The Atlantic http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1110/all en FAO: Food Price Index Reaches Its Highest Recorded Level http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/fao_food_price_index_reaches_its_highest_recorded_level <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/fao_food_price_index_reaches_its_highest_recorded_level" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/special_food_prices.jpg" alt="FAO: Food Price Index Reaches Its Highest Recorded Level Blog Post" title="FAO: Food Price Index Reaches Its Highest Recorded Level Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/fao_food_price_index_reaches_its_highest_recorded_level#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:43:32 +0000 Erin McCormick 16821 at http://www.eatingwell.com Report: We Don't Need More Vitamin D and Calcium http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/report_we_dont_need_more_vitamin_d_and_calcium <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/report_we_dont_need_more_vitamin_d_and_calcium" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/vitamind_blog.jpg" alt="Report: We Don&amp;#039;t Need More Vitamin D and Calcium Blog Post" title="Report: We Don&amp;#039;t Need More Vitamin D and Calcium Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>In a report likely to send shock waves through the dietary supplement industry, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released new <a href="http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Dietary-Reference-Intakes-for-Calcium-and-Vitamin-D.aspx" target="_blank">Dietary Reference Intakes</a> for vitamin D and calcium.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/report_we_dont_need_more_vitamin_d_and_calcium#comments Food News Blog Diet Health Marion Nestle Nutrition The Atlantic Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:10:51 +0000 Erin McCormick 16686 at http://www.eatingwell.com Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Passes House 264-157, Awaits Obama's Signature http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/john_hendel/2010_12_13/child_nutrition_reauthorization_act_passes_house_264_157_awaits_obamas_ <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/john_hendel/2010_12_13/child_nutrition_reauthorization_act_passes_house_264_157_awaits_obamas_" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/blog_bento310.jpg" alt="Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Passes House 264-157, Awaits Obama&amp;#039;s Signature Blog Post" title="Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Passes House 264-157, Awaits Obama&amp;#039;s Signature Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The House of Representatives has passed the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, the Associated Press <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_CHILD_NUTRITION?SITE=NJMOR&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT" target="_blank">reports</a>, by a margin of 264-157. The Senate passed a version in August, and the final version should be arriving on President Barack Obama's desk to be signed into law before long.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/john_hendel/2010_12_13/child_nutrition_reauthorization_act_passes_house_264_157_awaits_obamas_#comments Food & health news John Hendel Healthy kids Nutrition The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:47:32 +0000 Erin McCormick 16684 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Latest on Genetically Modified Foods: Beets and Apples http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_latest_on_genetically_modified_foods_beets_and_apples <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_latest_on_genetically_modified_foods_beets_and_apples" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/fields.jpg" alt="The Latest on Genetically Modified Foods: Beets and Apples Blog Post" title="The Latest on Genetically Modified Foods: Beets and Apples Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I haven't seen much comment on what's happening with Center for Food Safety v. Vilsack (<a href="http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/SBII-ORDER-granting-preliminary-inj.pdf" target="_blank">PDF</a>), a suit to prevent planting of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets because USDA allowed them to be grown without filing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).</p> <p>This is kind of after-the-fact because Monsanto's GM sugar beets have been planted widely for the last five years and now make up 95 percent of the sugar beet crop in the U.S.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_latest_on_genetically_modified_foods_beets_and_apples#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:38:24 +0000 Erin McCormick 16683 at http://www.eatingwell.com How Journalists Got the Cheese Lobbying Story Wrong http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_journalists_got_the_cheese_lobbying_story_wrong <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_journalists_got_the_cheese_lobbying_story_wrong" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/McWilliams_Checkoff_11-16_post copy.jpg" alt="How Journalists Got the Cheese Lobbying Story Wrong Blog Post" title="How Journalists Got the Cheese Lobbying Story Wrong Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>On November 7, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/07fat.html" target="_blank">front-page story by Michael Moss</a> exposing what appears to be yet another sinister example of bureaucratic hypocrisy in the tainted world of food regulation. The USDA, according to Moss, has assumed the contradictory role of warning Americans against a high-fat diet while, at the same time, promoting the consumption of heart-clogging cheese products. Worse, as Moss implies, American taxpayers are the ones funding this corporate-friendly doublespeak.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_journalists_got_the_cheese_lobbying_story_wrong#comments Food News Blog James McWilliams Food & health news Nutrition The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:17:53 +0000 Erin McCormick 16651 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heritage Turkeys: Worth the Cost? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/heritage_turkeys_worth_the_cost <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/heritage_turkeys_worth_the_cost" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Bo_post copy.jpg" alt="Heritage Turkeys: Worth the Cost? Blog Post" title="Heritage Turkeys: Worth the Cost? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>American shoppers expect to pay more for foods raised without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and antibiotics. But when it comes to the Thanksgiving turkey the price differential understandably raises some eyebrows, with many supermarkets offering frozen commodity turkeys for around $1.50 a pound while a heritage bird costs around $7 a pound. Many consumers, especially if they haven't tasted a heritage turkey, wonder whether that splurge is really worth it.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/heritage_turkeys_worth_the_cost#comments Food News Blog Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman Food & health news Good choices The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:07:55 +0000 Erin McCormick 16650 at http://www.eatingwell.com An Insider's Account of Walmart's Local Foods Program http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/an_insiders_account_of_walmarts_local_foods_program <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/an_insiders_account_of_walmarts_local_foods_program" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Walmart copy.jpg" alt="An Insider&amp;#039;s Account of Walmart&amp;#039;s Local Foods Program Blog Post" title="An Insider&amp;#039;s Account of Walmart&amp;#039;s Local Foods Program Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>In October, Walmart unveiled its commitment to <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/10/walmart-goes-public-with-sustainable-produce/64576/" target="_blank">sustainable agriculture</a>, including a goal to double the amount of locally grown produce we sell in the United States. But what does that mean and how will we do it? To better understand where Walmart is heading, let's take a look at what we're already doing with jalapeño peppers.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/an_insiders_account_of_walmarts_local_foods_program#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Good choices Ronald G. McCormick The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:03:12 +0000 Erin McCormick 16649 at http://www.eatingwell.com Our Toddlers Are Eating Junk, Too http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/our_toddlers_are_eating_junk_too <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/our_toddlers_are_eating_junk_too" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/toddler copy.jpg" alt="Our Toddlers Are Eating Junk, Too Blog Post" title="Our Toddlers Are Eating Junk, Too Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Nestlé, the world's largest food company (no relation) has conducted periodic studies of infant feeding practices since 2002, no doubt to encourage sales of its Gerber products. The surveys—<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS66241+18-Oct-2009+PRN20091018" target="_blank">FITS (Feeding Infants and Nutrition) Studies</a>—invariably show that Gerber baby foods would be better for babies than what they currently are fed.</p> <p>The latest FITS results, says the Nestlé press release, "are startling."</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/our_toddlers_are_eating_junk_too#comments Food News Blog Diet Food & health news Health Healthy kids Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:18:40 +0000 Erin McCormick 16630 at http://www.eatingwell.com New York City Says No to Using Food Stamps for Sodas http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/new_york_city_says_no_to_using_food_stamps_for_sodas <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/new_york_city_says_no_to_using_food_stamps_for_sodas" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Screen shot 2010-11-18 at 1.59.50 PM.png" alt="New York City Says No to Using Food Stamps for Sodas Blog Post" title="New York City Says No to Using Food Stamps for Sodas Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>New York City is serious about trying to reduce rates of obesity and the expensive and debilitating conditions for which obesity raises risks. Its latest move? It is asking the USDA for a food stamp waiver for two years during which recipients would not be allowed to use their benefit cards to buy sodas.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/new_york_city_says_no_to_using_food_stamps_for_sodas#comments Food News Blog Diet Food & health news Health Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:02:36 +0000 Erin McCormick 16629 at http://www.eatingwell.com America's Diet: 3 New Reports http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/americas_diet_3_new_reports <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/americas_diet_3_new_reports" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nestle.jpg" alt="America&amp;#039;s Diet: 3 New Reports Blog Post" title="America&amp;#039;s Diet: 3 New Reports Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>The Institute of Medicine (IOM)</strong> has just published <a href="http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Child-and-Adult-Care-Food-Program-Aligning-Dietary-Guidance-for-All.aspx" target="_blank">a review and assessment</a> of the nutritional needs of the populations served by the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), with recommendations for revising the program's meal requirements. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/americas_diet_3_new_reports#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:39:35 +0000 Erin McCormick 16628 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are Children Prey for Fast-Food Companies? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/are_children_prey_for_fast_food_companies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/are_children_prey_for_fast_food_companies" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/happymeal.jpg" alt="Are Children Prey for Fast-Food Companies? Blog Post" title="Are Children Prey for Fast-Food Companies? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Food companies have been in a headlong rush to prevent government from enacting policies that would affect sales of items such as sugar-sweetened beverages and fast food. One of their tactics is for the companies to issue pledges to protect children, saying in so many words, "You can trust us to police ourselves so government can back down."</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/are_children_prey_for_fast_food_companies#comments Food News Blog Kelly Brownell The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:04:32 +0000 Erin McCormick 16606 at http://www.eatingwell.com How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_ultra_processed_foods_are_killing_us <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_ultra_processed_foods_are_killing_us" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Nestle_Superprocessed.jpg" alt="How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us Blog Post" title="How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>In the current issue of the online Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (of which I am a charter member), Carlos Monteiro, a professor at the University of São Paulo writes, "<a href="http://www.wphna.org/wn_commentary_ultraprocessing_nov2010.asp" target="_blank">The big issue is ultra-processing</a>." Because his commentary is so lengthy, I am taking the liberty of extracting pieces from it, not always in the order presented.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_ultra_processed_foods_are_killing_us#comments Food News Blog Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 11 Nov 2010 17:51:53 +0000 Erin McCormick 16605 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Problems with Patenting Genetically Modified Foods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_problems_with_patenting_genetically_modified_foods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_problems_with_patenting_genetically_modified_foods" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Nestle_field with tag.jpg" alt="The Problems with Patenting Genetically Modified Foods Blog Post" title="The Problems with Patenting Genetically Modified Foods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>In a friend of the court brief (<a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/business/genepatents-USamicusbrief.pdf" target="_blank">PDF</a>), the Justice Department said human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_problems_with_patenting_genetically_modified_foods#comments Food News Blog Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:48:39 +0000 Erin McCormick 16601 at http://www.eatingwell.com Q & A with Marion Nestle: The USDA's Plot to Feed Us Cheese http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/q_and_a_with_marion_nestle_the_usdas_plot_to_feed_us_cheese <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/q_and_a_with_marion_nestle_the_usdas_plot_to_feed_us_cheese" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Nestle_cheese with tag.jpg" alt="Q &amp;amp; A with Marion Nestle: The USDA&amp;#039;s Plot to Feed Us Cheese Blog Post" title="Q &amp;amp; A with Marion Nestle: The USDA&amp;#039;s Plot to Feed Us Cheese Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating Liberally's kat (a.k.a. Kerry Trueman) <a href="http://livingliberally.org/eating/blog/Lets-Ask-Marion-Nestle-Could-USDA-Get-Any-Cheesier-reconcile-its-two-mandates" target="_blank">asks one of her inimitable &quot;Ask Marion&quot; questions</a>, this one about Michael Moss's blockbuster story in today's New York Times about dairy lobbying: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/q_and_a_with_marion_nestle_the_usdas_plot_to_feed_us_cheese#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Marion Nestle The Atlantic Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:54:27 +0000 Penelope Wall 16598 at http://www.eatingwell.com