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Impact
I check in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book is Why Calories Count, with Malden Nesheim.
Business
Do celebrities with Beyoncé's massive influence on young kids have a moral obligation to consider the horrendous impact of excessive soda consumption in our culture when they mull over megabuck branding opportunities?
Food
If you eat any processed or packaged food, or anything from a typical restaurant or café, you can guarantee that Monsanto or Cargill played a role in those foods somewhere along the line.
Food
Even though we all know that we should be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, we're still living in a society desperately struggling with obesity, and very often, putting the wrong thing on our plate.
Food
Most people like meat and want to eat it, and do so the minute they get enough money to buy it. I think a more realistic question is this: Can factory farming be done better?
Food
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."
Food
I cornered NYU Professor of Nutrition Marion Nestle to ask why the issues of junk food and obesity have become so incredibly politicized.
Food
Veggies have a serious PR problem, but are stealth methods for getting kids to eat them a good solution?
Green
Wal-Mart can demand whatever it wants from its suppliers, and at the lowest possible cost. So this move costs Wal-Mart nothing. It gains plenty.
Food
Sugar need not be the devil in the food industry; there is a good reason our bodies crave it. But when we saturate ourselves with anything, physically or mentally, we become dependent on it.
Food
When I met with Jamie Oliver's staff in London last summer -- an information session, not a consult -- I thought the project sounded kind of arrogant but knowing nothing about reality television, I was curious to see how it would go.
Green
How did the USDA's school lunch standards ever get so nutritionally nutty? Would passage of the CNA support the wholesome, made-from-scratch meals that Jamie Oliver's trying to bring back to our cafeterias?
Green
We've heard from the right that the new health care law is a "baby killer." But aren't taxpayer dollars already killing our children? That's essentially the premise of ABC's Food Revolution, which debuts tonight.
Green
At Tuesday's White House launch of the Let's Move campaign, the First Lady declared her ambition to end childhood obesity within a generation.
Green
The "invisible hand" of the market can't seem to let go of the salt shaker. Do you think we will ultimately end up having to regulate salt?
Green
Pet food performs a huge public service. If pets didn't eat all that stuff, we would have to find a means of getting rid of it: landfills, burning, fertilizer, or converting it to fuel, all of which have serious environmental consequences.