The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Moss on How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Friday, March 08, 2013

The book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us reveals how companies create foods to addict us - from the food science labs to the marketing campaigns.

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Last Chance Foods

Pass the Salt

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Meadow in the West Village offers more than 100 types of gourmet salt. Owner Mark Bitterman takes on the sodium critics and gives a brief explanation of a few basic finishing salts. Also, get his recipe for Bali Rama Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Last Chance Foods

Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Salt

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

There have been several big "ah ha!" moments in my evolution as an eater. And now, through Mark Bitterman, I've discovered salt.

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City's Anti-Salt Crusade Continues

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The city added more corporate allies Tuesday in its year-old campaign to curb sodium in processed foods. Hostess, Butterball, Snyder’s of Hanover and three other companies pledged to participate in the New York-led “National Salt Reduction Initiative.”

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: FDA Cutting Down Salt; Supreme Court On Animal Cruelty Videos

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

  • NUTRITION TAKEOUT: The average American consumes about 1,200 milligrams more sodium a day than they should. Too much sodium in our diets could lead to hypertension and heart disease. To combat this, the FDA is proposing a ten year plan to cut down the amount of salt in our foods. Marion Nestle, an NYU nutritionist and author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety," has the details of the FDA's plan and tells us whether it might work.
  • LEGAL TAKEOUT: The Supreme Court invalidated a federal law that banned videos depicting violence against animals, in an 8-1 decision yesterday. Columbia University law professor Nate Persily looks into why the Court ruled they way it did.