Book Review: The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Book Review: The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson

Few public health issues in American history have riled people quite like fluoride. Its story is replete with famous figures in American history, dramatic tales from the Manhattan Project, corporate cover-ups, redacted research, shattered careers of those that spoke against it's use and the tragedy at Donora in 1948. The tide that binds all these accounts together is a fascinating book called, “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson. His work paints a picture with enough intrigue to be nominated for an Oscar but remains deftly aware of itself long enough to stay away from hyperbole – most of the time at least.

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Fructose in Disease – Great Video

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Nutrition Wonderland Launches Mobile Site for iPhone, Pre and Droid

Friday, February 12, 2010

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Nutrition Wonderland Launches Mobile Site for iPhone, Pre and Droid

Nutrition Wonderland fans - great news for those of you on the go and want to read our information. We have recently launched a completely new mobile site, optimized for touch-enabled devices like the iPhone, Palm Pre, Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One.

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Who Owns Organic? Nutrition Wonderland’s List Updated for 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

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Who Owns Organic?  Nutrition Wonderland’s List Updated for 2010

If you ever wondered about who owns your favorite organic brands, look no further. Our comprehensive list covers most of the brands you will find in the grocery store as you shop - and our list is up to date. (Thanks goes to Nicholas_T over at Flickr for that killer preview photo)

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Genetically Modified Foods – Jeffrey Smith

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Deja Vu? FTC Sizes Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity

Friday, December 18, 2009

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Deja Vu?  FTC Sizes Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity

The breath of the obesity epidemic being witnessed in the United States is troubling. Theories have been entertained to determine what is causing the obesity problem in children. Sedentary activities like video games and television regularly are brought out to the whipping post as the cardinal reason for the rapid rise but another view, that of food marketing to youth, has received increasing attention. That attention culminated in a summit put together by the FTC called Sizing Up. We attended - check out what happened.

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Seafood Watch Super Green List

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Seafood Watch Super Green List

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has released a new 'super green' list of the best seafood choices you can make as a consumer. We have the list annotated here for you.

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Food System 2.0: Can New Approaches Make Local Food Happen?

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Food System 2.0: Can New Approaches Make Local Food Happen?

What is the price of food? $3.99 for a gallon of milk? $0.99 for an energy bar? Complex market and policy forces make those prices. Its a process that starts far from the point of sale. Centralizing our food into fast food chains and supermarkets causes the farms that feed the system to scale up into mega-sized operations. The idyllic, diverse farms of American lore were long ago converted into monocrop fields of staple grains, hog farms with hundreds of thousands of head and distribution centers bigger than football fields. But how do you make food scale back to something more reasonable, a new system in which communities connect with the food being grown there? Is it even possible, nay desirable? We saw a couple examples of new approaches to these questions in the San Francisco area during our Tour of America recently. One deals with technology while the other with community. Both are necessary components in what should become Food System 2.0. (Thanks to Flickr User Fazen for the cool shot).

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Nutrition Wonderland Travels to the Intermountain West

Monday, October 5, 2009

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Nutrition Wonderland Travels to the Intermountain West

Nutrition Wonderland marches eastward towards Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado after an incredibly interesting time in California learning about development + agriculture in Oxnard, food safety in Monterey, sustainable farming in Watsonville, and a few other stories we are still putting together.

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Can Biodiversity and Agriculture Coexist? How Super Metrics Made Wildlife Enemy #1 on the Farm (Day 4)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Can Biodiversity and Agriculture Coexist?  How Super Metrics Made Wildlife Enemy #1 on the Farm (Day 4)

Think back to a time before agriculture existed. Hawks pounced on squirrels, coyotes chased field mice and bison roamed the Great Plains. Then came Homo sapien. As super hunters, we first decimated the populations of any large animals we found in Africa. It's from that background we begin to examine a tough question – can biodiversity exist in a world of monocrop staples like corn and rice, amphibian crushing pesticides, and food safety protocols that explicitly make farmers keep sterile fields free of small animals? The answers are varied from those we have spoken to on the Nutrition Wonderland Tour of America.

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