Feed the Truth

Published under Health Feb 15, 2017

Today I am announcing the launch of Feed the Truth, an independent organization that will seek to improve public health by making truth, transparency and integrity the foremost values in today’s food system. This initiative grew out of my journey at KIND. In March 2015, KIND received a warning letter from the U.S. Food & [...]

FastCo Charlie Sorrel 01.17.17 6:00 AM Sin Azucar, or “without sugar,” is a photographic project from Spanish photographer Antonio Rodríguez Estrada. The idea is as simple as can be: Estrada takes packaged foods and photographs them alongside the amount of sugar they contain. The results speak for themselves, and are often—especially in the case of [...]

What is a microbe?

Published under Health, Science and Technology Jan 09, 2017

This is s a well structured and  relatable site that can teach us about the fascinating world of microbes and what they consist of including bacteria, archaea, fungi, protist and viruses: http://www.microbeworld.org/what-is-a-microbe

What a great icon & example

Published under Philanthropy Jan 06, 2017

As it happens, Donald J. Trump is not the only person to announce plans to shut down a personal philanthropy, just the best known. This is the story of a man who made and kept that same promise. Nearly five years ago, Charles F. Feeney sat in a cushy armchair in an apartment on the [...]

The medical profession, like many others, undervalues women and obsesses about making women work full time and carry the same burden as men. Yet, as this article shows, there is a ton of value in respecting the role of women in the medical profession. There is also a ton of value to society to not [...]

the definition of irony

Published under Health Dec 12, 2016

I recently visited a friend in the hospital who just had a baby girl, and she showed me the congratulations gift from the “nutrition” department of the hospital. We both thought it was quite ironic!  

#WhatWeNeedToSucceed: A Letter to the Next President on Behalf of Women Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore, Dell EIR Elizabeth Gore, Dell EIR 1 Nov 2016 #WhatWeNeedToSucceed Nov. 1, 2016 To: Secretary Hillary Clinton / Mr. Donald Trump Dear Madam Secretary / Mr. Trump: We write to you today on behalf of our nation’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and [...]

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in [...]

John Oliver is hilarious, but the issue he explores is very serious. Not only are hundreds of millions of dollars being wasted because of the perverse incentives to sensationalize scientific findings, but also these “findings” end up harming humans’ health and progress in untold ways.   Perhaps we need to start funding a Fact Checking Award [...]

The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff. It wasn’t until this year, for instance, that the US Dietary Guidelines finally recommended people keep their consumption of added sugars below 10 percent of their [...]