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Tell This Woman How Much You Disapprove

December 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · food news, kids, politics

Former White House aide Anita Dunn now shills for corporate food How far behind the times are we? Apparently, it was last October that food policy writer Marion Burros reported in Politico that the White House’s former communications director, Anita Dunn, is now leading the multi-million-dollar lobbying efforts of food corporations trying to put the […]

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Congress to Kids: Drop Dead!

November 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · kids, politics, school food

Amid all the hysteria over pizza and potatoes this week the mainstream media missed the real story behind the USDA’s embattled school nutrition guidelines by half and mangled the other half badly. The half they missed: These guidelines [PDF], ostensibly aimed at making school food healthier, were not the creation of Michelle Obama or the […]

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Processed Food Industry Shows USDA Who’s Boss in the Cafeteria

November 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments · kids, school food

First it was potatoes. Now it’s pizza. The processed food industry is reaching out to its friends in Congress to scuttle new USDA guidelines that were supposed to make school meals healthier. Politico reports that House and Senate negotiators are likely to approve agriculture appropriations language that would allow the tomato paste on pizza to […]

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