A Tired Game of Telephone: Scientists, Reporters, Pundits and Politics

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
A Tired Game of Telephone: Scientists, Reporters, Pundits and Politics

This was originally published in Scientific American Food Matters on March 20, 2014 In going after CDC study, Reuters report misrepresents WIC experts, their research. The Press Release That Started it All In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on obesity prevalence that concluded: […]

“Dear Consumers” was Scientific American’s #1 blog of 2013!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
“Dear Consumers” was Scientific American’s #1 blog of 2013!

I knew my post “Dear Consumers, Please Don’t start Eating Healthfully, Sincerely, the Food Industry” got a lot of attention last spring, but I was thrilled to have it be recognized as the #1 post of 2013! Pretty exciting. Thanks to everyone who read it, and passed it along. I’m glad it touched some nerves!

Dear American Consumers: Please Don’t Start Eating Healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue. Sure, there’s always been talk of health in America. We often encourage it. The thing is, we only want you to think about and talk about […]

The Decline and Fall of Food: how our greatest fuel source became our greatest health threat

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Listen: The things we eat, how we eat, and the reasons we eat have fundamentally changed. For most of the history of life, food was scarce. It was our most valuable resource, the one thing that gave us the energy we needed to survive. Now our survival is less of an issue, and fossil fuels […]