There’s just something downright nasty about the word “consumption.” It implies that we’re never satisfied, that we never have enough, that we’re all just here to take and take and take. Is that the best inspiration we can muster?
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In articles and discussions of food, food policy, food business, and food politics, there’s one word I keep encountering again and again: Consumers.
I’m changing the name of the blog to Pepsico Rules! (Umm, not really.)
When selling processed foods, almost all major food companies use a transparently simple, three-step business model based almost totally on advertising.
Recently I posted about a McDonald’s billboard that promotes the “Big Breakfast with Hotcakes.” Scott’s guess was right on the mark for calories and fat, but he left off the syrup and butter… which are not insignificant.
This ten-foot-tall plate of food contains three pancakes (with syrup and butter), a biscuit, scrambled eggs, a sausage patty, and hash browns. Can you guess how many calories that is?
Brandon Schauer suggests the creation of a universal symbol for the calorie.
I just came across this repulsive-yet-captivating series of Fast Food photographs by Jon Feinstein. Each image is named for the quantity of fat the food contains.