Instead of filming this selfish, food-hoarding behavior, — which is admittedly adorable — this dog's overlords should probably be creating a more peaceable animal kingdom by teaching the dog how to share with other species, even when they have a terrifying red face like this duck. The dog is white so I'm going to go…
A Chicago school has banned bag lunches because theoretically, school lunch is healthier than what parents pack for their children. Naturally, parents are up in arms over the accusation that the school is better at feeding their children than they are.
There's a possibility that brightly-colored staples of the American child's diet, including Jell-O, Froot Loops, and Pop-Tarts will now come with a warning. The New York Times reports that the F.D.A. has asked a panel to review evidence on the link between artificial colorings and health problems in children.
In the wake of years of low-fat and non-fat diet news and advertising, we're living in a culture that has oversimplified the complex equations of nutrition into fat=bad. As Harriet Brown writes for Psychology today:
The USDA released new dietary guidelines today, and for the first time it suggests Americans should eat less. Yes, the government is finally standing up to the food lobby and declaring we should consume less of its delicious, fatty wares!
The recession has given rise to a weird trend: otherwise-respectable adults skipping out on the check at nice restaurants.
For the past 60 days, Washington State Potato Commission head Chris Voight ate only potatoes to protest the government banning or limiting the vegetable in some programs. Voight lost 21 pounds and lowered his cholesterol, but the restrictions remain.
[London, November 2: Taking the cafeteria nightmare 400x higher, this one is aiming to recreate the Spanish "Tomatina" food throwing contest. Image via Getty.]
"Foodie" — which is sometimes used to describe anyone with a passing interest in eating quality nutrients — has become a bad word.
Michael Pollan is a bona fide food celebrity, and rightly so: much of America's changing attitudes towards food is due to his peruasive and intelligent writing. But what's his deal with those pesky "feminists?"
We have few authority figures we can look up to anymore. Politicians are up to their eyes in love-children and corruption. Priests reel from accusations of child-tampering. What's left? Cook's Illustrated, a bastion of goodness in a naughty world.