Paid Sugar Industry Research Updates

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

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This shaved brussels sprouts salad is the ultimate fall side dish! Studded with apples, dried cranberries, and pecans and drizzled with the most delicious dressing, you’ll want to make this tasty s

How To Perfect Your Brows: Growing & Grooming

From plucking to shaping, trimming, and filling — Eyebrows are such a huge part of the beauty world today. But for those of us that grew up before the era of brows being on fleek, there may be some

The Chub Rub Solution!

Here it is, nearly August, and I have yet to write a post about the all-important topic of chub rub […] The Chub Rub Solution! The post The Chub Rub Solution! appeared first on YourAcnePro.com.

Congress: USDA’s Farmers to Families food boxes were mismanaged

Remember those USDA food boxes I complained about so often last year? Now we have a congressional staff report providing the gory (an understatement) details.   Recall that the ostensible purpose of

Food supply chains: the hot issue of the day

This tweet makes me think it’s time to talk about supply chains. Supply chains are a big problem right now, particularly for anything that has to be transported. How come?  Pandemic-induced buying

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.

Weekend reading: labor issues in the food system

Saru Jayaraman has a new book out: She explains what this is about in an email: As described in this recent NY Times article, we have been documenting thousands of restaurants raising wages to a medi

Industry-funded study of the week: Would you believe Jackfruit?

Jackfruit?  No, I’m not kidding. For one thing, it’s JSTOR Daily’s Plant of the Month: “The newly hot alternative to meat has a long history.” Jackfruit is not new in South Asia and its su

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Big news: FDA finally issues guidance on sodium reduction

On October 13, the FDA finally got around to finalizing its guidance for the food industry for voluntary, short-term (2.5 year) sodium reduction targets for lots of processed, packaged and prepared f

Industry-funded study of the week: Cherries…Surprise! A null result!

This one is so unusual that it demands attention. The study: Thirty Days of Montmorency Tart Cherry Supplementation Has No Effect on Gut Microbiome Composition, Inflammation, or Glycemic Control in

Weekend reading: USDA’s action plans for climate change

Agriculture and climate change interact in two ways: (a) agriculture contributes to climate change, and  (b) climate change affects agriculture. In May, USDA published its plan to address (a): “Cl

The latest in weird waters

I haven’t said much about unusual bottled waters since 2018 when I wrote about bottled ocean water. 2018 was also when I went on The Daily Show to be interviewed by Desi Lydic as the straitperson f

Annals of international marketing: the future of Italian cuisine?

I am indebted to Bill Tonelli who took this photo on October 10 in Viterbo, Italy, about an hour outside of Rome. The shop, he reports, sells American snacks—candy, chips, soda—with no pretense o

The Sugar Association vs. Artificial Sweeteners

As I mentioned yesterday, the American Beverage Association represents the interests of soft drink companies that use sugars and artificial sweeteners in their products.  Its goal: to make you think

Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend

Pre-workout powders should be diluted in water, but some gym-goers are eating it neat. Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend The post Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping worko

Frontline Workers to Wear Panic Buttons Amidst Spike in Assaults Against Employees | New Law Makes It a Class D Misdemeanor

Between 300 to 400 frontline workers are set to wear panic buttons amidst the increase of assaults made against employees. Learn more. Frontline Workers to Wear Panic Buttons Amidst Spike in Assaults

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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