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dirtyhugshipper [userpic]
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A really good article in Mother Jones about the Bush administration's habit of ignoring science whenever they feel like it. Including info on right whales, pollution, etc and how they've handled it all. AND how all those advisory committees and such are *supposed* to work. Return of the Geeks - For eight long years, the Bush administration has trashed and politicized the government's science agencies. How to kick out the hacks and flat-Earthers and let the nerds reign.
blueyz72, you'll like this one!

My favorite article so far about the new HFCS commercials. Including a list on how to answer the question "Why is HFCS bad?" One of the answers? "High-fructose corn syrup is the hellion child of the corn lobby’s satanic forces." *Dies laughing*

Marion Nestle's most recent post about China's melamine in formula scandal. I didn't quite understand some of the stuff about melamine. Which I feel bad about - cuz I *should* know these things after my cat got some of the contaminated food 2 years ago. One of the things she's treated for at accupuncture (cute kitty-as-porcupine pics here) is the kidney disease resulting from that whole thing.

Also, her blog is really good if you have any interest in food politics. I don't agree with everything she has to say (I really don't believe anymore that there's an obesity "epidemic" and she talks about that a lot - if anyone's interested I'll dig you up some links to peruse) but she's still one of my heroes. She's one of the most well known nutritionists/dieticians in the country and she regularly speaks out against the American Dietetic Association. As she should! The group that *officially* registers dieticians should NOT be receiving funding from Coca Cola.

And that's plenty of reading for everyone. :)