MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food
Nutrition / Take-Out

MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food

Public health experts gathered in the Grand Hall at New York University’s Global Center this past Thursday, June 19, for yet another “honest discussion about tough food issues.” The roundtable discussion was the third of its kind, in an ongoing series hosted by the Museum of Food and Drink, or MOFAD, a non-profit startup that is launching New York … Continue reading

Maintaining a Public Health Agenda During Political Change: Part 1 – New York City
Public Health

Maintaining a Public Health Agenda During Political Change: Part 1 – New York City

Like the changing seasons, our nation is undergoing bitter-sweet political change. Though difficult to believe, Michael Bloomberg is left with 3 months before leaving his 12 year appointment as New York City mayor. Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles celebrates 3 months since the election of their first Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, and 70 million uninsured … Continue reading

Let’s Review: Paula Deen, The AMA And… Open Access To Research Data
Public Health

Let’s Review: Paula Deen, The AMA And… Open Access To Research Data

In case you haven’t heard, Paula Deen’s empire is falling apart. After allegations of racial discrimination against fellow co-workers, the former Food Network star is being dropped by every network, company and major brand. The recent controversy is making even more headlines than Deen’s public announcement that she has type II diabetes; Deen’s diagnosis earned her … Continue reading

Hold the Applause: Shutting Down Hostess Brands Won’t Cure Obesity
Nutrition

Hold the Applause: Shutting Down Hostess Brands Won’t Cure Obesity

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Hostess Brand, the maker of Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, Fruit Pies, Donettes, and the all-American Twinkies, announced that it would begin closing down all operations. This would mean the closing of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, 5,500 delivery routes, 570 U.S. bakery outlet stores, … Continue reading