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BMI criticized again...by psychologists?

The International Journal of Obesity has just released a short article by Janet Tomiyama (UCLA) and Jeffrey Hunger (UC-Santa Barbara) et al–a team of psychologists. They analyzed NHANES data from 2005-2012 for about 75,000 individuals, and concluded that BMI status doesn’t correlate well with six concrete markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health–blood pressure, blood triglycerides and cholesterol, blood glucose, insulin resistance, and C-reactive protein. 1,426 more words



I bulk loaded tank trailers for Conagra Mills for nearly 9 years at one of their flour mills in Martins Creek, Pa.. After a merger with other milling companies the mill is now one of the of many mills under the Ardent Mills umbrella. 804 more words

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A lesson in how major food and beverage companies influence public perceptions about obesity

In 2009, a group of the world’s largest and most powerful food and beverage companies banded together to make a voluntary pledge of reducing calories in the US food supply. 857 more words

"The Dorito Effect": Fervor over Flavor

So, the party’s over, the halftime show’s over, Denver won, a variety of pop stars are brushing off media criticism over what they wore, and a nation is figuring out how to deal with the caloric aftermath of buffalo wings and a variety of dips and chips. 1,745 more words


Big Food owns pet food companies? | Food Politics

A twitter follower, @davelove1 asks:

@marionnestle what do you think about big food companies buying pet food brands?

His question referred to an article in the Washington Post titled the 

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Genetic Testing

February 7, 2016

This week we are considering a case from the back end of the food ethics continuum: the “devious defecator.” It concerns a legal finding against Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, an Atlanta-based grocery distributor. 727 more words


A roundup on pet food items | Food Politics

I haven’t said anything about pet food in a while, but plenty is happening with it since my pet food books came out—Pet Food Politics… 321 more words

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