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Posts Tagged ‘USDA’
The exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet, opened June 10 at the National Archives downtown. That day and over the weekend, more than 15,000 visitors had the chance to see a poster with rosy-cheeked kids advertising vitamin-enriched doughnuts and a scone recipe sent from Queen Elizabeth to President Dwight […]
Jane Black, formerly of The Washington Post's food section and currently studying the eating habits of Huntington, W.Va., has a nice piece in New York magazine about how bad pizza is for us. Federal authorities have been sounding the alarm as part of new USDA dietary guidelines. From Black's piece: The humble slice, we learn […]
As we chatted about Thai agricultural commodities at Tuesday night’s birthday party for King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Capital Hilton, Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, agriculture minister in the Royal Thai Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs, graciously passed me a large coconut with a straw in it. I wanted to take notes, but the milk inside was so […]
On Sunday, Nov. 7, The New York Times published a story that spelled out the U.S. Department of Agriculture's hypocritical role in America's dietary life: The agency that pushes for healthier diets, the paper pointed out, has simultaneously created and partially funded a marketing group designed to add tons more cheese into our lives via […]
Maybe we should have less food porn on Y&H and more chef porn? Then again, I'm not sure this photo of David Guas qualifies in the latter category, but it would seem to redefine, at least for the readers who flocked to it, the idea of "arm candy." Take a look at your Top 5 […]
No time to waste, let's get straight to the news. Capitol Hill Sporting Goods at 727 8th St. SE will soon be replaced by a funky new tavern serving up American fare and offering live jazz and blues. (The Hill Is Home) During President Obama's trip to the Subcontinent this past weekend, the Indian government […]
This undercover video from the Humane Society of the United States (disclaimer: my wife works there and I once did, too) documents the conditions at a Vermont slaughterhouse where veal calves are treated with the kind of respect usually reserved for household intruders. Today, both the USDA and the Vermont state agriculture agency suspended operations […]
Just remember, this is from the same government that couldn't prevent foodborne illnesses traced to spinach, peanut butter, cookie dough, jalapenos, you name it. Enjoy the game!
Let's start the week with the online equivalent of wingsuit flying: Bloggers willing to tear down institutions and destroy old ideas. Hey, if we desk jockeys can't exercise anymore, then we might as well get our endorphin rush from little shots of e-schadenfreude. Less Is Enough chronicles Day 27 of a campaign to eat for a month […]