Vacation time! And The Economist takes on Nestle

November 23rd, 2009 by Rosa

Dear Readers,

I’ve taken the week off of work for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I’m taking the week off from writing reviews as well. Instead, you’ll get a news post every day this week. I’ll be back on Nov 30 with more reviews.

To kick of the week in candy news, here’s a long piece from the Economist on the business and ethics of Nestle, which is trying to market itself as a “wellness” brand. It reminds me of a course I took called the Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food, taught by Professor Kelly Brownell. We had a guest lecturer from Pepsi-Co who discussed similar efforts by his company to “healthify” itself.

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