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Influence Peddlers and What We Eat

The Washington Post, reporting all things politico, had a story today about our new Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, formerly Iowa governor. Apparently, he's trying to reassure worried food policy activists, Michael Pollan among them, who think it's going to be agribusiness as usual. Certainly in these times, with accusations of sleeping regulators who allow (even effectively condone) fraud and influence peddlers running amok (isn't that their job?), it's a real worry.The fundamental problem here, ...

A Look At Our Plate — Don’t Look and You’ll See Better

As Marion Nestle, food educator, nutritionist and author, reminds us in her wonderful books, we live in an environment where businesses and marketers are focused on having us eat more of their high profit foods. Let's not forget, all along the food chain, food business, like other businesses, is motivated by the desire for profits... not our health and well-being.As if it weren't obvious by our almost universal uncertainty about what's right and what's wrong to eat (should we give up bread? ...