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Coffee is going to throw anti-GMO crowd into a tizzy

With the recent announcement of the sequencing of the plant Coffea canephora¬†the Luddite segment of the food movement will face a real dilemma. Can you see how? Well, the DNA sequencing reveals the genes involved in caffeine production. And with … Continue reading

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Don’t eat chemicals!

I haven’t ridiculed popular nutrition/diet sources for a while so I guess it’s time. I’ll start with this one, as usual from one of the worst sources of woo, HuffPo’s Healthy Living section (why do I keep reading HuffPo, not … Continue reading

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Some sanity on obesity

It’s an epidemic, a wildfire burning out of control, a raging pandemic, the boogeyman here to get us all. By some accounts (wild extrapolation of a handful of dubious data points) by 20xx 150% of Americans will be obese and … Continue reading

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Some food quotes and a couple of comments

I saw this long list of 111 quotes about food (lists on the Net are just ways to get ad clicks so I usually avoid them but I couldn’t resist these) and so I thought I’d offer a few of … Continue reading

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HuffPo Nutrition Orthodoxy Censors Screwed Up

As you know I often rant about the sheer stupidity of many/most nutrition “advice” articles, usually on the simple grounds that they totally avoid facts and just spread some consensus, sorta-leftie nonsense (which embarrasses me as a card-carrying leftie). The … Continue reading

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Why isn’t this frankenfood generating outrage?

I saw an amusing article that a seed company has created a hybrid food, a crossbreed between kale and brussel sprouts they’re calling Kalettes. Now even though kale and brussel sprouts are already hybrids derived from a common ancestral plant … Continue reading

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What does “linked” mean in an alarmist headline?

There it is, in black and white, the word “linked” in a headline. It screams for your attention but what does it really mean? What will a casual reader extract from this? I’ve seen this so often before but I’ll … Continue reading

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