big food

The current (June 7, 2016) issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association devotes much of its rarefied real estate
But are these new spins on classic foods truly healthier? Well ...
Calories count. But of course, so does the quality of food. The fallacy propagated by a noisome minority is that there is
So, having stuck my landing, I return to such compulsories as: What is this column about? Glad you asked. When I say perception
Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.
Big Tobacco and Big Food are now separate industries, but the playbook is much the same. How the game ends is up to us.
Plain Greek yogurt Level of processing: Basic processed. Live yogurt cultures are added to strained and pasteurized cow's
See the Physicians Committee's map below for the nation's biggest offenders. Florida and Texas earn a dishonorable mention
Fans of squirting Heinz ketchup on Kraft macaroni and cheese may find that the two food giants have long gone well together
In nutrition, though, we have long allowed foxes to guard the hen house. The easy access of Kraft to an apparent endorsement by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is only the latest example, and by no means the worst.
Those on the receiving end of corporate largesse point out that industry contributions typically don't go directly to a specific
The SNA's sorry love affair with Big Food and Beverage, and their deep pockets, is one of the sadder spectacles we've seen recently. Even sadder is that it continues, full steam ahead, at the expense of our children's health.
Big Soda might have said: "We know you are getting fat and sick, and feel we are implicated; but frankly, we don't give a damn as long as you are foolish enough to keep buying what we sell." Actually, that would have been refreshingly honest.
Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.
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.
Obesity is among the most pressing public health concerns today -- and the situation has just taken a turn for the worse.
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.
By all means, see the film Fed Up, if you haven't. If you aren't yet fed up with the toxic quagmire that is the typical American diet, there's a good chance it will get you there.
What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.