A Nation of Cereal Killers

A Nation of Cereal Killers

Cereal’s gone full circle since the invention of corn flakes by nutrition guru John Harvey Kellogg. Kellogg ran a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. An advocate of vegetarian eating, he sought an easy way for patients to consume healthy breakfasts of whole grains....
The Lobbyists at Your Dinner Party

The Lobbyists at Your Dinner Party

Remember the old food pyramid? Until “MyPlate” replaced it a few years ago, the U.S. government’s official dietary advice for Americans fit neatly into that triangle. The government recently moved toward updating those standards again. And the result...
A Prescription for Better Health

A Prescription for Better Health

Here’s a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real solution will be...
The Outgoing Texas Ag Commissioner’s Red Meat Agenda

The Outgoing Texas Ag Commissioner’s Red Meat Agenda

In Texas, not all goobers are produced by peanut farmers. A bumper crop of some of our nuttiest goobers comes out of far-right-wing political soil. Check out this blue-ribbon specimen: Todd Staples. Carefully cultivated by corporate agribusiness powers, he’s...
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