Paid Sugar Industry Research Updates

Upates on the latest news for paid studies and research into sugar by it's own industry association.

This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

It’s actually a super attainable goal. This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

JAMA Internal Medicine – Improving Health and Health Care

Formerly Archives of Internal Medicine. Explore the latest in medicine including high-value care, levothyroxine timing, gabapentin for alcohol withdrawal, and more.

Weekly Tips - The Sugar Research Fallout Continues

This week some updates on sugargate as the coverage and fallout continues to spread over the paid research that had everyone fooled.

Can Oreo cookies be sustainable?

We are seeing intense pressure on food companies to adopt more sustainable supply-chain and production practices.  But can an ultra-processed food ever be sustainably produced?  Or, is a sustainable

Weekend reading: Canned

Anna Zeide.  Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry.  University of California Press, 2018. This book uses the history of canned foods—beginning with conden

This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

{pixabay|100|campaign}When you are ready to move from good to great, you turn to the solar plexus chakra. This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

PepsiCo’s $4 billion investment in Mexico

I was interested to see what BakeryandSnacks.com had to say about PepsiCo’s investment in Mexico. This company, which makes ultra-processed drinks and snacks, plans to invest $4 billion in Mexico ov

The tragic destruction of the Economic Research Service, continued

I care about what’s happening to the ERS because I depend on the research it produces and have relied on its authoritative studies for decades.  I trust ERS researchers to be honest, independent, a

Don’t Let Schools Propagandize Your Kids

The following is a letter I wrote to my child’s school upon finding out some of the ideas they were trying to force upon her and her classmates as it relates to vaccines: With the school year nearin

Industry-funded study of the week: this time, Pistachios

Pistachio consumption modulates DNA oxidation and genes related to telomere maintenance: a crossover randomized clinical trial. Silvia Canudas, Pablo Hernández-Alonso, Serena Galié, Jananee Muralidh

Bayer defends glyphosate

This is the second full-page ad like this I’ve seen in the New York Times.  This one is from June 4. As far as I’ve been able to tell, ads like these cost on the order of $85,000 or so. Bayer, y

My latest publication: food and nutrition policy primer

This is an invited comment on a series of papers on food policy in the American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 109, No. 7 (July): 985-986. Primer on US Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health: Ma

Stories - BBC News

BBC Stories - digital storytelling on stories that shape you - video documentaries and in-depth features on culture, society, topical issues

Industry-funded study of the week: dairy foods, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Knowing that this review was sponsored by the dairy industry, can you predict its conclusions? Association between dairy intake and the risk of contracting type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases:

Looking back on a milestone year in the movement to curb sugar

Wow. What a groundbreaking year for the movement to bring sugar back to healthy levels!  At the start of 2016, Berkeley CA was the only community in the United States with a tax on sugary drinks. We

Weekend viewing: The Biggest Little Farm

I rarely review food movies, but this is an especially good one, beautifully filmed, inspiring, yet raw enough to ring true: The Biggest Little Farm. I saw this in Ithaca’s Cinemopolis last week al

Food industry: efforts to fight hunger?

I keep saying that food companies are not social service or public health agencies and should not be viewed as such.  They are businesses, and everything they do must aim to promote sales and returns

My Saving Grace In Combating Pollen Allergies

The news shared this photo of the pollen over Durham, North Carolina (not far from where I live) and yikes… just looking at it makes my lungs hurt… They are calling this green cloud a “pollenpo

Scam alert…You could be eating SPAM meat

Think back to the last time you were grocery shopping for meat. What labels did you look for? Are those 100% natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and nitrate-free meats really the best choice or a

Recharge your body and mind with the Truvani Recovery Bundle

When I wrote my first book, I took no time to recover or recharge. I ran myself ragged – traveling to events, doing interviews, meeting new people. It was all “part of the job,” and it was for

They just banned this chemical in Europe, but it’s still used on American food.

Have you ever traveled to Europe and noticed how different their food is compared to America?  I’ve had friends tell me… “I can eat bread only when I’m in France” “I lost 10 pounds eatin

Food Labels Are LYING To You. Spot These Lies On The Package!

Imagine the following scenario… You’re grocery shopping and trying to find a safe cooking oil. You’ve been cleaning up your diet and want something healthy to saute all those veggies you’ve b

The Ultimate Guide On How To Avoid Roundup Weed Killer In Your Food

The other day I got an email from another concerned mom, “What are we supposed to eat when all of our food is contaminated with Roundup??!!!” She had just heard the news… Earlier this week, a f

We did it. Feeding You Lies is an INSTANT bestseller

I’ve got great news. My new book Feeding You Lies is an INSTANT bestseller despite the opposition. This is the book people were scared to touch… The publisher of my first book passed on publish

Food in America compared to the U.K. (Why is it so different?)

Want to know what really opened up my eyes to how food companies exploit us? I spent years investigating the differences between European and American food products, and what I found disgusted me. A

WATCH & LISTEN: How the food industry is lying to us (and what to do about it!)

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! My daughter turned 2, and then we flew across the country to California to promote my new book Feeding You Lies, had a huge launch party here in Charlotte, w

BREAKING: Roundup found in beer & wine samples (See the brands)

We all know that alcoholic drinks are not a health food – and alcohol itself is linked to cancer. But, these new findings are just further evidence that this hazardous weed killer is ending up in a

Healthy Food America strongly opposes delay of the updated Nutrition Facts label

The FDA recently proposed delaying the updated Nutrition Facts label from July 2018 to January 2020 for large companies the deadline to use the new labels from July 2018 to January 2020 for large com

AMA Adopts Policies to Reduce Consumption of Sugary Drinks

If America’s largest and most powerful physician association has its way, unhealthy sugary drinks will cost more and will no longer be served or sold in the nation’s hospitals or medical faciliti

Seattle Becomes the Eighth U.S. Locale to Pass a Sugary Drink Tax

The Seattle City Council approved a 1.75 cent-per-ounce sugary drink tax on Monday June 5th, becoming the eighth locale in the U.S. to adopt such a measure. The tax, which was proposed by Mayor Ed Mu

Early Evidence Says That Sugary Drink Taxes Are Working

Healthy Food America today released Are Sugary Drink Taxes Working? Early Evidence Says Yes, a research brief analyzing studies of sugary drink taxes designed to reduce consumption. Read the brief h

Webinar: Implementing Sugary Drink Taxes: Outreach, Collection, and Fighting Industry Litigation

If your municipality is implementing a sugary drink tax or considering a tax policy, this webinar offers advice about what to prepare for after that win. Panelists from Berkeley and Philadelphia’s t

Opportunities Ahead And Lessons Learned from Santa Fe

Disappointed but undaunted. It would be easy to languish in the loss of a hard-fought effort to pass a sugary drink tax in Santa Fe. But this loss will become a distant memory as more and more cities

Santa Fe Sugary Drink Tax Loss Ends a Streak of Seven Soda Tax Wins

Santa Fe voters have rejected a 2 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks that would have raised nearly $8 million for expanded pre-K. The tax was proposed and spearheaded by Santa Fe’s Mayor Javier Go

Illinois sugary drink tax would save millions of lives and dollars, Harvard model projects

A tax on sugary drinks in Illinois would reduce consumption of health-harming beverages enough to reduce incidence of diabetes, prevent about 116,000 of cases of obesity and avert millions in health

New profiles share key lessons from Bay Area soda tax campaigns

In November, three more Bay Area cities joined Berkeley in adopting sugary drink taxes of one cent per ounce. How did they do it? Three new profiles tell a little of the story in facts, figures and

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