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Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself

First came An Inconvenient Truth. Then Fast Food Nation. Then Blackfish. Each showed the power of critically acclaimed, successful documentaries to alter perceptions about controversial issues ranging from global warming to mistreatment of animals in captivity and the behaviour of food industry giants. Now comes Fed Up, a film that…

Americans still consuming far too much salt: study

The amount of salt in foods that are processed or sold at fast food restaurants is still high despite calls by medical experts for people to cut sodium for better health, a US study said Monday. Americans on average eat more than twice the recommended daily allowance of salt, and…

Fast-food worker wage protests spread to Detroit and St. Louis

Similar demonstrations aimed at raising fast-food workers’ wages took place earlier in the year in Chicago and New York A series of industrial protests hitting America’s gigantic fast food industry has spread to cities in the Midwest as workers from several national chain restaurants have gone out on strike for…

Pigs, uneaten and free to fly, go soaring past the USDA offices

Still playing catch-up, but I wanted to draw attention to this link that I only saw because of Ta-Nehisi: the USDA actually told people to eat less for health in their latest round of recommendations. So, health care reform has definitely influenced policy outside of just medicine, as expected. Or…

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