Posts Tagged ‘processed food’

Panera Wants FDA to Crack Down on Eggs

January 28, 2018 — Panera want you to know that they will sell you a better egg sandwich than anyone else. This is a natural extension of their smug advertising that tells us they sell “food as it should be.” So now, they’d like a little help from FDA. They want the agency to crack down on fast food […]

The Circular Logic of Healthy Foods

March 11, 2016 — The circular logic of healthy foods is something that surfaces in writing and research about obesity, nutrition, and health. A prime example can be found right now in hand-wringing about the place of “ultra-processed food” in American dietary habits. Eurídice Martínez Steele and colleagues analyzed self-reported dietary data from NHANES and found that: Ultra-processed foods comprised 57.9% of energy […]

Processed Foods, Death, and Taxes

March 30, 2015 — Along with death and taxes, processed foods seem to be an immovable fixture in American life. Two new studies of the American food supply presented today and yesterday at the American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions provide some new perspective.  Jennifer Poti and colleagues from UNC-Chapel Hill found that more than 75% of the calories […]

Junk Food: Trash or Treasure?

July 29, 2014 — Junk food brings life to the thought that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In fact, the origin of that idiomatic phrase — from Chamber’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Arts in 1879 —  relates it back to food: Truly, as one man’s meat is another man’s poison, so one man’s rubbish is another man’s […]