Sure, the Mediterranean diet — full of fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts — is healthy. But in the 16 Mediterranean countries that made it famous, people have abandoned it in favor of processed food that’s full of fat, salt, and sugar.
A paper in the new edition of the journal Science suggests that the destruction of top predators by humans has led to changes in the landscape and even wildfires.
Kraft, Coca-Cola, and Kellogg are among the big food corporations that have adopted new voluntary nutritional guidelines for foods advertised to kids.
The real reason Big Macs are cheaper than whole foods? Agribusinesses that fund lawmakers who subsidize commodities like corn and soy, which are key to unhealthy foods.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 15, 2011