The Milk Cliff, And The Scary Thought Of Paying A Fair Price For Dairy
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The Milk Cliff, And The Scary Thought Of Paying A Fair Price For Dairy

U.S. citizens are outraged by the thought of paying 7 to 8 dollars for a gallon of milk, but who is to say that’s expensive? The USDA’s Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), is meant to “compensate dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specific level.” This is a fancy way … Continue reading

Dr. Shaq’s New Vodka Won’t Mix Well With Messages For Healthy Eating
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Dr. Shaq’s New Vodka Won’t Mix Well With Messages For Healthy Eating

This week, former NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal, made the announcement for the upcoming launch of his own brand of vodka, “Luv Shaq.” O’Neal partnered with Devotion Vodka, the same American brand that brought us the world’s first protein (casein)-infused vodka back in 2010. Celebrity alcohol enforcement goes back as far as Orson Welles in commercials for Paul Masson champagne … Continue reading

Coca-Cola Hands Out Exercise Advice, Campbells Switches to Pouches, and Wendy Comes to Life: The Art of Rebranding
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Coca-Cola Hands Out Exercise Advice, Campbells Switches to Pouches, and Wendy Comes to Life: The Art of Rebranding

This week, news surfaced of a global rise in life expectancy. New York City beat their own record – and the national average. Food advocates worldwide had their moment of glory. However, a rise in life expectancy is no guarantee that the next generation will live a healthier life, but possibly a longer, unhealthier one. Coca-Cola, Campbell’s and Wendy’s also … Continue reading

“Obesity Is A Bigger Problem than Hunger,” But Food Safety May Top Both
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“Obesity Is A Bigger Problem than Hunger,” But Food Safety May Top Both

“Obesity is a bigger problem than Hunger.” If you read this yesterday, you might think we need to tighten anti-obesity efforts. However, ranking 67 over-lapping risk factors is not simple, and it can lead to harmful assumptions. Read on. This week, The Lancet published 7 articles on The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, a 10-year follow-up to a … Continue reading

NYC Snacks on Mixed-Use Development, Leaves No Room for Food Policy
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NYC Snacks on Mixed-Use Development, Leaves No Room for Food Policy

NEW YORK CITY – City officials and developers made history Tuesday when they broke ground at the 26-acre development site for the Hudson Rail Yards project. Surprisingly, the much-anticipated plan doesn’t put forth any unique plans in accordance with FoodWorks,  the city’s recently released plan for a more sustainable food system. Naming it “Manhattan’s final frontier,” Mayor Michael … Continue reading