Estelle Menz
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  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • United Kingdom
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Fine food & produce importer/seller
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A friend who works in Virginia had me listen to your podcast about the farm bill. I googled and found this site.

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Salt getting attention as troublesome additive in international food processing circles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Estelle Menz Sep 1, 2011. 4 Replies

It is difficult to determine if this industry is interested in a good faith effort in sodium reduction recommended in the Journal of Hypertension. A recent article in the food industry newsletter…Continue

Tags: Jacqui_Webster, acidulants, hypertension, sodium

Bidding farewell to the U.S. Food Pyramid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beatrice Yearwood Jun 5, 2011. 1 Reply

After millions of dollars to develop and promote the Food Pyramid, it is going the way of the plate. The Food Pyramid will be replaced by a dinner plate divided into sections that we hope conveys…Continue

Tags: food_groups, obesity, David_Kessler, calories, dinner_plate

Nuns prepared to raise hell at McDonald's?

Started Mar 4, 2011 0 Replies

Americans are not known for good manners, but I did not think this included nuns.  Well at least a group of nuns, who own $2,000 in McDonald's shares, seem prepared to be brazen.  Apparently an order…Continue

Tags: marketing, clown, Sisters_of_St._Francis, Michelle_Leder, advertising

Reducing cow emissions may benefit fight against climate change

Started Feb 5, 2011 0 Replies

It seems that bad joke adolescent boys like to repeat about cows and their digestive problems may be useful in climate change mitigation.  Carbon sequestration may allow US beef producers to reduce…Continue

Tags: USDA, greenhouse_gases, CAFO, cattle, climate_change

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CORN REFINERS ASSOCIATION-Telling their side of the high fructose corn syrup story

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

"The Corn Refiners Association represents the corn refining (wet milling) industry and has launched a national educational campaign to provide science-based facts about high fructose corn syrup to the public"

The food refining industry is moving forward with what appears to be a well-financed and sophisticated campaign to protect the reputation of high fructose corn syrup. …


The shame of unhealthy lifestyle habits depicted on The New Yorker's cover

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

The New Yorker can be counted on to bring the absurd to serious matters. 

Chicago serves up a rolling feast of healthy food to poor neighborhoods

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 4:39pm 1 Comment

I never cease to be amazed by Americans.  The former Obama administration operative & current head man in your Windy City, Rahm Emanuel, is championing buses that sell healthy food in what are called food desserts.  If I am not mistaken, a similar effort was tried in New York with a much smaller mode of transport-food carts- selling food in front of those dreadful corner "grocery" stores.  The healthy food cart owners were beset upon by unhappy store owners and dared not return.   Read…


Industry unhappy with U.S. government agencies' recommendations to cut back fat, sodium, and sugar

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Although I am a specialty foods importer in Scotland, I read the web newsletter written by Food Navigator USA.  They have a similar publication for the UK, but it is a good snap-shot of what is on the minds of mass market food producers and distributors.  A recent … Continue

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