food

Don’t Call It a Fat Tax

In his post yesterday, Kelly Brownell of TIME Magazine revived an old idea: tax soda. Various states and cities, he says, are considering leveling such a tax against sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Besides discouraging the consumption of unhealthful beverages, the economic benefits of such a tax, says Bronwell, would be significant.

Eat Mor Chikin

I am enrolled in Bio 101: Food Energy and the Environment and recently, we watched Food Inc. This documentary turned me vegetarian for two weeks after first seeing it in high school, and a slightly less substantial two days in college.

The Politics of Fat

There are two lovely posts that cropped up last week defending NJ Governor Chris Christie from attacks on his girth: Jonathan Chait’s Chris Christie is Fat. So What? in New York Magazine and Frank Bruni’s The Round and the Oval in the New York Times…

Meat and Masculinity

Matt Goulding, the Food Nutrition Editor at Men’s Health and author of Eat This, Not That, recently took on a challenge to eat as a vegetarian for a month. The goal of his meat-free month was to develop a new relationship with vegetables, in the name of health.

Recovering Addict

I feel like a demon has been exorcised from my brain. This summer I phased out my coffee intake to the point where, now, just a cup of green or black tea gently shakes me awake in the morning.