Bloggers are thinking about food:
- Elizabeth Cooney at White Coat Notes reports on a study in Boston and Philadelphia that finds food prices outstripping food stamps.
- Robert McClure at Dateline Earth points us to a new report that suggests giving fishermen property rights may help imperiled fish stocks.
- Jennifer Jacquet at Shifting Baselines argues for eliminating harmful fishing subsidies as a way to encourage more small-scale fisheries, which are less destructive than their large-scale counterparts.
- Ezra Klein responds to Big Corn’s commercials defending high-fructose corn syrup.
- Tom Philpott at Gristmill went to the Slow Food Nation convention, interviewed experts and advocates about food issues, and posted the videos online. New this week: interviews with Deborah Koons Garcia, Anna Lappé, and Andrew Kimbrell.
David Roberts at Gristmill remembers environmental advocate Philip Clapp, who combined a deep commitment to the environment with political savvy and a sense of humor.
Elaine at Enviroblog reports on a startling moment during a House subcommittee hearing on White House intervention in chemical reviews.
Alicia Mundy at WSJ’s Health Blog gives us the latest on the battle over preemption of pharmaceutical lawsuits: House Oversight Committee chair Henry Waxman demands answers from the FDA.
Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog rounds up reactions to the candidates’ healthcare proposals and related matters in the latest Health Wonk Review.
R. Craig Lefebvre at On Social Marketing and Social Change looks at the latest in PEPFAR evaluation.
Rick Weiss at Science Progress contrasts the FDA’s slow response to nanoparticle safety issues with the fast pace of new nano products entering the market.
Janet Stemwedel at Adventures in Ethics and Science dissects a tobacco-industry example to show how industry “science” gets a bad name.