Archive for the ‘Food Politics’ Category

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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Death By Food Pyramid

Thursday, June 6, 2013 17:35 1 Comment

I will be getting an advance review copy of this book, and hope to plow through the book as soon as it gets into my anxious hands. Denise Minger provides an effective counter-punch to many of the pillars of conventional dietary wisdom and government nutrition policy have been a massive failure, and led to widespread [...]

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The Connection Between the Diet Aristocracy and Big Food / Big Pharma

Sunday, January 27, 2013 19:15 3 Comments

I’ve explored and written on food politics for years, using articles and direct links back to my sources to show evidence that the Big Agra-Big-Food-Big Pharma-Big Government complex is a pernicious corporatocracy with various satellites in place to conduct its dirty work of politicking, plundering, deceptive marketing, and purposefully miseducating the masses. I long ago declared [...]

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Fighting Obesity With Auto-Bulimia

Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:47 3 Comments

As if bulimia isn’t enough of a (very real) problem in society, we are now witnessing the insanity that results from the absolute lack individual self-education and accountability, as taught by the government schools: an automated bulimia inducer. This CBS story headline is not an Onion story, I assure you – “New stomach pump would send food from stomach straight to [...]

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The Government (and Dr. Robert Lustig) in Your Kitchen

Saturday, January 12, 2013 21:27 3 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig’s new book is out: “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.” Here is a January 11, 2013 interview with the author on NPR that is well worth the half hour of listening. Dr. Lustig’s 90-minute talk on YouTube, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” is also an excellent informational video, which is [...]

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