Category Archives: food

The Politics of Food and Nutrition

More from In Defense of Food:I like what he says, in general, about the campaign to professionalize dietary advice, although it is disappointing and ironic that he blames corporations for essentially merely following the lead of the nutritionists. He needs to recognize that academia, government, and journalists who cover the health beat have more to […]

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Here we go again, organic vs conventional eggs

Another study shows that nutritionally, organic eggs are no different from battery farm eggs.  But is that true? Consider the following points: What Jones and her colleagues wanted to learn is whether a happy hen in fact produces a better product. To do that, they relied principally on something known as the Haugh unit — […]

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The Premise of a Tomato, part 5

I am just about done with this series of posts. I probably have two more in me. Then I’ll talk about Pollan’s other book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids: the Secrets Behind What You Eat, which I finished this week. This is essentially The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a prettier cover and some simplified language and […]

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The Premise of a Tomato, part 4

A tomato is a simple, basic food, but so far as I know, nobody has yet been able to discover and quantify exactly what makes the taste difference between the home-grown and the store bought version. I understand the why part- the tomato is better when you pick it from your garden because you pick […]

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The Premise of a Tomato, Part 3

Part 2 is here I’ve been blathering on about tomatoes, prompted by the dismaying experience of popping a home-grown cherry tomato, bursting with home-grown tomato Heavenly delectability, followed by a plastic bit of imitation food, otherwise known as a store bought grape tomato. As somebody else commented, the whole point of buying grape tomatoes at […]

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