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Articles by Andy Bellatti

Andy Bellatti, MS, RD is a Las Vegas-based nutritionist with a plant-based, whole foods focus. He often writes about food politics, deceptive Big Food marketing, and issues of sustainability, animal welfare, and social justice in our food system.

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  • McDonald’s rings in 2012 with farmwashing

    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 […]

  • Confessions of a former Big Food executive

    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 […]

  • Busting Monsanto's 'better' broccoli

    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?