Olympic Junk Food Fail

The Olympic Summer Games -- the quadrennial sports and advertising extravaganza -- are now underway. Once again, we'll be thrilled (and perhaps even inspired) by the graceful gymnasts, the lightning-fast sprinters, and the seemingly inexhaustible swimmers.

Less thrilling is the endless drumbeat of ads from long-time sponsors Coca-Cola (since 1928) and McDonald's (since 1976). Their ads are too clever to nag you to fill up on Big Macs and large Cokes. Instead, they worm their way into your heart to create warm, fuzzy feelings.


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Welcome to the new FoodDay.org!

FoodDay.org will become an invaluable tool to share information at the grassroots, grasstops, and national levels. The site’s many new features will make it easier than ever for users to find and share information about food issues, as well as register their Food Day events.


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A Fair Price for Tomatoes

The ethical issues surrounding meat are fairly well ventilated.  But how many of us pause to consider the ethical issues surrounding the humble supermarket tomato?


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Politicians and Food Day

Food Day is a nonpartisan movement, and the non-profit organizations that do most of the heavy lifting on Food Day are prohibited from taking sides in political campaigns or otherwise engaging in electioneering.  That said, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Food Day 2012 occurs under two weeks before a contentious, historic election.


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Eating Real Means Not Drinking Sugar

One of the overarching messages associated with Food Day is “Eat Real.”  That’s a phrase that could mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  For moms, that might mean not feeding children foods with artificial ingredients.  For vegetarians, that message might mean “don’t eat meat”; others might interpret it to include sustainably raised poultry.   There’s clearly room for flexibility, and I don’t expect Food Day will bridge the divide between vegans and carnivores.  But I do hope that more Americans will come to agree that the last thing “Eating Real” could mean is drinking soda and other sugary beverages.


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