I’m not a constant reader of my RSS feed, which sometimes brings stories that were published by separate people at disparate times into my view as one tidy package. Like these:
The headline reads, “Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first,” but what do we learn from it?
I do not have permission to post the following, and if the author, Paul McDonald — a lawyer, no less — wants me to take it down, I will. But I'm entirely in agreement with his views, and want to extend their reach by whatever small measure I can provide. This article was published on politico.com (maybe they'll object, too?), and I saw it via Michele Simon, a public-interest advocate I admire.
Opinion: Big Food bears some responsibility
So here was the headline from foodnavigator-USA: General Mills CEO: Cereal slowdown is industry's fault, and I thought, "At last, power speaks to truth!"
From Marion Nestle, a list of 10 dietary guidelines promulgated in Brazil and now open for public comments.
I’ve visited this neighborhood before, but upon invitation from AB Sugar, I’m returning.
An article at FoodNavigator.com carries AB’s contention that it’s unfair to single out sugar as a leading culprit in the obesity crisis.
The hits keep coming on “10 Words or Less,” the feature in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and request brief answers in return. Today’s participant is one of the foremost living experts on addiction. He is a Distinguished Alumni Professor and the Donald Dizney chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Florida College of Medicine. Before we proceed, here’s the usual “10 Words” disclaimer: "Ten words" is an ethic, not a limit, so please, no counting.
I’m generally down with the message of self acceptance at the core of actress Jennifer Lawrence’s presentation to Yahoo employees, reported in this HuffPo post.
But to play off her phrasing, this is just dumb:
“You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."
As if these are the only options?
People who drive faster are maniacs. People who drive slower are slowpokes. And I, of course, drive just right.
That thought group is why I hesitate to (over)praise the deep and whole wisdom of Andy Bellatti's guest post for Fooducate — the reason I like it so much is that he says things I say.
This is another entry in my “assumptions” series, in which my intention is to explain one of my underlying assumptions definitively, so the next time I feel the need to veer away from a post’s point at hand to provide full background, I can just link to the full thought and let others veer, if they choose to.
Assumption: Your perception of sweetness is very skewed.
Several points about refined sugar: