Meanwhile, if we're tricked into choosing apples over candy bars because of the "unit effect," then shouldn't we label all food energy as Joules (instead of calories)?
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a DC-based nonprofit, is suing the USDA, alleging a conflict of interest between its role in supporting US agriculture and issuing nutrition advice for Americans.
Obama's 2012 budget proposal calls for the elimination of more than $5 billion in agricultural spending, including subsidies that go to the wealthiest farmers.
Finally, McSweeney's reviews Dalmatia Fig Spread, discovered its typical habitat: the Whole Foods sample table.
The preserve was a rich golden brown (the precise hue of the Dalmatian coast at sunset) and was studded with tiny seeds that glinted like jewels under the fluorescent track lighting. [...] Gone was the mouth breather from Aisle 2 who kept double dipping his toothpick in the cubes of Gruyere. I was transported to the world of Suleiman the Magnificent, to the kind of place [...] where the words "olive garden" don't necessarily evoke a leather banquette and a laminate menu.
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