Alex Bogusky used to create highly successful ads for clients including food industry giants such as Coca-Cola. But now he's fighting the powerful soda brand campaigns that associate sugary beverages with happiness and health. Bogusky has teamed up with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ... More >>
According to the Associated Press, Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will post the calorie counts of the drinks. "They're seeing the writing on the wall and want to say that it's corporate responsibility," Mike Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Scienc ... More >>
Ella's Dad/FlickrPerhaps in part because we're usually too busy worrying about whether there's shit in our meat, most of us have never really paid attention to cellulose. But apparently, we should, because it's in a whole host of things we stuff down our gullets.
Since 1981, World Food Day has come around every October to increase awareness and understanding of hunger, and promote actions to alleviate it. But its scope is just so planetary, so mindful of countries that don't suffer from an overabundance of junk food, subsidized corn, and diabetic thir ... More >>
If Walmart is permitted to open stores in New York, local shoppers could be cutting their grocery bills by a third. A recent cost analysis with Key Food revealed that almost all items at Walmart are cheaper. [NY Post] Baron Ambrosia, the host of Bronx Flavor, recently hosted a dinner of smal ... More >>
CSPIOur home, our petri dish.Just as the Department of Health is now in the business of issuing restaurants report cards, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has gone and graded all 50 states on how well they detect outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.
Steve Cuozzo offers advice on how to survive dining out during the holidays: for one, do not drive into Manhattan. Hear that, Jersey? [NY Post] The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer group, is suing McDonald's for using toys to market Happy Meals to young children. [CNN] ... More >>
Nikolas Muray, FlickrPoliticians against crap for a change.Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will commit $4.5 billion to federal child nutrition programs, including school lunch, over the next decade, The Washington Post reports.
Having taken on everything from nutrition labeling to restaurant calorie postings, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is now stepping into the ring to do battle with perhaps its most fearsome opponent to date: children who harass their parents to buy them Happy Meals.
M&Ms is launching a new flavor with a nugget of pretzel inside the candy to cater to the growing consumer taste for mixing sweet and salty flavors. The campaign for pretzel M&Ms is relying strongly on digital and social media. [NY Times] Restaurants are struggling to wean customers off the d ... More >>
Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal] A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies rem ... More >>
The Double Down sandwich from KFC isn't the most gluttonous thing you can eat in New York City. Other over-the-top calorie fests include Ditch Plains' Ditch Dogs (a pair of hot dogs on potato buns topped with mac 'n' cheese) and Mile End's Smoked Meat Poutine. [NY Post] Americans want spicie ... More >>
One New York assemblyman's interpretation of the average New York restaurant kitchen. If you thought the Mayor's voluntary salt reduction initiative was lacking in dictatorial muscle, then Felix Ortiz may be your man. In the kind of sadly deranged move that could have made only by someone who ... More >>
The GreenBox is a new pizza box that allows you to rip off the top and separate it into four plates, while the bottom folds in half and becomes a container for leftovers. The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh, who came up with the idea in college. [NY Daily News] Certain "Smart Choices" ... More >>
Though spinach, berries, and tomatoes don't have a place on the This Is Why You're Fat honor roll, they are newly minted members of an even more dubious club: the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Top 10 Riskiest Foods list, which was published today. Though some of the foods, such ... More >>
Food studies is fast becoming a serious pursuit
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