Writer Melanie Warner spent a year and a half exploring the processed-food industry. Here are her unappetizing discoveries.
We can’t shop our way out of a broken food system, says Wenonah Hauter. The head of Food & Water Watch talks about her book "Foodopoly" and taking on the corporate system.
Vegan, paleo, raw, locavore -- who can say what's best? One writer says concerned eaters should put down their weapons and work to change the food system together.
With soy, almond, and other plant-based milks growing in popularity, the dairy industry is flexing its ad dollars and reminding America that "real milk comes from cows."
Tired of hearing that "complete protein" has to come from animals? A nutritionist takes on that argument and says plant-based phytonutrients might be more important anyway.
Remember last year’s Washington state-based “From Here” campaign, which added a “locavore” twist to McDonald’s highly processed offerings? Well, the fast food giant will take farmwashing to a national scale starting next month with a truly groan-worthy advertising campaign. Here is one of the upcoming ads: This is all part of the company’s desire to tell the “farm to fork” story behind its food. It certainly comes at an interesting time; just last month, McDonald’s dumped egg supplier Sparboe Farms amid reports of animal cruelty and unsanitary conditions. But, back to the fries — they are far from a “farm …
Photo: Casey V. PhotographyA few weeks ago, I learned of a relatively new blog about food industry deception, but with an interesting twist. The blog’s author is Bruce Bradley, who spent over 15 years as a food marketer at companies like General Mills, Pillsbury, and Nabisco. He has since, in his words, “become more educated about the risks and environmental impact of eating processed foods,” and is now a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enthusiast. Recently, I had the chance to ask Mr. Bradley about the industry, his blog, and the people behind today’s processed food companies. Q. On your website …
The seed giant is now selling a ready-to-eat broccoli product meant to "maintain your body's defenses against the damage of environmental pollutants and free radicals." Can you taste the irony?