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Hello folks! Thank you so much for reading The Food Stand, a blog on food policy and science.

I can’t pinpoint the moment when I started getting interested in more than simply eating food.  This past year, I started working in a neuroscience lab that examined individual differences in sweet preferences.  As I try to understand how we are neurologically programmed to like certain types of food, I discovered the world of food policy.  Sure, everyone knows about Fast Food Nation and understands that obesity is a growing problem for our nation, but the issues at hand are much more intricate than “make healthier choices.”

As I tried to find a comprehensive and up-to-date publication on food policy, though, I was surprised to discover a void in our massive communications network.  And this realization gave rise to this blog on food policy and science.  Food is not simply a fight against the individual.  Much more about food needs to be understood in the political and scientific realms.

So please, read and leave comments!

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