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High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad Because….

I was watching tv the other day and saw this ad: It's the Corn Refiners Association latest attempt to defend their product high-fructose corn syrup. The ad shows a couple having a picnic in the park. A girl offers her boyfriend a bite of a popsicle. He says, "Don't you love me?" She says, "Of… Continue reading High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad Because….

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The Food-Healthcare Connection

Here's something to think about. In 1960 the average household spent 17.5 percent of their income on food, while 5.2 percent of their income went to healthcare. Fast forward nearly 50 years to 2008... Last year the average household spent 9.9 percent of their income on food and 16 percent of income on healthcare. Going… Continue reading The Food-Healthcare Connection

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He Cooks And Saves Children

I like this guy. Sam Kass is the assistant chef at the White House. In the morning he makes the Obamas breakfast omelets and in the afternoon he brainstorms with policy makers on ways to improve national school lunch programs and fight child obesity. Quite the interesting guy, at 29 he has no formal culinary… Continue reading He Cooks And Saves Children

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Food Politics

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Michael Pollan chimes in on the healthcare debate. Bringing attention to the elephant in the room, he says there's a disconnect between two very related industries: food and healthcare. When three-quarters of heathcare spending goes to "preventable chronic disease" linked to diet, according to the Center… Continue reading Food Politics

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TIME Magazine: Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food

Americans now spend less on food than ever before. According to the USDA, less than 10 percent of our income is spent at the grocery store. We've come to expect cheap meals. But, we're paying the difference in other places, like with health-care bills and damage to the environment. This week's cover story in Time Magazine… Continue reading TIME Magazine: Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food