Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

The US Dietary Guidelines are a set nutrition suggestions published every 5 years by the USDA. If you are wondering why the Department of Agriculture is responsible for nutrition advice, you’re not the only one. It’s a historical mistake that … Continue reading

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The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

Yesterday, the Senate approved the new $956,000,000,000 Farm Bill and it is on its way to President Obama for signature. Yes, close to ONE TRILLION dollars of spending over the next ten years. The Bill has been in the works … Continue reading

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GMO Labels – Coming Soon?

GMO Labels – Coming Soon?

We often get requests by Fooducate app users to provide GMO (genetically modified organism) information on products. We respond that our analysis is based on information presented on the products package. And product packages do not have this info to … Continue reading

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Call Off the War on Obesity

Call Off the War on Obesity

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS, RD. It originally appeared on his blog Small Bites “The war on obesity” has become a familiar battle cry. It serves as the basis for professional health conferences or an exploitative a “motivational” extreme-weight-loss … Continue reading

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Junk Food Industry Lobbies Use Scare Tactics to Keep Selling, um, Junk to Kids

Junk Food Industry Lobbies Use Scare Tactics to Keep Selling, um, Junk to Kids

We’ve talked about marketing to children in the past, especially how their young impressionable minds are manipulated by junk food and fast food commercials. 4 government agencies have created a set of VOLUNTARY guidelines for the industry, which they hope … Continue reading

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USDA Announces 2010 Dietary Guidelines. (Yes, we know its January 2011)

USDA Announces 2010 Dietary Guidelines. (Yes, we know its January 2011)

The USDA is announcing today, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. A bit overdue, once every 5 years the Department of Agriculture modifies its recommendations based on new scientific evidence (and heavy lobbying too). It would seem that the Department … Continue reading

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The Food Industry is NOT Behaving Like the Tobacco Industry. Right?

The Food Industry is NOT Behaving Like the Tobacco Industry. Right?

The Milbank Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health policy, provides an assessment of the social, legal, and ethical dimensions of health care policy in the US. Their March issue is dedicated to obesity, a disease that has … Continue reading

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