Archive for the ‘Food Politics’ Category

Government’s “Nutritional Experiment” That Killed Its Willing Subjects

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7:55 1 Comment

Indeed, this is not a mock Onion piece, nor is it an illusion. The former mother of all conventional wisdom is striking out against conventional wisdom with its defense of fat and the way we used to eat. That is, until the McGovern Committee’s Report put Americans on a path to obesity and disease in [...]

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Butter, We Repent

Monday, July 7, 2014 16:51 No Comments

My parents, once upon a time, never knew anything but real butter. However, my generation grew up with the usual 70s propaganda: fat bad, industrial-chemical substitutes good. The twisted, power-mongering politics of food have long had a stranglehold on fat, especially in terms of demonizing saturated fat in favor of its plasticized, industrial substitutes. One of the most [...]

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Julia Child on McDonald’s French Fries

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 18:08 4 Comments

A blast from the past: a 1995 interview with Julia Child on the goodness of beef tallow and lard, which was condemned by government bureaucrats, politicized special interests, and other assorted purveyors of food politics in favor of trans fat and industrial oils, and how that forced change turned McDonald’s french fries from a treat [...]

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Pomegranates Gone Wild

Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:50 2 Comments

The Coca-Cola machine vs the self-professed lords of pomegranate – the Supreme Court is hearing arguments. POM Wonderful first sued Coca-Cola in 2008 under the Lanham Act, signed into law by Harry Truman, which “prohibits false and misleading statements” about products. POM’s case is essentially one of competition: Coca-Cola has produced a nasty, little product made [...]

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The Stuff We Eat in Our Meat

Sunday, December 29, 2013 11:50 1 Comment

Mother Jones ran a piece this month, “5 Surprising Things We Feed Cows.” Sawdust, chicken shit, candy, crab guts, ground limestone. Two things to note that are wrong with this piece. First, it’s not “we” – it’s the industrial system propped up by subsidies and government dictates favorable to unsustainable, unhealthy, industrial farming practices. The [...]

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The Industrial Big K: Women, Cereal, and Fat Talk

Friday, December 27, 2013 23:04 No Comments

Kellogg’s is playing to the dumbed-down, Oprahized female masses with its latest campaign, “Fight Fat Talk.” The website is all about “positive posts that are helping silence the negativity.” Seriously – here it is. Kellogg’s is using its signature chick cereal, Special K, to sell women on the notion that “fat talk” is a “barrier to weight management [...]

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The Government and “Balanced” Meals

Monday, November 18, 2013 22:38 9 Comments

The lunch-and-grains nazis are not only a nuisance in the US – it seems they have a foothold in Canada as well. A mom sent her child to Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care with an “unbalanced” meal consisting of meat, vegetables, fruit, and dairy, and that earned her a $10 fine and a stern [...]

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Trans Fats No Longer Deemed “Generally Recognized As Safe”

Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:43 No Comments

The news is this this headline: “FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats.” Still, as bad as these industrial-created hydrogenated oils are, I wonder when the media and the medical profession (and Dr. Oz, a heart surgeon) will stop describing foods as things as if they are ingested and travel to the arteries, like hair in [...]

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Free Market vs. Government Decree on the GMO Issue

Friday, October 11, 2013 21:22 No Comments

On November 7 in Atlanta, the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund will host a debate between famed farmer Joel Salatin and Dr. Joseph Mercola on the GMO labeling question. Anarcho Salatin takes the viewpoint that government should not mandate GMO labeling in spite of the fact that the entire GMO industry is built upon [...]

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Low-Fat Indoctrination: The Younger the Better

Friday, October 11, 2013 20:58 No Comments

Psychology Today has published another great article on how the government is targeting children as young as age 3 to believe in and embrace the fat-free, yolk-free, governmentized dogma on all things food: Author Pam Schoenfeld writes: The latest issue of my professional journal arrived in the mail last week, and as usual, I skimmed the [...]

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