Better Labels, Better Food

Food labels are changing. In the past, you could only see how much total sugar was in your food. That included sugars naturally occurring in healthy, whole foods — like lactose in milk — alongside extra sugars like sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, which...
Kraft’s Mac and Cheese: Less Toxic, Still Bad

Kraft’s Mac and Cheese: Less Toxic, Still Bad

Kraft made news the other day with this announcement: Beginning next year, its macaroni and cheese will no longer contain artificial preservatives or colors. That’s nice. One of the favorite foods of American kids will more closely resemble something that actually...
Man Can’t Live on Cabbage Alone

Man Can’t Live on Cabbage Alone

I ran into an acquaintance recently and he told me he’d started seeing a new nutrition expert. “You know what?” he said, “It turns out I’m gluten intolerant.” OK. Him and everyone else. I told him I was glad he found an expert who...
The Fake Thing

The Fake Thing

New rule (as Bill Maher would say): If you make billions of dollars a year selling unhealthy food, you don’t get to tell us to work out. It was one thing when Cookie Monster began telling kids to eat vegetables. Cookie Monster doesn’t earn a living by...
Coke’s Green Lipstick

Coke’s Green Lipstick

Coke’s going green. Or, at least, it wants you to think it is. There’s no denying that part of Coca-Cola has gone green: the label — in one South American country. In Argentina, the world’s No. 1 soft drink company now sells a new product called...
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