Food and Science

Required Reading (1 NB entry apiece, please, by Jan. 24)

Eric Schlosser, “Why the Fries Taste Good,” from Fast Food Nation (preview through Google Books).

Monsanto, Inc.’s official response to Food, Inc.

Brendan Koerner, “Red Menace,” from Wired Magazine (2010).


Non-Required Links

Here’s a conversation I started on my blog last year. In it, I linked to a blog post written by a doctoral student at Iowa State, who wrote back. A good example of getting conversations started that couldn’t happen without blogging.

A story about how the FDA determines whether genetically-modified salmon are safe.

Here’s the website named at the end of Food, Inc.

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