Denmark’s situation is a bit more akin to a city taxing “fat” than anything else. Cophenhagen is connected to Malmo, Sweden by a bridge and the country shares a border with Germany. So it’s hard to enforce. That said, taxing fatty *ingredients* is different — and maybe Europe (and the US) would do better to look at those kinds of taxes. They act more like value added taxes — which hit producers directly. You’ll get companies changing formulations since they are unlikely to start smuggling in contraband ingredients across the border.
Study Results Linking Diet Soda To Cancer Fall Into The 'Gray Zone' Of Science : Shots - Health News : NPR
“Despite the study’s limitations, Willett and several other researchers not involved with the study say the findings were significant enough to warrant further research.”
Must read piece on the fights over GMO science and how industry is able to work the refs….
This is how the industry rolls. Replace a bad chemical with one that hasn’t been studied. This stuff was sold for four years before researchers could figure out what it did. Is this anyway to run toxic chemical safety regulation?
Blumberg says that fructose itself is an obesogen. “Crystalline fructose doesn’t exist in nature, we’re making that,” he says. “Fructose is not a food. People think fructose comes from fruit but it doesn’t. The fructose that we eat is synthesized. Yes, it’s derived from food. But cyanide is derived from food, too. Would you call it a food?
First the bacon shake. Now pork donuts from Dunkin’. In China, anyway.
EPA pushed this through quietly last Friday. My guess is no gas stations outside of the Corn Belt will sell this stuff.
Recently, I was asked to talk about food hub distribution models as part of a video about Common Market, a food hub serving the Philadelphia area. This opportunity gave me the chance to discuss the challenges we face in connecting farmers in rural areas with consumers in urban communities, and how food hub models can help us redefine the way food gets to our tables.
A food hub model like the one being used in Philadelphia can work to everyone’s advantage, using the community as a whole to make the system viable. By leveraging the buying power of schools, hospitals, elderly care centers and corner markets to create consistent demand, you can then harness the growing power of local farms to create consistent supply.
[Note that a Dem on the committee tried to allow the filmmaker to film the hearing…]
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Josh Fox was led away in handcuffs from a House Science Committee hearing Wednesday morning after refusing to pack up his camera.
Fox was led out by Capitol Police shortly after 10 a.m., before the hearing could be gaveled into order. The “Gasland” director was attempting to film the hearing looking into EPA’s investigation of potential water contamination from natural gas drilling in Pavillion, Wyo.
Well, that’s interesting.
I’m holding a bowl of dirt up to my nose, in hopes of getting high on the fumes of my backyard compost pile. The microbe that I’m after today is M. vaccae, a living creature that acts like a mind-altering drug once it enters the human body. It has been shown to boost the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine circulating in the systems of both humans and mice. In other words, it works in much the same manner as antidepressant pills. And yes, it is possible to dose yourself by simply breathing in the smell of good dirt.