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Archive for the ‘ Big Agra ’ Category

4 Sep

Health News: Sun, Salt, Stents, and …Buckwheat

Here’s what we’re talking about this morning, gang. We want your two cents’ worth on: Sun Though you only need a few minutes’ exposure, here’s yet another compelling reason to get a little sunshine daily if you are able to take advantage of it. Vitamin D appears to help prevent both breast and colon cancer, […]

31 Aug

A Food Revolution Manifesto

I am excited to introduce you to one of Mark’s Daily Apple’s favorite authors. His name is Sandor Katz (you can call him Sandorkraut), and he is a self-proclaimed fermentation fetishist, herbalist and food activist. In just two books he has inspired us to try our hand at creating our very own savory seed sauerkraut, […]

22 Aug

Spin the Bottle (How Coke Is Remarketing Itself)

Diet Coke used to work hard to prove that it was more than just water and chemicals – consumers wanted to feel that they were getting something for their hard-earned dollars. To that end, marketing played up the great taste and refreshing benefits of Diet Coke. Fast forward a couple of years, when water – […]

22 Aug

Move Over, McGriddle

For once, I’m speechless. Further Reading: More Cowbell! Jabba the Hut Returns? Lobbyists, Fried Subscribe to Mark’s Daily Apple feeds

13 Aug

8 ‘Health’ Foods That Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup!

Busted! High fructose corn syrup is incredibly cheap, partly because the U.S. government artificially fixes sugar prices and partly because corn is heavily subsidized (not so much “free market” anymore as “free lunch”). Clearly, your federal government loves you and hopes you get obesity and diabetes really soon so you can take advantage of all […]

6 Aug

News Happens: from Vegansexuals to McDonald’s

Worker Bees’ Buzz: “Forget Secret Sauce: It’s the Wrapper“ Children favor food with recognizable branding, proving that they are highly susceptible to junk slingers restaurant chains like McDonald’s. Common “Safe” Chemical We’re All Exposed to Is Not So Safe! Plastic. Remember plastic? The chemicals in plastic do not cause harm…in theory. In reality, the frequent […]

20 Jul

Can You Guess How Many Schools Have Vending Machines?

See the rest of the alarming facts about childhood obesity in America. Technorati Tags: children, obesity, vending machines, soda, school

19 Jul

In Which the Food Nerds Hijack the Blog

Would ya look at this place? Sisson leaves town for five seconds and it all goes to food. Aaron’s going to be posting your weekly dose of Smart Fuel later today. No word from His Omnipotence the Fuji yet, but if you’re really good, you might get lucky. For now, I’d like to share a […]

16 Jul

Ridiculous Health Claims: Mark’s Daily Apple Goes to the Grocery Store

A PICTORIAL, IN WHICH YOUR BEES CONSIDER THE VARIOUS OFFERINGS OF THE MIDDLE AISLES Was it a mischievous mood, or simply the carbs? Over the weekend your Bees decided to explore (cue drums) the middle aisles of the grocery store. Here’s what we found: We know that candy bars aren’t healthy (duh). How about a […]

2 Jul

This Is Your World, Baby

The texture solution is not: sell food that naturally has pleasing texture by virtue of its characteristics. The texture solution is: Thoughts for food? I got a few thoughts, all right… What We Need Is More Cowbell What I Eat in a Day Technorati Tags: food processing, Cargill

2 Jul

If You Have to Brag About Your ‘All White Meat Chicken’…

When did bare minimum standards of decency become selling points? If you (you being a corporation richer than most countries) feel compelled to brag about your chicken nuggets being “all white meat”, I don’t envy your marketers. They’ve got quite the task set before them. Then again…do they? We seem to have lowered our standards. […]

28 Jun

Now You Can Drink Your Grains

What we really need more of is drinkable grains. As if most beverages weren’t already liquid grains, the food producers of America are uniting once again to help you in your quest for diabetes (or at least a respectable gut). Since everyone knows that grains are super healthy, you can expect the trend of grain-based […]

27 Jun

The Definitive Guide to Insulin, Blood Sugar & Type 2 Diabetes (and you’ll understand it)

BITE ME, ADA We all know by now that type 2 diabetes is an epidemic. We’re seeing words like crisis and runaway all over the news and in the journals. Heart disease rates have been cut in half since the staggering margarine days of the 1980s, but diabetes has swiftly risen to fill that gaping […]

21 Jun

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Kellogg’s!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, El Fritter has decided to have a serious problem with Kellogg’s. But, Fuming Fuji, you’ve been very vocal of late about your feud with David MacKay, Kellogg’s CEO. This seems like a thinly […]

20 Jun

When Was the Last Time Anybody Starved?

Sara here. I was just cruising through my morning RSS blog batch and one post in particular made me think about food (never a bad thing). A useful blog covering all manner of personal improvement topics, Ririan Project, had a very handy list of tips for revving up your energy, with the inclusion of “energy […]

19 Jun

1500 Pounds

That’s how much corn we eat per capita per year.

18 Jun

Organic Is the New Natural

Organic is a loaded term that has different meanings for different people. I think most of us assume it means food and food products produced without the use of chemicals, inhumane living conditions when animals are involved, or environmental damage. But as we blogged in a post called Semantic Salmon, defining the label “organic” could […]

18 Jun

…But We’ll Still Sell Them

Kellogg’s plans to modify its unhealthy products aimed at children, such as Pop Tarts and some of their breakfast cereals. In Kellogg’s own estimation, at least half their products are missing important nutritional marks. To address the childhood obesity epidemic, Kellogg’s will be reformulating these unhealthy processed foods…except where consumers do not like the taste […]

14 Jun

We Make Food That Tastes Like Other Food!

NOT-SO-SMART FUEL Remember when Mark blogged about the wilting of his Salad Love Affair thanks to the miraculous arrival of Flat Earth “healthy” chips? I happened upon this humorous review of one of the Flat Earth products: specifically, their peach and mango chips. The review is short and hilarious, so be sure you check out […]

14 Jun

Grubs, Part 2

Last week I outlined my basic philosophy of nutrition, informed by my evolutionary biology knowledge. Or, as I call it, Primal Health. The lifestyle is simple: peer into the past at how our robust ancestors lived and take some notes from the DNA handbook (well, I’ll do that part). Before the advent of agriculture, before […]

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