Assorted Links

UC Davis agricultural economist, Julian Alston, talks about food and farm policy and obesity

No association between cardiovascular disease or cancer death and red meat consumption in Asian countries

An article in the American Journal of Public Health on how to use obesity messages to manipulate the public to support government intervention (o.k., dropping the sarcasm, the author's actual title is: Framing the Consequences of Childhood Obesity to Increase Public Support for Obesity Prevention Policy)

An interesting article on whether people seek information on GMOs, climate change, and other topics that confirm their biases; surprisingly confirmation bias is mainly a problem for know it alls (people who think they know a lot)  

The Honey Launderers: Uncovering the Largest Food Fraud in U.S. History (here's my question: why do we have a tariff on Chinese honey? Food safety concerns are one thing, but these sorts of trade barriers invite this kind of fraud)