Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser
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Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser

As former Assistant Chef at the White House, Sam Kass believes in good-tasting food that is also good for you. So upon discussing the current state of the American food system, he finds himself at odds. Just a few minutes in to a question and answer session at Harvard University, Kass blurted, “schools are serving sh*t” and “grocery stores are cr*p.” … Continue reading

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

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

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: President Obama As Our Nation’s “Comfort Food”
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting: President Obama As Our Nation’s “Comfort Food”

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States of America. Many voters, whether they liked it or not, expected this to happen. Call them indifferent, but what difference does it make if a President’s Democratic policies can’t pass through a House led by Republicans? (again.) The Average Jo-bama BagNewsNotes made … Continue reading