Selected Writing


No One Knows Exactly How Much Herbicide Is In Your Breakfast
VICE, May 11, 2016

We're About to Start Seeing More Early Deaths from Diabetes
VICE, March 25, 2016

No, Bacon Won't Kill You
The Huffington Post, November 2, 2015

Fighting West Nile Shouldn't Mean Poisoning People
Newsweek, October 5, 2015

Why Food Belongs in Our Discussions of Race
Civil Eats,  September 3, 2015

Carl's Jr. Unveils Grass-Fed Burger with Side of Nudity
The Huffington Post, February 12, 2015

Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Wages Class War in New Ads
The Huffington Post, January 25, 2015

A Not-So-Subtle Meditation on Sugar
The New York Times, July 9, 2014

Safe Shmafe: How Slate’s Latest Article on Pesticides Got It (Really) Wrong
Civil Eats, February 4, 2014

GMO Free & Fewer Calories Too! Big Food Makes Some PR Moves
Civil Eats, January 12, 2014

Got Organic Milk? New Study Says It’s Healthier
Civil Eats, December 9, 2013

Bad Eating Habits Start in the Womb
The New York Times, December 1, 2013

Antibacterial Products: More Harm Than Good
Huffington Post, November 20, 2013

Trans Fats: Deadly Consequences of FDA Inaction
Civil Eats, November 20, 2013

McDonald’s Fall Surprise: There’s No Pumpkin in that Latte
Civil Eats, October 17, 2013

Shut Down This: Our Food Safety, Health & Welfare at Stake
Civil Eats, October 2, 2013

The FDA: Working Hard to Protect Industry
Civil Eats, July 23, 2013

Bloomberg vs Beyoncé: The Real Dilemma with NYC’s Soda Ban
Civil Eats, June 13, 2013

Pay People to Cook at Home
The New York Times, May 10, 2013

Connecting the Dots: GMOs and Our Food Future
Huffington Post, March 26, 2013

New Report: Big Food Co-Opts Nutrition Group’s Message
Civil Eats, January 24, 2013

Jane Brody Gets It (Really) Wrong “Debunking” Health Myths
Civil Eats, January 4, 2013

Beyoncé & PepsiCo: The $50 Million Deal with the Devil
The Huffington Post, December 13, 2012

Prop 37 Fails: Why We Can’t Rely on Policy to Change Our Food System
The Huffington Post, November 8, 2012

The One-Two Punch: Big Food Gets Kids Hooked Early and Often
The Huffington Post, October 18, 2012

Food Fight: The Politics of the Food Industry
The New Labor Forum, Fall, 2012

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray
Ecocentric, September 18, 2012

Sunny-Side Up: In Defense of Eggs
The Atlantic, August 27, 2012

BPA Free Bottles Now Law, But We’re Not in the Clear
Civil Eats, July 31, 2012

A Calorie, Is A Calorie, Is A Calorie, Or Is It?
Civil Eats, June 29, 2012

The Obesity Paradox: Overfed But Undernourished
Civil Eats, June 27, 2012

Big Apple Takes on Big Gulp
Civil Eats, June 4, 2012

Occupy’s Message to the Food Movement: Bridge the Class Divides
Tikkun Magazine, Spring 2012

What’s Really Making Us Fat?
The Atlantic, March 8, 2012

Paula Deen: From Big Food to Big Pharma
The Huffington Post, January 23, 2012

Pizza is a Vegetable? Congress Defies Logic, Betrays Our Children
The Huffington PostNovember 18, 2011

The Truth About Turkey
Civil Eats, November 10, 2011

Occupy Wall Street and The Food Movement
Civil Eats, October 13, 2011

Not Your Grandma’s Milk
Grist, September 13, 2011

The hatin’ spoonful: Big Food refuses to swallow guidelines
Grist, August 1, 2011
Also published on Civil Eats and The Huffington Post

My Beef with MyPlate
Civil Eats, June 15th, 2011
Also published on The Huffington Post

Change in Season: Why Salt Doesn’t Deserve Its Bad Rap
Grist, May 26th, 2011
Also published on The Huffington Post

Our Deadly, Daily Chemical Cocktail
The Huffington Post, April 29th, 2011
Also published on Civil Eats and Grist

ADHD: It’s The Food, Stupid
Civil Eats, March 25th, 2011
Also published on Grist

Breakfast is Not So Gr-r-reat When Your Only Option is Frosted Flakes
Civil Eats, March 15, 2011
Also published on The Huffington Post and Grist

The last days of the low-fat diet fad
Grist, March 4, 2011

A Big Fat Debate
Civil Eats, March 4, 2011
Also published on The Huffington Post

Palin and Bachmann trash Michelle Obama’s breast-feeding advocacy
Grist, February 22, 2011

Tea Partiers Milk Anger Over Breastfeeding
Civil Eats, February 22, 2011

USDA Guidelines: Underwhelming
Civil Eats, February 4, 2011

Walmart’s New Initiative and Our Health: More Harm Than Good? 
Civil Eats, January 27, 2011

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fatness
Grist, January 14, 2011

The American Fast Food Syndrome
Civil Eats, January 13, 2011

Not Soy Fast (Republished)
The Huffington Post, December 10, 2010

Not Soy Fast 
Civil Eats, December 9, 2010

“Twinkie Diet”: Just a Starvation Diet in Disguise 
Civil Eats, November 19, 2010

Big Cheese vs. Real Cheese 
Civil Eats, November 12, 2010

Study Shows Fast Food Companies Aggressively Market to Kids, Minorities 
Civil Eats, November 10, 2010

The Newest Damning Research on High Fructose Corn Syrup and What it Means for Your Health 
Civil Eats, November 5, 2010

Toxins Disrupting Our Bodies 
Civil Eats, October 28, 2010

Kids, Most at Risk, Getting 40 Percent of Calories from Junk Food 
Civil Eats October 7, 2010

Clinton Trades Fast Food for Whole Food
Civil Eats, September 30, 2010

All Eggs Not Created Equal 
Civil Eats, September 23, 2010

Pandora’s Seed: Investigating Our Agricultural Roots 
Civil Eats, July 13, 2010