As a writer who’s been exposing food industry deception and other underhanded tactics for many years, I’ve had my fair share of hate mail and other personal attacks. But on Monday, when I published my article, Dairy Industry Making a Killing, by Killing Cows? at Food Safety News, the comments threw me for a loop.
Archive for November, 2011
Over the last couple of days, news outlets have been having a field day with a proposal from Congress that pizza sauce be considered a vegetable to qualify for the National School Lunch program. Headlines like this one were typical: “Is Pizza Sauce a Vegetable? Congress says Yes.” (The blogs were a tad more childish; for example LA Weekly: Congress to USDA: Pizza is So a Vegetable, Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah.)
On Friday November 4, I am giving a keynote address at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. The day-long symposium is called: Food Fight! The Legal Debate Over The Obesity Epidemic, Food Labeling, And The Government’s Involvement In What You Eat and will be webcast live.
On Monday, November 7, I am giving two talks at the 15th annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition, in Oakland, California. I will participate in a panel on “Walmart and Corporate Social Responsibility: An Inherent Contradiction?” But even if you’re not attending the conference, you can come to a free workshop I am leading with Paula Arnquist of Corporate Accountability International on “Fighting back: Corporate Lobbying and Interference in Food Policy.” And who knows, maybe we will take the workshop over to Occupy Oakland.
On Thursday, November 10, I am giving a guest lecture at University of California, Berkeley on the politics of food. Also, on November 10 at 9pm I will appear in a documentary on CNBC called, “Pepsi’s Challenge.” You can watch a preview clip of my interview here.