One More Bit of Food News…

Complaints haven’t been all about MyPlate (see above). The EWG has also been taken to task by some after their release of the latest edition of their list of produce with the most pesticide residue, the “Dirty Dozen.” The basic gripe is that they’re unduly scaring people, which may make them avoid eating enough vegetables […]

“Buy Fresh, Buy Local” in the San Joaquin Valley

By now, you’ve seen the USDA’s new and maybe/maybe not improved nutrition graphic, MyPlate, right? Wait. That’s the baseball edition (via Food Politics). This, of course, is MyPlate: Yes, there have been valid criticisms made about the graphic – here, here and here, for example – but taking the broad view, the clearer emphasis on […]

The Good Role of “Bad” Cholesterol, & Other News of Note

“Bad” Cholesterol Not as Bad as People Think, Study Shows (ScienceDaily) The so-called “bad cholesterol” – low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise. Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department […]

Sites We Like: Fruits & Veggies – More Matters

As we’ve said before, we get a lot of media releases. Most of them go right into the trash, usually because they’re inappropriate to this blog’s focus, uninformative or seem to have little purpose beyond trying to get a mention for some product. (We aim to keep this a commercial-free space.) But every once in […]