Improving health through better nutrition? Fuggedaboudit says the GOP.

Putting the fat back into America’s food policy is a loud and clear priority for the new majority in Congress this year.  First Lady Michelle Obama launched the “Let’s Move” initiative in February 9, 2010.  A widely acclaimed first step to taking on childhood obesity, the First lady hasn’t been shy about wielding her considerable […]

Raw Nerves Over Raw Milk

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The big guys in the dairy industry, The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), have their long knives out for rural dairy farmers who sell raw milk locally. We needn’t be surprised. We’re seeing the convergence of two social trends: a growing concern among people […]

Food Safety Overhaul Finally Cooking

By Matt L. Barron   Sickly spinach. Salmonella-tainted peanut butter. E. coli-burgers. It is enough to make Upton Sinclair reach for a sickbag. Sinclair, whose 1906 muckraking book The Jungle, exposed the gross and unsanitary conditions of Chicago’s meat packing plants and helped pass the Pure Food & Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act, might […]