fat: Exposing the Junk Food War

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books
Kerry Trueman

From Bagdad to bacteria? Launchables to Lunchables? That's one way to sum up the somewhat peculiar career path of Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the meticulously researched, scathing new exposé, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

Why Is the CEO of the Global Anti-Poverty Group CARE Joining the Board of Coca-Cola?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Nancy Huehnergarth

Dr. Gayle, the last thing the impoverished people you work with need, is a Coke. By accepting Coca-Cola's funding and serving on their Board of Directors, you are helping to healthwash Coke's brands and expand sales of sugary, non-nutritious drinks to the very people you want to help.

Food Industry Expert Reveals The Key To Winning The Junk Food Battle

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

First lady Michelle Obama is taking the right approach to encouraging kids and parents to choose healthier food, but she faces an uphill battle, accor...

My Conversation With Michael Moss: Bullies, Bodies, and the Body Politic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The food industry brings in serious muscle to bully us into eating too much of all the wrong things, while someone counts the cash. Any conversation about personal responsibility or public policy that fails to acknowledge this reality is either disingenuous, or uninformed.

The Most Sensual Diet

Rozanne Gold | Posted 04.30.2013 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

The health benefits of the lusty Mediterranean diet have been touted for years.

Let's Ask Marion: What's The Recommended Daily Allowance of Sugar?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry Trueman

Environmental advocate/writer Kerry Trueman checks in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book...

The One Junk Food Story You Must Read This Week

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.20.2013 | Taste

An expose on the techniques the food industry uses to get Americans addicted to food.

A Girl Scout Cookie Gets "Healthwashed:" Musings on Nutritionism and Our Kids

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Food
Bettina Elias Siegel

You can easily see how a less food-savvy parent might conclude that feeding a child Mango Cremes is actually a net positive -- the same as offering fruit, when of course a Mango Creme is, in the end, a highly processed, white flour cookie.

Has LFTB Really Been in Our Beef for "20 Years" and Without Incident?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Food
Bettina Elias Siegel

So the filler which is the subject of so much controversy has not been in our food supply for "20 years." But what about that claim by BPI and its supporters that the use of this filler has been without incident?

What's The Problem with Processed Foods?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kerry Trueman

McDonald's seems congenitally incapable of shifting from its default formula of highly processed sweeteners, fats, and, for good measure "11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen."

Domino's Pizza and the USDA: The Bailout You Didn't Hear About

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kerry Trueman

The free market had spoken, and its collective voice said "Yuck!" But instead of standing by and letting Domino's slide deeper into an apparently well-deserved decline, the government chose to intervene with an infusion of cash and a profusion of cheese.