Archive for the ‘Industrial Food Machine’ Category

Oh, Butter Bad. Haven’t We Heard That Before?

Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:22 No Comments

Tom Philpott of Mother Jones has written a good article on the demonization of saturated fat, though it falls short of calling out James McWilliams for what he is: a hysterical and discreditable shill for the Industrial Food Machine. Here’s a quote from the Philpott article: “Simultaneously, as Bittman correctly noted, trans fats—cheap vegetable oils treated with [...]

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Another New Spin on Aspartame

Friday, August 23, 2013 7:42 5 Comments

Coca-Cola sugar bomb sales have been sagging. So the company is rolling out a series of print ads that are more like government public service announcements rather than the traditional marketing ad. But then again, Coca-Cola is Big Food and it is a key player in the Industrial Food Machine. These ads propagandize for the [...]

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Marketing Convenience to Millennials

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 21:50 No Comments

Out of the dark ages comes Hot Pockets, that wonderfully artificial chemical device laced with food. This Bloomberg headline really cracks me up when it mentions “mature” and “millennials” in the same sentence, and the article photo is a millennial posing with a oafish Hot Pocket cartoon character. Here’s a fun blog and poster that [...]

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Frankenfish and Other Stupid Industrial Food Tricks

Saturday, March 2, 2013 16:34 1 Comment

Genetically engineered salmon is one step closer to your unsuspecting plate. First came the farm-raised fish lacking the health benefits of wild-caught fish, and now food culture is taking one more step toward lunacy by creating genetically modified animals in the form of Frankenfish. The FDA will likely approve this untested experiment for human beings [...]

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Milk Machine Aims to Hook Kids on Chemical Sweeteners

Saturday, March 2, 2013 15:51 1 Comment

Because the market is swamped with sugar beverages disguised as “vitamin water” and “energy drinks,” milk is no longer the American household staple. Milk consumption has been declining rapidly, and while all sorts of reasons are trotted out, the reality is that people have become educated just enough that they are suspicious of grocery store [...]

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Exposing the Industrial Food Machine is Becoming Popular

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 15:48 No Comments

I’ve ordered this book that is being released today, and it promises to be a good one: Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. Here’s a nice mini-intro to the book on the Organic Connections website. The book is all about chemicals laced with food, such as Pop-Tarts, and why they are [...]

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Al Korelin Show Interview

Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:41 4 Comments

Last night I did a short radio (taped) interview with Jeff Deist, Ron Paul’s Chief of Staff, for the Al Korelin Show. Jeff noted this has traditionally been a hard money show, but that he and Al are crossing over into other topics every now and then. The interview was on paleo-primal, the industrial food [...]

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Interview With Ilana Mercer on Industrial Food Machine (Part II)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 18:26 1 Comment

Part II of my interview with Ilana Mercer is up at “The Goods on Grain and the Big Government Alliance.” Part I of the interview is here.

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Mmmmmm, (Foam Plastic) McRib

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 20:06 4 Comments

For all the Mickey D. adherents, here’s a fun McRib primer – and from the pro-industrial food, mainstream media nonetheless. This is a “food” culture gone mad. A nation of convenience zombies. If you haven’t indulged in one yet, here’s what you’re missing: azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80 — those are just three of the [...]

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Candy Cigs Banned. Industrial Food Encouraged.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 16:38 1 Comment

Last week, a small shop in St. Paul received a visit from a banning bureaucrat after some nervous nellie saw the candy cigarettes being sold in the store and proceeded to contact the authorities. A city inspector showed up and ordered the items to be removed from the retail floor, and the shop owner was [...]

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